Upper School

Nichols Upper School is a dynamic, energizing and inspiring place. It is here that a genuine comfort with challenge is achieved, and the rewards of embracing new challenges with courage and zeal reveal themselves.

At any given moment, you can find students engaging in a myriad of exciting learning opportunities happening in every classroom, in every lab, in every art space and on every stage. Our students are taught to think critically and to speak their minds with eloquence and conviction. They have a strong voice in everything we do that impacts them, from faculty hiring to the student discipline process. This unique partnership between students and faculty results in an extraordinary community that fosters deeply empowering senses of responsibility and confidence that serve students in college, and in life.

The Upper School offers 24 Advanced Placement courses, over 40 clubs, four academic teams, dozens of service opportunities and multiple performances throughout the year—and we encourage participation in multiple activities and electives.

Upper School Departments

About Us

Nichols School is a nationally recognized college preparatory coed independent school with a 130-year history.