The faculty, staff and students at Nichols School have fostered an environment where each person learns to embrace challenge in their own way and build a better community.
The collective efforts of the school community have led to a positive reputation with leading school review site Niche, with Nichols taking top honors as the best private high school in the Buffalo area. This is the second year in a row Nichols has placed #1 on Niche's list of Best Private High Schools in the Buffalo Area.
Nichols School earned another #1 placement from Niche on the list of Best Private School Teachers in Buffalo. 77% of Nichols School teachers have an advanced degree, including eight who have received a Ph.D. in their field. Teachers at Nichols shape rigorous, extensive curriculum as they see fit to make learning rewarding and relevant for each student. In doing so, students learn to think critically and creatively while learning beyond the test.
Nichols was also rated as the top high school for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the Buffalo area. The school's commitment to STEM learning is most evident at the Class of 1963 Center for Math and Science, which boasts eight mathematics classrooms and seven Upper School science classrooms with labs, and a STEM Lab and Maker Space in Albright Hall. Nichols also provides students with experiential STEM learning outside the classroom, with an award-winning robotics team, Science Olympiad and numerous clubs for math, computer programming, science and technology.
Niche is a leading online review site which ranks U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods and companies annually based on a variety of criteria. School rankings are determined by an analysis of reviews from students, parents and alumni along with data from the Department of Education.