During the Middle School years, students consolidate their skills as they delve more deeply into increasingly complex subject matter. Working together in small, structured classes, our girls are taught how to listen, organize themselves, and produce independent research projects. The academic offerings are complemented by a rich array of offerings in art, drama, and music, with a focus on creativity and self-expression.
The WISE (Wellness Initiatives and Socialemotional Education) program supports Middle School students as they gain independence and learn how to engage each other and collaborate effectively. Regular meetings of small, faculty-led advisory groups aim to encourage leadership, foster friendships, and provide a sense of community for each girl as she adjusts to an increasingly demanding program and develops her own ethical standards. Middle School clubs and athletic teams offer leadership opportunities as well as an outlet for individual interests and talents.
How to Apply
REQUEST ADMISSIONS MATERIALS
The first step in the admissions process is to fill out our Online Inquiry form. Once we receive your inquiry, we will send you our admissions materials.
Click here to submit the parent portion of the online application, and here to submit the student portion. Please note that the parent portion of the application must be submitted FIRST in order to schedule appointments. The student application does not have to be submitted in order to book an appointment. Both applications must be submitted by December 15, 2012.
APPOINTMENTS TO VISIT THE SCHOOL
Once we receive the online application, the admissions office will contact you within one week of submission to schedule interviews for you and your daughter. We will begin to schedule appointments the day after Labor Day. You and your daughter will tour the school and have an interview with a member of the admissions office. Candidates will return for placement work in math, English, and a foreign language, if applicable.
SCHEDULE TO TAKE THE ISEE OR SSAT EXAMINATION
Contact the Educational Records Bureau to arrange a test date. Visit the ERB Web site at www.erblearn.org. You may also call ERB directly at 212-672-9800. For the SSAT exam, please visit www.ssat.org. The ISEE or SSAT exam is required for all applicants applying to Classes V–XI. Be sure to request that the test results be sent to Nightingale.
REQUEST SCHOOL RECORDS
Request that your daughter's current school send school records for the previous two academic years as well as this year's fall report directly to Nightingale. The Request for School Records form is available on the first page of the InfoSnap online application. Download that form and give it to your daughter's school.
Request recommendations from your daughter's math and English teachers. You have the option of using Infosnap to submit electronic versions of the recommendations to your teachers. More information on how to submit these electronically can be found on the opening page of the online application via InfoSnap. Note: there is NO fee for using this feature. If you prefer, you may download a PDF of the recommendation forms by clicking here.
All applicants are asked to refrain from submitting additional personal letters of recommendation.