- What standardized tests do you require as part of the application process?
- How many students attend Nightingale?
- What is your student/faculty ratio and average class size?
- How diverse is the Nightingale population? The faculty and staff?
- In what grades do you accept new students?
- What age does my daughter need to be to apply to Kindergarten?
- What is the cost of attending Nightingale?
- What percentage of the student body receives financial aid?
- Is Nightingale primarily a neighborhood school?
- At what colleges do Nightingale seniors traditionally enroll?
- When is foreign language introduced?
- Does Nightingale have busing options?
- Are Advanced Placement courses offered?
- Do you provide extended care for students after school?
- Does the admissions office require letters of recommendation?
- Does the building have handicapped access?
- How do I get to Nightingale?
Applicants to Kindergarten and Class I are no longer required to take the ERB as part of the application process, and we request that applicants not send us ERB scores even if they have them. Applicants to Classes II–IV must take the ISEE Primary 2–4, and applicants to Classes V–XI must take the ISEE or the SSAT.
Tests are valid from April 1 of the prior school year; i.e., for the 2018–2019 admissions season, all tests must be taken after April 1, 2018.
The cost for 2018–2019 tuition for K–XII is $50,750.
Nightingale is committed to the principle that no qualified student should be unable to attend the school because of financial reasons. Thanks to the generosity of our parents, alumnae, and trustees, financial aid is made available to many of our families. To apply for financial aid, please file the Parents' Financial Statement with the School and Student Service for Financial Aid in Princeton, NJ; more information is on their Web site at sss.nais.org. As funds are limited, please complete all documentation as early as possible, and certainly by the deadline of January 22.
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Beginning in Class III, students gain familiarity with French, Spanish, or Mandarin, one course per semester. All students commence formal study of a modern language in Class IV. In Class VI, students begin studying Latin.
Starting in the fall of 2018, we will launch the FLES+ program in the Kindergarten, through which Spanish will be taught and integrated into various aspects of the Kindergarten curriculum. By 2021, all Lower School students will spend a portion of their day learning and conversing in Spanish, preparing them for a life of greater global engagement.
The New York City Board of Education provides free bus transportation (in Manhattan only) , to and from school for students in grades K–6, who live more than one-half mile from Nightingale. Most often the New York City Board of Education’s Office of Pupil Transportation is able to assign a bus stop for each student, but not always. Although this service does not pick up your daughter at your door, designated stops are usually within a few blocks of the student’s home. A parent or caregiver must meet the bus on the return trip in the afternoon. Families who live more than one-half mile from school but do not wish to utilize the Board of Education’s bus service may apply for a student Metrocard. Qualifying students in grades 7–12 are issued a student Metrocard.
Morning buses from downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx are also available for an additional cost.
In lieu of the Advanced Placement courses sponsored by the College Board, Upper School students have the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of discipline-specific Advanced Courses designed by Nightingale’s outstanding faculty. All courses identified as Advanced Courses have certain characteristics: a high level of academic rigor and intensity, opportunities for students to exhibit mastery in the subject area, and coursework and assessments that explore a range of applications of learning. The advanced nature of the courses is indicated on a student's official transcript.
The Nightingale-Bamford School is located at 20 East 92nd Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues.
M1, M2, M3, or M4 to 92nd Street (uptown on Madison/downtown on Fifth).
4, 5, or 6 to 86th Street or 6 to 96th Street.