The Henry Buckner School helps children become well-rounded, healthy, happy, and successful members of the community by providing a nurturing, secure, and positive learning environment.


This is fostered by a cooperative effort between school, 

parents, and community.


Our school encourages high expectations through age-appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences in learning styles.


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,  after-school programming, and a exciting summer enrichment program. (SAE).