Facility Rentals

Nichols School has many facilities available for use by your company, team or organization. Please call 716.332.6391 for details and availability. For Ice Rink Rentals, please contact Brian Parkot at 716.332.6339.


The Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center is a professional, state of the art facility that seats up to 480 guests. This climate controlled theater is equipped with computerized audio and lighting, a full fly system, piano, dressing rooms and much more.

Indoor Athletics Facilities

The Scully Athletic Center has two full size gymnasiums and three international size squash courts. These facilities can accommodate basketball, volleyball, squash, wrestling, badminton, kickball, fencing, off-season soccer, football and lacrosse practices, pilates or other aerobic activity.

Hockey Facilities

The Ice Rink offers one regulation size rink and a three-quarter size practice rink, unlike any other in the area. These facilities are ideal for games, practices or private skating parties.

Outdoor Athletic Facilities

Nichols’ outdoor facilities include two artificial turf fields; lined for football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey; two natural grass fields, baseball and softball diamonds; and five tennis courts. These state-of-the-art facilities can accommodate your team, league or personal use.

Tournaments, Camps and Clinics

Nichols has ideal indoor and outdoor facilities to host your next tournament, camp or clinic. The Scully Athletic Center has two gymnasiums and our outdoor facilities offer side-by-side artificial turf fields. Our parking lots are conveniently located throughout the campus and food services can be arranged for any event.

Meeting and Conference Space

Nichols has a variety of meeting and conference rooms that accommodate 5-480 guests. Many of our spaces utilize SMART Board™ technology and have video and audio hookups as well. The William G. Gisel, Jr. ’70 Lecture Hall, a 45 seat lecture space in the Class of 1963 Center for Math and Science, is fully equipped with some of the latest and greatest in audio/video technology, including state of the art projection equipment; 16 x 9 projection screen; high end DVD/VCR player; high resolution document camera; and a SMART Podium™, enabling you to give dynamic and interactive presentations via an interactive pen, connected to a computer and projector. Furthermore, the room features state-of-the-art distance learning/video conferencing equipment, which facilitates communication with others, anywhere in the world.

Catering and Reception

Nichols can enhance any event with an array of food service options from a concessions stand to a Chef prepared, sit-down meal.

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.