The Nightingale schoolhouse extends to the world-class city just outside our blue doors and to the globe beyond.
Nightingale is the only New York City independent school and one of only 11 independent schools across the country to be admitted into Round Square, a consortium of 200 independent schools in 50 countries around the world. Membership in Round Square opens up new opportunities for students and faculty members to participate in exchange programs or service learning projects at schools already vetted through Round Square’s intensive application process.
In addition to international trips that arise out of Nightingale's curriculum, our students participate in a number of overnight trips that allow them to focus on leadership skills, team-building, and social-emotional development. These trips, which begin in Class IV, take our girls to Greenkill, Philadelphia, Cooperstown, and Frost Valley, New York, as well as to our nation's capital.
In Middle and Upper School, students also have the opportunity to participate in a number of programs and exchanges that allow them to expand their educational horizons and develop lifelong friendships with students around the world. The first opportunity is in the Middle School, when selected girls join with boys from St. Bernard’s School to visit the Dragon School in England. To the right is a list of the diverse programs available to our Upper School girls.