Dear Friends,

I invite you to consider this website your virtual entry point into the life of our school. With every click, you will uncover the richness of the daily experience of Buckley students.

Like many others, the first time I drove onto Buckley's campus, I was taken by the beauty of the surroundings. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to fully experience the real beauty of Buckley - the joyful, caring, and vibrant atmosphere, the sense of belonging, the children's eagerness to learn, and the faculty's commitment to excellence in teaching.

Buckley prides itself on educating and nurturing the whole child, while teaching its students the skills, knowledge, and values to excel in all their future endeavors. The Buckley faculty creates an environment where students are held to the highest standards of achievement, effort, character, and leadership. It does not take long to realize that Buckley is a distinct community, one that cherishes its traditions and its past; yet one undoubtedly turned toward the future.

If you are finding out about Buckley Country Day School for the first time, I encourage you to start with our Mission Statement. It is our cornerstone. It is meant to capture the essence of the school and inspire energy and commitment.

I hope to have the pleasure of your visit soon. 


Jean-Marc Juhel, Ed.D.
Head of School
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About the Head of School

Dr. Jean-Marc Juhel was named Buckley's twelfth Head of School in 2001. Dr. Juhel has more than thirty years of experience in independent education at schools such as Trinity School and Phillips Exeter Academy. Before joining the Buckley community he was Head of Upper School at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's in Manhattan.

In 1995, Dr. Juhel was awarded a Klingenstein Fellowship, at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. Dr. Juhel is the recipient of a Ph.D. in American History. He also holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from The University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Juhel serves as Past-President of the New York State Association of Independent Schools.

Buckley Country Day School

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Buckley Country Day School admits students of any race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally available to students at the School. Buckley Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law in respect of, without limitation, its educational policies, admission, financial aid, hiring and employment practices, use of school facilities, athletics programs, and other school-administered programs. This policy governs the conduct of all Buckley Country Day School employees including faculty, staff, and summer programs employees.