Mission

The Nightingale-Bamford School inspires girls to go beyond barriers.

Our vision is for Nightingale students to be joyful learners who have the intellectual depth and the courage to be critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and agents of their own lives; in doing so, we advance equity for the betterment of all.

To achieve this mission and vision, we will educate girls’ minds and hearts by:

  • Infusing their lives with meaningful relationships;
  • Teaching them to value difference as a source of strength and means of growth;
  • Empowering them to question the status quo with confidence, empathy, resilience, and reason.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees on November 2, 2017

Go Beyond Barriers

Nightingale
by the numbers
2018–2019 


Current enrollment: 655
Lower School: 223
Middle School: 199
Upper School: 233
Avg class size: 12
Students of color: 31%
Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
Tuition K–XII: $50,750
Aid awarded: $5 million
Students receiving aid: 18.6%
Endowment: $65 million (as of 3/31/18)