Apply to Kindergarten

Applying to Nightingale is easy

On her first day at Nightingale, a kindergartener is welcomed by the head of school in front of the iconic blue doors, then accompanied to her classroom by a senior. From this moment forward, she is a valued member of the Nightingale community. To apply, follow the process below and complete each step by the included dates.

Kindergarten Application Dates

Online Application Opens*

August 26

Application Deadline

December 1

All Appointments Must be Scheduled

December 3

All Appointments Must be Completed

December 17

Financial Aid Application Deadline

January 2

Application Materials Due

January 8

Financial Aid Supporting Documents Deadline

January 19

Notification for Applicants to Kindergarten

February 4

Kindergarten Enrollment Contract Deadline

February 11

  • After Labor Day, applicants will have the option of self-scheduling the various appointments or emailing to schedule.

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.

Kindergarten applicants during the 2020–2021 admissions year for the 2021–2022 academic year must be five years old by September 1, 2021.


Schedule a Virtual Parent Tour & Interview

After you submit your application, you will have access to the appointment calendar (available to view on September 8) to make two appointments—a virtual school tour and 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. We strongly recommend that you attend the virtual school tour before your interview.


Schedule Virtual Student Assessment

Register and schedule your child for the Kindergarten Assessment. Learn about the Thinking and Engagement Assessment.


Request School Records

Request that your daughter's current school send school records directly to Nightingale. For applicants to Kindergarten, the ISAAGNY Confidential School Report Form is available on the online portal and can be sent directly to your early childhood director.


Register for Our Admission 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.

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