Apply to Upper School

Applying to Nightingale is easy.

Nightingale’s Upper School provides our students with strong academic programming, vibrant student life offerings, and extensive off-campus experiences as they strengthen their voices, deepen their friendships, and prepare to enter the world beyond the blue doors. Upper School students graduate as independent thinkers, agents of change, and citizens of the world.

To apply, follow the process below and complete each step by the included dates.

Upper School Application Dates

Online Application Opens

August 22

Financial Aid Application Available

September 1

Application Deadline

December 1

All Appointments Must be Scheduled

December 3

All Appointments Must be Completed

December 20

Financial Aid Application Deadline

December 1

Application Materials Due

January 4

Notification for Applicants to Classes IX-XI

February 23

Classes IX-XI Enrollment Contract Deadline

March 14

1.

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.

2.

Schedule Schoolhouse Tour and Family Interview

To apply to Classes IX-XI for your daughter, you will need to schedule two appointments: a family interview and a Schoolhouse tour. We have created two tracks for you to choose from:

Track 1 (Hybrid Option): In-person family Schoolhouse tour; virtual family interview

After you submit your application, you will have access to the appointment calendar to schedule a time for your family to come visit in-person for a Schoolhouse tour with a student tour guide.

You will make a second appointment for a virtual family interview with a member of our admissions team. It may be helpful for you to schedule the virtual interview appointment to happen after the Schoolhouse tour, but it is not required.

Track 2 (Fully In-Person Option): In-person family Schoolhouse tour; in-person family interview

After you submit your application, you will have access to the appointment calendar to schedule a time for you to take a tour of the Schoolhouse with a student tour guide, followed by an in-person family interview with a member of our admissions team.

3.

Submit ISEE/SSAT Standardized Test Scores

All students applying to Classes V-XI are required to submit either SSAT or ISEE scores during the 2023-2024 admissions cycle. Scores are valid from April 1 of the prior school year; i.e., for the 2024-2025 academic year, all tests must be taken after April 1, 2023. To ensure Nightingale receives official score reports, Nightingale's ISEE school code is 333860 and SSAT code is 5340. Students are welcome to submit multiple score reports.

Score reports must be received no later than January 4, 2024.

4.

Request School Transcripts

Request that your daughter's current school send school records directly to admissions@bukpm.com. Schools should submit school records from the 2023-2024, 2022-2023, and 2021-2022 school years. The school records request form will be available through the online application checklist.

5.

Request Teacher Recommendations

Recommendations from the 2023-2024 English and math teachers are required for admission. You will find the link for recommendation forms in the online application checklist.

6.

Submit the ISAAGNY Applicant Essay

Submit one essay from the list of ISAAGNY essay prompts. You will find the link for the ISAAGNY essay prompts in the online application checklist. The essay can be submitted via the online application checklist.

7.

Submit Graded Writing Sample

Submit a graded writing sample from the 2023-2024 school year (preferably a writing sample from an English class). The writing sample should include teacher comments and/or the student’s grade. Submit the graded writing sample via the online application checklist.

8.

Submit the ISAAGNY interests and activities form

Submit the form which lists co-curricular activities, interests, and/or responsibilities. If you have not had the opportunity to participate in activities, please list those you are interested in trying. You will find the link for ISAAGNY interests and activities form in the online application checklist. The form can be submitted via the online application checklist.

9.

Register for Our Admissions 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.

Applying for Financial Aid?

Please click here for more information and here to begin the process.

Still have questions? Reach out to us at any time.