Nightingale gives girls a solid foundation in the traditional academic disciplines. We quickly come to know each girl as an individual, and we closely monitor her progress in all areas. Teachers encourage creativity, independence, and self-reliance, as well as intellectual discipline and the ability to work and play effectively as a group.
As girls move into adolescence, they face enormous intellectual, emotional, and social challenges. Nightingale teachers see this as an exciting period when girls can gain, rather than lose, confidence and independence. By emphasizing planning, time management skills, research, and writing across all disciplines, we ensure that girls are superbly prepared for high school, college, and beyond.
Nightingale is a place to take risks, to try out new ways of thinking, to test intellectual limits, and to find a unique voice. The challenging curriculum includes a wide range of electives and Advanced Placement courses, the unparalleled cultural resources of New York City, and trips that take girls all over the world.
Nightingale at a glance
|Total number of faculty||92|
|Percentage of faculty who have been at Nightingale 11+ years||32%|
|Percentage of faculty with Masters and/or doctoral degrees||75%|