Nichols School is committed to attracting and maintaining an outstanding faculty and staff. The Board of Trustees recognizes that the quality of our School is measured by the people who compose it and who support the necessary intellectual, physical and character development for our students.

Simply stated, Nichols seeks a faculty of men and women, who are competent and excited about their teaching field, are committed to a high standard of academic excellence, and who are sensitive and respectful of the needs of young people. The School maintains a well-rounded faculty of diverse background. We expect our faculty to commit to the School’s procedures, philosophy and standards, and serve as worthy role models for its students. Furthermore, Nichols seeks staff members, who are proficient and enthusiastic about their field of expertise, and who are supportive of the needs of the School and its students.


Current Openings

Associate Director of College Counseling

Nichols School is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling who can successfully guide our students into the next phase of their educational career.  Counseling students and parents through the college admissions process requires finesse and expertise.  We are looking for an individual who has a growth mindset and is not afraid of taking on new challenges.  The ability to successfully nurture and guide students, along with the ability to compose compelling school letters of recommendation, are a must for the position.  This person will also join our world-class faculty by teaching a class at Nichols School.  We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to enhance our College Counseling team.  Nichols School offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, life, retirement and professional development.

For a detailed job description please click here.

Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume and references to Jennifer Clarey, Director of Human Resources at

Zamboni Driver

Nichols School is seeking part-time, seasonal, Zamboni Drivers for nights and weekends.  Individuals will be responsible for the proper operation and basic maintenance of the machine, maintain the bay areas that house the machinery and prepare the ice surfaces for scheduled skating events. They will also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of all locker rooms, team benches, bleachers, the mezzanine, lobby, and restrooms, employee only areas, and outside spaces. Qualified candidates must love to work in the cold, be willing to have a flexible schedule and have previous experience with the Zamboni machine.  

Email or call Brian Parkot, Rink Manager at (716)332-6338 for more information.

Our aim is to train minds, bodies and hearts for the work of life, and to carry into all we do the highest ideals of character and service.

Fast facts
Average Class Size: 14
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Acres: 30
Founded: 1892
Average Enrollment: 555
Boy/Girl Ratio: 50% / 50%
Endowment: $30 million
AP Classes: 20

Pursuit of Excellence
At Nichols, inspired teachers and students are committed to a quality standard of learning and achievement in all aspects of school life.

Integrity of Character
Our community strives to cultivate each student's sense of responsibility, compassion, honesty, and self-discipline, producing confident and ethical young people.

Tradition and Change
Grounded in the wisdom of the past, we stimulate adaptive and innovative abilities to prepare our students for the future.

Rigor and Balance
Our challenging expectations and structured environment bring out potential. Each student is encouraged to find the balance among academic, artistic, athletic and extra-curricular involvements.

Diverse Community
Nichols School reflects the region's neighborhoods and the wider world, building mutual respect and understanding. In our daily school life, we strive to be a caring community for each individual.