At Nightingale, we believe that interscholastic athletics are a vital part of the total educational experience. Through athletics, girls cultivate skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, risk-taking, resilience, and confidence—all qualities that will help our students to achieve success throughout their lives. Through the collaborative and competitive nature of sports, our students are encouraged to strive to reach their full potential and pursue levels of achievement they may have not thought possible.

The Nightingale athletic program provides our athletes numerous opportunities to grow and develop at age-appropriate levels. Our comprehensive physical education and athletic programs stress the importance of physical fitness and instill a lifelong appreciation of healthy activity. From the novice to the advanced athlete, each student can find her place in our athletic program.

Nightingale is a proud member of the AAIS (Athletic Association of Independent Schools) of NYC. We compete in cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, indoor track, squash, swimming, badminton, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and track and field. Our varsity teams are complemented by JV, 7th and 8th, and 5th and 6th grade teams. For a complete listing of the teams we offer, click on "Teams and Schedules" at left. 

Go Nighthawks!

Mandy Cecil
Director of Athletics

Athletics Hotline

For game day location information and updates, call the athletics department hotline at 212-933-6720. The hotline is updated daily with the athletics schedule and provides information on any game location changes or cancellations.