Apply to Upper School

Applying to Nightingale is easy.

Upper School students graduate as citizens of the world and as strong, independent thinkers. They have deepened their friendships, strengthened their voices, and are ready to pursue life’s adventures. To apply, follow the process below and complete each step by the included dates.

Upper School 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 Classes IX-XI

February 26

Classes IX-XI Enrollment Contract Deadline

March 12

  • 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.


Schedule a Virtual Family Schoolhouse Tour & Interview

After you submit your application, you will have access to the appointment calendar (available to view on September 8) to make three appointments — a virtual school tour with your parents and separate interviews for the applicant and her parents/guardians 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 prior to the interviews.


Schedule Virtual Math & English Assessments

A member of the Nightingale Admissions office will reach out to you to schedule. More information about scheduling the virtual assessments will be forthcoming.


Submit Student Essay

Submit the student essay via the online application checklist.


Submit Math & English Recommendations

Recommendations from your daughter's 2020-2021 math and English teachers are required for admission. Additionally, you are welcome to submit optional recommendations from your daughter's 2019-2020 math and English teachers, 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.
The school records request form will be available through the online application checklist.


Submit ISEE/SSAT Standardized Test Scores

Nightingale has suspended its requirement that all students applying to Upper School submit ISEE or SSAT scores during the 2020-21 admission cycle. At your own discretion, you may still submit the ISEE or SSAT for Classes IX-X for consideration. Official ISEE or SSAT score reports will be required only for those students who elect to submit standardized test scores as part of the admission process. Scores are valid from April 1 of the prior school year; i.e., for the 2021-2022 academic year, all tests must be taken after April 1, 2020. To ensure Nightingale receives official score reports, Nightingale's school codes are ISEE code: 333860 and SSAT code: 5340.


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.