Apply to Class II-IV

Applying to Nightingale is easy

Nightingale’s Lower School experience is based on building community and bolstering relationships. In these years, students are encouraged to learn joyfully as they dive deeper into our curriculum, and to build the foundation for a lifetime of learning. To apply, follow the process below and complete each step by the included dates.

Class II-IV Application Dates

Online Application Opens

August 23

Financial Aid Application Available

September 1

Application Deadline

December 1

All Appointments Must be Scheduled

December 2

All Appointments Must be Completed

December 16

Financial Aid Application Deadline

January 3

Application Materials Due

January 1

Financial Aid Supporting Documents Deadline

January 14

Notification for Applicants to Classes I–IV

February 8

Classes I–IV Enrollment Contract Deadline

March 1


Submit Application

For Prospective Families

After you have clicked on Apply Now, select the blue Create Account link to create a username and password.

For Current Nightingale Families

Click on the Apply Now button. Enter your username and password for the Nightingale website when prompted.


Schedule Virtual Parent/Guardian Interview

After you submit your application, you will have access to the appointment calendar to make an appointment for an online parent/guardian-only interview with a member of our Admissions team. If you wish, you may also choose to be contacted by the Admissions office to schedule these appointments.


Schedule Virtual Student Assessment

You will have access to the appointment calendar to schedule a virtual student assessment for your daughter with a member of the Admissions team. This assessment measures a student's academic readiness relative to the Nightingale curriculum and lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.


Request Teacher Recommendations

A recommendation from your daughter's 2021-2022 classroom teacher is required for admission. Additionally, you are welcome to submit an optional recommendation from your daughter's 2020-2021 classroom teacher, as well, due to the shift in learning environments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. You will find the link for recommendation forms in the online application checklist.


Request School Transcripts

Request that your daughter's current school send school records directly to Nightingale. Schools should submit school records from the 2021-2022, 2020-2021, and 2019-2020 school years. The school records request form will be available through the online application checklist.


Submit ISEE Standardized Test Scores (Optional)

Nightingale has suspended its requirement that all students applying to Classes II-IV submit ISEE Primary II-IV scores during the 2021-22 admissions cycle. At your discretion, you may still submit the ISEE for consideration. Scores are valid from April 1 of the prior school year; i.e., for the 2022-2023 academic year, all tests must be taken after April 1, 2021. To ensure Nightingale receives official score reports, Nightingale's ISEE school code is 333860.


Schoolhouse Tours (Optional)

You will be sent a Schoolhouse tour in video format in late October. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Schoolhouse tours are not required. We hope to host in-person Schoolhouse tours for families beginning in mid to late October and we will update you via email as information becomes available.


Register for Our Admissions Events

The events are an excellent opportunity for prospective parents/guardians to learn about Nightingale by asking questions and engaging in dialogue with key faculty, administration, students, and parents.

Applying for Financial Aid?

Please click here for more information and here to begin the process.

Still have questions? Reach out to us at any time.