Admissions
Applying to Nichols School

Middle School Admissions Process

Whether you are considering Nichols or have already begun the application, please contact a member of the admissions team with any questions you may have! Call the admissions office at 716-332-6325 or email the team at admissions@nicholsschool.org.

A complete Nichols application includes the following:

  • Online Application. Please create an account or log in at www.nicholsschool.org/apply. We require that student and parent sections of the application be completed and submitted prior to your child’s interview.
  • Writing Sample. All applicants are required to provide a writing sample. You can find this writing prompt on the checklist in your child’s online account.
  • Student Interview. We require all applicants schedule an interview either at the end of a campus visit or through Zoom. This is an opportunity for us to get to know your child’s interests and strengths. We also welcome the chance to answer questions about Nichols School. To schedule your interview, please contact our office at 716-332-6325 or admissions@nicholsschool.org to schedule your interview. 
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms. There are two recommendation forms that are required to be completed by your child’s current teachers and returned to the Admissions Office electronically. All Middle School applicants are required to submit a recommendation for Math and English. There are two optional recommendation forms for artists and athletes that may be filled out at the discretion of the applicant. A transcript release form must also be sent to your child’s current school. The recommendations and the transcript release forms can be found in your child’s checklist once you’ve created an online account.
  • Student Campus Visit. We require all students to visit Nichols School at one of our Admissions events. This is perhaps the best way for students to learn about Nichols and for us to learn about your student. Any of the following meet the requirement for a student campus visit: 
    • Open Houses are large scale events that allow students and families to tour campus and learn about the robust programs we offer. Registration links for Open Houses can be found here.
    • See Us in Action events take place during the school day and are held approximately once per month. During these smaller events, students and/or families will tour campus with a current student and have an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of teachers, administrators, and students. Registration links for See Us in Action events can be found here.
    • Small Group Tours will be scheduled, when possible, for students or families that cannot attend a See Us in Action or an Open House. Contact the Admissions Office directly to schedule a tour.
  • Financial Aid Application. Please note that if you are applying for financial aid or a scholarship, you will be required to submit a separate application through the online system SSS by NAIS. Financial aid is need-based and more information about the application and to see if you qualify can be found on the Tuition and Value page of our website.
We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your child through the application process. Call us at 716-332-6325 or email admissions@nicholsschool.org.

Admissions Deadlines

December 15, 2021

Financial aid application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year.

December 15, 2021

Admission application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year.

January 21, 2022

Acceptance letters mailed.