History

History


The Henry Buckner School (HBS) was founded in 1974 under the leadership of Reverend John Bryant. The school is named after Mr. Henry Buckner, a founder of St. Paul AME Church. On September 24, 1974, the doors of HBS officially opened to the public. In 1982, Sabrina Brown Wilford and Henrietta Attles—the first African-American woman to serve on the Cambridge School Committee—worked successfully to have HBS accredited by the Cambridge School System.

Today, HBS is a private school that caters to the well-being of students of all cultures, all nationalities, all creeds. We provide infant and toddler care, pre-school, kindergarten and grade 1, after-school programming, and a summer component with optional academic enrichment. (SAE).