Why a K-12?

A defining advantage of our school is that its three divisions--Lower, Middle, and Upper--share a single campus. This important part of our educational philosophy ensures strong continuity in curricula and in individual student support and experience. It provides opportunities for students of different ages to mentor and learn important lessons from one another.

At the heart of a K-12 community is the ability to grow and be nurtured at every stage, adding depth to our academic program; longevity and texture to our relationships; and strength to our community.

Opportunities for Interaction

While our Lower School occupies a separate section of our campus from the Middle and Upper School, we create opportunities for interaction:
  • Senior-kindergarten buddy visits
  • Seventh grade history unit in which students study a different global issue every year and teach what they've learned to third, fourth, and fifth graders
  • All-school pep rallies for each season's sports teams
  • Performances by Upper School students at Lower School assemblies
  • Peer mentoring between Upper and Middle School students
  • Upper School student tutors in math and science for Middle School students
  • Middle School Math Mentors for second grade students
  • Third/eighth grade buddy program
  • Graduating seniors walk through the Lower School as part of Commencement traditions (see video)

Features of Buckley's K-12 Campus

  • 830 students from kindergarten to twelfth grade
  • Private, safe, natural environment
  • Distinct spaces for the Lower, Middle, and Upper divisions
  • Opportunities for cross-divisional relationships and mentoring
  • Resource sharing across divisions
  • Program continuity across divisions
  • Long-term, institutional knowledge of individual student needs

Seniors Walk Through Lower School