Admissions

Virtual Admissions Center

Welcome to the Nichols School Virtual Admissions Center

To prioritize the health and safety of our community, our application process is fully virtual.

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now open.

We are excited to learn about your child and family and share Nichols with you in the coming months. We hope you’ll connect with us soon by calling 716.332.6325 or emailing admissions@nicholsschool.org.

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 admissions@nicholsschool.org and a member of the Admissions Office will contact you shortly.


2021-2022 Admissions Deadlines

December 15, 2020

Application deadline to be considered for need based financial aid or merit scholarships. All admissions application materials, along with your financial aid and/or merit scholarship applications must be received by this date.

January 15, 2021

Application deadline for families not applying for financial aid or merit scholarships.

January 21, 2021

Decision Day!

Upcoming Admissions Events

List of 14 items.

  • 1892

    Founding Year
  • 14

    Average Class Size
  • 8:1

    Student Teacher Ratio
  • 50/50

    Boy-Girl Ratio
  • 40+

    Student-Led Clubs
  • 20+

    Championship-Winning Athletic Teams
  • 4

    Robotics Teams
  • 35+

    Community Service Opportunities
  • 20

    AP Classes
  • 30

    Acres of Campus
  • 85%

    Nichols seniors admitted to "highly competitive" colleges
  • 560

    Average Enrollment
  • 65

    Faculty Members Pursued Professional Development Opportunities
  • $30m

    Endowment

Mr. Cammarata, Faculty Member

“The students, my colleagues, parents, and everyone I need during my day are the reason this place is such an extraordinary place to learn and teach.

Ms. Olena, Faculty Member

“Coming to Nichols, where teachers are passionate about their subjects and where getting a great education is central to students’ lives, was like coming home.”

Whether in-person or online, Nichols School fosters a community where each student can thrive! 

Hear from our parent community on some of the reasons Nichols rose above the rest in their search for an independent school.

About Us

Nichols School is a nationally recognized college preparatory coed independent school with a 128-year history.