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Encyclopedia > Nichols School
Nichols School
Nichols Logo
Established 1892
School type Private, Day, Grades 5-12
Religious affiliation none
Headmaster Richard C. Bryan, Jr.
Location Buffalo, NY, USA
Campus Urban, 30 acres
Enrollment 580 day
Faculty 71
Average class size 14 students
Average SAT
scores (2005)
verbal N/A
math N/A
Athletics N/A
Color(s) Green & White
Mascot Viking

Nichols School is a private, co-educational college-preparatory school located in Buffalo, New York, USA. Image File history File links Nichols_school. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A day school is an institution where children are given educational instruction only during the day and after which children return to their homes. ... A grade level is a numerical designation of the level or year a student has reached in school. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors, Queen City, City of Light Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Area    - City 136. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width {{{WidthUS}}} miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors, Queen City, City of Light Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Area    - City 136. ...



Nichols School was founded in 1892 by William Nichols. 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Our aim is to train minds, bodies and hearts for the work of life, and to carry into all we do the highest ideals of character and service. - Joseph D. Allen, 1909 (Second Headmaster)


Faculty, chosen for their expertise, regularly publish in their academic field: 75% have master's degrees; 10% have doctoral degrees. 14% of the faculty are Nichols graduates. According to the school, they are committed to the school's educational mission and they have an average of 19.5 years of service. Teachers are involved in student life beyond their classrooms, serving as student advisors, coaches, club advisors and mentors.


In 2001, the Middle School was consolidated onto the Upper School campus. The campus includes Regan Hall and Donaldson Hall (the Middle School), The Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center, Mitchell Hall, Albright Hall, Moot Hall, the Scully Athletic Center and Laettner Gymnasium, and Dann Memorial Rink. The campus also includes tennis courts, squash courts, and five playing fields. A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation // Squash is an indoor racquet sport which was formerly called Squash rackets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball...

Within walking distance of the Nichols School are the Buffalo Zoo, Delaware Park and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Buffalo Zoo is a zoo in Buffalo, New York, and the third oldest institution of its kind in the United States. ... Delaware Park // History and Information According to [BetUS]: Horse racing in Delaware began during the Colonial period, with the first formal racing facility being built in the town of Newark in 1760. ... The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a major showplace for modern art and contemporary art in the western New York Region. ...

Notable alumni

Artists and personalities

  • Laylah Ali, artist, Williams College
  • Cory Arcangel '96, artist
  • Nick Bakay '77, television actor, writer, and producer
  • Nanette Burstein, producer (IMDb entry)
  • Christen Clifford, author and actress
  • Steve DeMarchi, guitarist and music producer
  • Robert Payne Gatewood, author
  • A. R. Gurney, playwright
  • Rick Halpern '77, Bissell-Heyd Chair of American Studies, University of Toronto
  • Billy Hopkins, casting director (IMDb entry)
  • Brigid Hughes, magazine editor, A Public Space
  • E. Howard Hunt, author and Watergate burglar
  • Karl Koch '87, Weezer webmaster
  • Adam Lippes, adam+eve clothing designer
  • Mark Mandrake, editor of The New York Yankees: One Hundred Years, The Official Retrospective
  • Peter McGennis, filmmaker
  • David Milch '62, Emmy-nominated television writer and producer
  • William L. Morris, Emmy-nominated television writer
  • Eyal Press '88, journalist
  • Jonathan Quint, actor
  • Jeff Saltzman, Industrial Light and Magic Technical Lead
  • Nandita Shenoy '90, actor/choreographer
  • David Shire '55, composer
  • John Wray (John Henderson) '89, author
  • Suzi Yoonessi, filmmaker

Williams College is a private, coeducational, highly selective (18% admission rate in 2006) liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ... Cory Arcangel (born 1978) is a digital artist who lives and works in Manhattan. ... Nick Bakay (born October 8, 1964, Buffalo, New York) is an American actor and writer. ... A.R. Gurney (November 1, 1930 - ) is an American playwright and novelist. ... Template:Unsourced A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario. ... Everette Howard Hunt (born October 9, 1918 in East Hamburg, New York, United States) worked for the White House under President Richard Nixon. ... The Watergate building. ... Karl Koch is the webmaster of American rock band Weezers official website weezer. ... Weezer is a rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... David Milch was born 1945 in Buffalo, New York to a Jewish family. ... An Emmy Award. ... Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ... Born in 1937, David Shire began scoring for television in the 60s and made the leap to scoring feature films in the early 70s. ...


  • Peter Ciavaglia '87, NHL player
  • Jeff Farkas '96, NHL player
  • Les Kuntar '87, NHL player
  • Christian Laettner '88, basketball player
  • David Seitz '92, professional hockey player
  • Ryan Sittler '92, professional hockey player
  • Scott Thomas '89, NHL player
  • Ward Wettlaufer, '54 amateur golfer
  • Jason Zent '90, NHL player

NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Christian Donald Laettner (born August 17, 1969 in Angola, New York) is a former professional basketball player who has played 13 seasons in the NBA on six different teams. ... Ward Wettlaufer, 1963 H. Ward Wettlaufer (born October 31, 1935) is an amateur U.S. golfer with numerous titles to his name, including the Eastern Amateur, two Porter Cup championships, North & South Amateur, and the Walker Cup as a member of the 1959 US team. ...

External links

  Results from FactBites:
Mrs. Hennessey's Third Grade Class (107 words)
Nichols Elementary School embraces responsibility for preparing all students to participate responsibly, intellectually and creatively in school and within society.
We are committed to motivating students towards independent thinking and self initiated goals and giving students the skills to be successful throughout their lives.
At Nichols Elementary School, we believe it takes the whole learning community, parents, students and staff, working together for the benefit of continuous learning and to create a school environment that promotes academic and social excellence.
Nichols School (3318 words)
Parents must realize that school bus transportation is a “privilege” not a “right.” Pupils who misbehave may be denied the privilege of riding on the bus since their misbehavior jeopardizes the safety of the entire bus load and could result in injury to others.
Students being transported are under the authority of the school bus driver and the Monona Grove School District.
Upon receipt of the “Bus Conduct Report,” the school principal will inform the parent or guardian and student of the offense and suspend the student for up to seven (7) days and recommend to the Director of Transportation that the student be suspended from the bus for up to the remainder of the school year.
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