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Nightingale-bamford School

Nightingale-bamford School is an all-female private traditional school for students in grades Kindergarten through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Nightingale-bamford School says

Founded in 1920, Nightingale-Bamford is an independent school for girls, enrolling 557 students from Kindergarten through Class XII. The schoolhouse consists of 97,000 square feet with a regulation-size gymnasium, newly designed auditorium with computerized sound and lighting systems, state-of-the-art science laboratories, computer rooms, and library technology. The Nightingale-Bamford School educates the minds and the hearts of its students in a challenging, vibrant community that prizes academic excellence. Founded in 1920, Nightingale provides a classical curriculum to students of varied backgrounds, interests and talents whose teachers inspire them to love learning and to embrace curiosity, creativity, and hard work.Nightingale is committed to diversity in an educational environment of responsibility, mutual respect, and empathy. We value individuals whose differences include, but are not limited to, age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. In each division, small classes permit teachers to find their students’ strengths and insist on their best efforts. Through the arts and athletics, ample leadership opportunities, extracurricular activities, and social service, Nightingale students are encouraged to discover and to demonstrate that the mind and heart are equally important, and that one is empty without the other.For the last 20 years, the sense of community at Nightingale has been strengthened by the student body working together under one roof, and we look forward to expanding the Schoolhouse in the 2012-2013 school year.An innovative and interdisciplinary visual education curriculum and the Program in Dramatic Literature take advantage of New York’s museum resources and theatrical productions connected with classroom study. Students are introduced to the study of Spanish, Mandarin, and French in Class III and begin Latin in Class VI. The math and science curriculum is extensive, including a summer biotechnology program, science seminar, and an 8th grade research trip to Costa Rica. Course offerings are enriched by off-campus opportunities, individual student projects, and academic exchanges through Interschool. The School has broad extra-curricular offerings including athletics, performing arts, student government, award-wining publications, and a wide variety of student-run clubs. The social service program in all three divisions coordinates volunteer activities for all students. During the summer, Nightingale students have the opportunity to participate in our internships in a variety of fields---from politics to medicine to the performing arts.Colleges most frequently selected by Nightingale graduates in the last 5 years include Brown, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Kenyon, Oberlin, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt, and Yale. Of the 92 faculty members, over three-quarters have advanced degrees and all participate in extensive professional development.At Nightingale, our girls are thinkers and scholars, they are strong and active, and they are inspired and able. They will, in short, be ready to engage the twenty-first century in new and exciting ways. - Nightingale

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Finance

Finance

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Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (212) 933-6515
Email
  [email protected]

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 550
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 44
1 41
2 45
3 45
4 43
5 37
6 54
7 42
8 36
9 39
10 41
11 42
12 41

Nightingale-bamford School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Nightingale-bamford School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 100% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 69%
Multi-racial 8%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 8%

Extracurriculars

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS)

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