No. The Buckley School is a non-denominational school. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.
While Buckley is not a religiously affiliated school, we are a school with several long-standing traditions that continue to evolve over time.
One such tradition is the weekly school assembly, a time during which our students and faculty gather as a community. Assemblies are led by the headmaster, who begins with the Lord’s Prayer and a story or poem from various religions and sources, speaking to Buckley’s appreciation for inclusivity and diversity. Boys may elect to join the headmaster in recitation of the prayer.
Other traditions include various performances that celebrate the winter holidays, one of which is the School’s version of the Nativity Play, performed by first and second grade boys. With the understanding that not all Buckley families observe Christmas, the boys in Beginners and Classes IV-X perform in holiday concerts that offer music from a variety of sources.