Steps to Apply

Our admissions process is outlined below. For more details, click the plus sign to the right of each step in the process. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the admissions office at or (212) 933-6515.

Please note that we are not accepting applications for Class X for the 2018–2019 academic year.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please click on "Inquire Now" at left to submit the admissions inquiry form.

1. Submit an application

Click here to submit the online application. The application deadline is November 20.

2. Visit Nightingale

As soon as we receive the online application, the admissions office will contact you within two weeks of submission to schedule interviews for you and your daughter. We will begin to schedule appointments the day after Labor Day. Parents of applicants for Kindergarten will be asked to schedule a parent-only tour and interview. Girls who are applying for Kindergarten will be asked to attend a playgroup at Nightingale.

Middle and Upper School applicants will tour the school with their parents and have an interview with a member of the admissions office. Candidates will return for placement work in math and English.

3. Request your daughter's school records

Request that your daughter's current school send school records directly to Nightingale. Click here to download the Request for School Records Form. Please submit this form to your daughter's school's staff so that THEY may send us her school report with this form attached to the official transcripts.

Applicants for Kindergarten and Class I only: Please click here to download the ISAAGNY Confidential School Report Form and have your early childhood director return it to Nightingale.

4. Request recommendations

Applicants to Class II through XII: Request recommendations from your daughter's English and math teachers. Click here to download a copy of the English recommendation form and here for the math recommendation form; your daughter's teachers should return these forms directly to Nightingale.

5. Complete testing, where applicable

Applicants to Kindergarten and Class I are no longer required to take the ERB as part of the application process, and we request that applicants not send us ERB scores even if they have them. The ERB is still required for applicants to Classes II–IV, and applicants to Classes V–XI must take the ISEE or the SSAT.

Tests are valid from April 1 of the prior school year; i.e., for the 2017–2018 admissions season, all ERB/ISEE tests must be taken after April 1, 2017.
by the numbers

Current enrollment: 633
Lower School: 225
Middle School: 195
Upper School: 213
Avg class size: 12
Students of color: 31%
Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
Tuition K–XII: $48,600
Aid awarded: $4.2 million
Students receiving aid: 17.1%
Endowment: $58 million

The Nightingale-Bamford School
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