Apply to Middle School

Applying to Nightingale is easy.

Nightingale’s Middle School provides opportunities for students to establish strong, independent voices. Students immerse themselves in a broad based liberal arts curriculum, are exposed to a variety of STEAM experiences, and take on leadership roles inside and outside of the classrooms. They are challenged in an inclusive environment that teaches them to advocate for themselves and for others, as well as to question the status quo.

To apply, follow the process below and complete each step by the included dates.

Middle School Application Dates

Online Application Opens

August 18

Financial Aid Application Available

September 1

Application Deadline

December 1

All Appointments Must be Scheduled

December 3

All Appointments Must be Completed

December 14

Financial Aid Application Deadline

January 5

Application Materials Due

January 5

Notification for Applicants to Classes V-VIII

February 14

Classes V–VIII Enrollment Contract Deadline

March 3


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 Schoolhouse Tour

After you submit your application, you will have access to the appointment calendar to schedule a time for your family to come visit in person for a tour of the Schoolhouse with current student tour guides. We recommend scheduling your Schoolhouse tour appointment before your family interview appointment.


Schedule Virtual Family Interview

After you submit your application, you will have access to the appointment calendar to make an appointment for a family interview with a member of our Admissions team. We recommend that you schedule the schoolhouse tour appointment before your family interview appointment. An admissions officer will spend approximately 45 minutes with you and your student (virtually), learning more about your family. We will speak with the student first, and then separately with the parents/guardians. A Zoom link will be sent to you via email.


Submit ISEE/SSAT Standardized Test Scores

All students applying to Classes V-XI are required to submit either SSAT or ISEE scores during the 2022-2023 admissions cycle. Scores are valid from April 1 of the prior school year; i.e., for the 2023--2024 academic year, all tests must be taken after April 1, 2022. To ensure Nightingale receives official score reports, Nightingale's ISEE school code is 333860 and SSAT code is 5340. Students are welcome to submit multiple score reports.

Score reports must be received no later than January 5, 2023.


Request School Transcripts

Request that your daughter's current school send school records directly to Schools should submit school records from the 2022-2023, 2021-2022, and 2020-2021 school years. The school records request form will be available through the online application checklist.


Request Teacher Recommendations

Recommendations from the 2022-2023 English and math teachers are required for admission. You will find the link for recommendation forms in the online application checklist.


Submit Student Essay

Respond to three ISAAGNY common essay questions. Essays should not exceed 250 words. Submit the student essays via the online application checklist.


Submit Graded Writing Sample

Submit a graded writing sample from the 2022-2023 school year (preferably a writing sample from an English class). The writing sample should include teacher comments and/or the student’s grade. Submit the graded writing sample via the online application checklist.


Submit ISAAGNY Student Interests and Activities Form

Submit the form via the online application checklist.


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.