From visual art and music to drama and dance, the Nightingale curriculum incorporates a wide range of offerings in the arts, all of which stimulate expressions of creativity and the cultivation of an aesthetic sense.
At all levels, Nightingale girls engage deeply with the visual and performing arts, which we view as an essential means of developing imagination, resourcefulness, self-discipline, and self-esteem. Opportunities for growth abound, as students work with a variety of materials to create their own pieces, learn to play a string instrument, appear on stage in both musical and theatrical performances, and much more. The Nightingale curriculum also takes full advantage of the innumerable cultural opportunities in New York City through the visual education program and the Catherine M.S. Gordan Program in Dramatic Literature.