Applying to Nightingale is easy.
Nightingale’s Upper School provides our students with strong academic programming, vibrant student life offerings, and extensive off-campus experiences as they strengthen their voices, deepen their friendships, and prepare to enter the world beyond the blue doors. Upper School students graduate as independent thinkers, agents of change, and citizens of the world.
To apply, follow the process below and complete each step by the included dates.
Upper School Application Dates
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 email@example.com. 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 one ISAAGNY common essay question. Essays should not exceed 500 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?
Still have questions? Reach out to us at any time.
Jennifer BrodskyDirector of Admissions and Enrollment Management(212) firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz CavanaughSenior Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid(212) email@example.com
Lucia ThomasAssistant Director of Admissions K-XI(212) firstname.lastname@example.org
Naomi Hayashi EldredgeAssistant Director of Admissions K-IV(212) email@example.com
Kathy KimAssistant Director of Admissions for Assessments K-IV(212) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathonya CheryCoordinator of Admissions and Financial Aid(212) email@example.com