At Nichols School, you will find dedicated faculty focused on preparing students to thrive in the global community of the 21st century. With an average class size of 14, teachers foster each student’s talents beyond the limitations of standardized testing to develop intellectual and extracurricular passions. Through challenging academics, exceptional art and athletic programs, and fulfilling leadership and character education opportunities, students are engaged in experiences suiting a wide range of talents and interests. Lasting friendships are forged with peers and teachers alike, and through meaningful relationships with advisors, teachers, coaches and other mentors, each and every student is known as an individual.

Families of prospective or admitted students can email and a member of the Admissions Office will contact you shortly.

The best way to get to know Nichols is to visit! Please join us for any of our See Us in Action events we are hosting!

2024-2025 Admissions Cycle

October 1, 2023

Admissions application is available for the 2024-2025 school year.

December 15, 2023

Financial aid application deadline for the 2024-2025 school year.

December 15, 2023

Admission application deadline for the 2024-2025 school year.

Families are encouraged to apply after the first round deadline. We will admit students on a rolling basis as space is available in certain grade levels.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more or schedule a virtual meeting, we encourage you to call the Admissions Office at 716-332-6325 today. We welcome your questions and the opportunity to tell you what makes Nichols an exceptional place. We look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Admissions Events

About Us

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