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Academic Growth and Joyful Learning

Whether learning to read, analyzing a first text, or presenting a paper in high school, Buckley calls its students to develop confidence, courage, and perseverance. At our kindergarten through twelfth grade school, we make learning exhilarating. In classrooms, on the playground, and at assemblies, on the athletic field, on stage, or in an art studio, your child will take risks and ask questions that are fundamental to academic growth and deep, joyful learning. To see this for yourself, visit Buckley during one of our Open House events in the fall, take a Lower School tour with a current Buckley parent, or take a Middle/Upper School tour with a Student Ambassador.

Buckley’s Lower School uses an active, developmental approach to education that engages your child and develops their love of learning, while allowing our teachers to adapt to individual learning styles. Play and creativity infuse our program where children are engaged, hands-on learners.

Middle School is a time of great personal, social, and academic change for your child. That’s why Buckley has a unique transitional program for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. An experiential learning approach captures all students’ attention and teaches them to question thoughtfully and think critically.

Our Upper School empowers your high school student to find his or her own voice, think critically and engage creatively, and develop a worldview. With Buckley's grounding in the liberal arts, including many advanced placement classes and honors courses, our graduates are well prepared for their next academic challenge.

We invite you to visit Buckley. While we’ve always been proud of our picturesque campus and rigorous academic program, we have even more to be excited about now. With a new Middle and Upper School library and campus Center for Community and the Arts completed, as well as many other facilities upgrades, the Buckley experience is better than ever.

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  • COVID-19 Information

    Our commitment is to ensure public safety and a quality experience for all various community members and prospective families. This means you and your family are always at the center of our thoughts on handling the pandemic. We have studied and sought the partnership of scientists and medical experts to guide our decisions with the day-to-day in-school experiences and your visit to campus. While we are planning in-person opportunities, such as tours and Open House, we also recognize you may be more comfortable with our virtual options, such as Zoom interviews and virtual coffees.

    Please return to this page as the information is dated. Current information will also be disclosed in the admission portal to applicant families going through the process.
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