The Blue Doors

The Blue Doors is published twice a year (fall and spring) and distributed to all members of the Nightingale-Bamford Community.

If you have any suggestions for stories or would like to send a letter to the editor, please e-mail


FALL 2017
Going Beyond Barriers
Their Happy Place
If You Build It
Read, Walk, Write
History and Legacy
Reunion 2017
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Spring 2017
Reimagining Music at Nightingale
A Break from the Routine
Recognition for Student Artists
Reflections on the Women's March
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FALL 2016

Our 21st Century Schoolhouse
Listen to Yourselves
At the Nightingale-Bamford School
Reunion 2016
Appreciation and Quietness
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The Anonymous Project
Our Moment in Time
The Teaching of Writing
Design Thinking Sparks Innovation
Spaces Taking Shape
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FALL 2015

A Peek Behind the Blue Doors
Latin Roots
Soul Friends
Reunion 2015
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Spring 2015
Students in Service
From Film Production to Milk Production
Achievements in Art
Conquering Peaks
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FALL 2014

It All Starts With a Girl
Learning with Christine Schutt
Striving for Excellence
I Read Because
Reunion 2014
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Schoolhouse Expansion
Reflections on 10 Years of the London Trip
Embracing Our Creativity
A Conversation with Sakina Jaffrey '80
My Life in the Gambia
The Fair
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FALL 2013
You Have Your Life Kit
Meet Jennifer Zaccara
Articulate, Thoughtful—and Brief
Opening Doors
New Spaces at Nightingale
Class of 2013
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Both Sides Now
Art for Change
Exchange is Change
Now and Then
On the Trail with Mitt Romney
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FALL 2012
Advice for a New Head of School
Perspectives on Visual Education
Portraits by Jenny Lu '12
Student Journals at Nightingale
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FALL 2011
Our Next Head of School
At the Heart of Nightingale
Study Abroad
Post Game
One Puppy at a Time
A Lifetime of Community and Caring
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Prep for Prep
Catherine Hughes '20
Spaces at Nightingale
90th-Anniversary Benefit
Alumnae Around the World
Stefanie Sundel '98
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FALL 2010
Puppet Master
History in the Making
Why Study Latin
Reunion 2010
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FALL 2009
Lower School Science and Writing
Children's Radio Foundation
Nightingale's New Mandarin Program
Spring Vacation Trips to Costa Rica and India
Dini von Mueffling '84
Julie Metz '77
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Admissions at Nightingale
Music Faculty
Janine Jordan '51
Liz Levitt Hirsch '69
Nicole Kohn '78
Julie Whitaker
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