Welcome to Buckley!

“Believe in your child,” Dr. Isabelle Buckley, founder of The Buckley School, used to tell parents. 

Decades later, Buckley faculty and staff live by her words. We believe in our students. We see their capacity for growth. We nurture their ability to create and evaluate. We honor their diverse backgrounds and admire their ability to lead with empathy and with courage. We offer them voice.

Inspired by our mission, Dr. Buckley’s Four-Fold Plan, and the Buckley Commitment, faculty at Buckley lift up students, partner with parents, and build community -- every day. 

And, as a community, we honor our teachers’ expertise and their insatiable curiosity. Buckley is a place where teachers come to grow. They learn for, with, and from our students. 

I am proud to be Buckley’s Head of School, and even more proud to be a Buckley parent, knowing that my own children will benefit from the lifelong gift of a Buckley education. 

But don’t take my word for it. Come explore. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus. 

Eager to meet you,

COVID-19 & Assessment 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 we also recognize you are may be more comfortable with our virtual options. 

When it comes to applicant assessments, we have made the following decision for the following grades:

Lower School
Kindergarten: to be determined later
Grades 1-5: to be determined later

Middle & Upper School
Grades 6-12: ISEE testing will not be required 

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. 

You may also view our Return to Campus & Covid-19 Protocols to keep up with the latest information on our response and guidance to members of our Buckley community.
The Buckley School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, and athletic and other school administered programs.