College Counseling & Internships

Preparing graduates to fly

Each year, Nightingale students are accepted into the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world. The process begins with course selection in Class X. In Class XI, each student receives supportive and personalized one-on-one college counseling that continues in Class XII. An internship program in Class XI provides invaluable experience in resume and cover letter writing, which leads to internships in media, business, the arts, or research laboratories.


Middle School: Establishing trust

Every Middle School student meets at least twice per week with an advisor, either one-on-one or in a small group setting. The advisory program fosters open communication both formally, through a specific social-emotional curriculum, and informally, as students need. Students learn to advocate for themselves, engage responsibly with social media and technology, and develop healthy relationships.

The advisory program fosters open communication, both formally and informally.

Upper School: Building a one-on-one rapport

Upper School students receive one-on-one advising beginning in Class X. This ensures that every student is known and supported long before college counseling formally begins in Class XI. Relationships with advisors and other trusted adults in the Schoolhouse are critical to students’ personal growth and provide the springboard to the college counseling process.

Relationships with advisors are critical to students’ personal growth.

College Counseling

Finding the right college fit

College counseling begins with course selection in the Upper School and includes standardized test preparation. In Class XI, students and their families work with an advisor to develop a list of schools that reflects each student’s interests and priorities. Students meet one-on-one and in small groups with counselors during junior and senior years to review the application process, research colleges, practice essay writing and interviewing, and develop strong decision-making skills.

Students and families work to develop a list of schools that reflects each student’s interests and priorities.


Building a resume through internships

Nightingale’s internship program gives juniors real-world experience from a safe launching pad. Advisors work with students to build their resume, write cover letters, and conduct mock interviews. Students are able to explore careers at a variety of media outlets, cultural institutions, respected laboratories, and non-profit organizations throughout New York City and even abroad, and that work experience helps them stand out on college applications. Many of these jobs are hosted by Nightingale parents and alumnae, with whom students can form beneficial relationships.

Nightingale’s internship program gives juniors real-world experience.

Where our students have interned:

  • Amali, Calissa, and related restaurants
  • BlackRock
  • The Confab Podcast
  • Coplan Hurowitz Art Advisory
  • Empire Global Ventures
  • Francesca Harper Project
  • Gagosian Gallery
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Jacobi Medical Center
  • The Katzen Team at Douglas Elliman
  • Kristin Simmons Art
  • Levien & Company
  • Luxemark Interiors
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Private Ob/Gyn practice
  • Shoshanna
  • Silicon Alley Media

College Matriculation

College Matriculation 2019–2023

The list of colleges our graduates attend reflects the broad range of individual passions and interests of Nightingale students.

Amherst College (9)
Auburn University (1)
Babson College (1)
Bard College (1)
Barnard College (3)
Bates College (1)
Binghamton University (1)
Boston College (2)
Boston University (1)
Bowdoin College (5)
Brandeis University (3)
Brown University (6)
Bryn Mawr College (1)
Bucknell University (2)
California Institute of Technology (1)
California Polytechnic State University (2)
Carleton College (2)
Carnegie Mellon University (3)
Case Western Reserve University (1)
Chapman University (1)
Claremont McKenna College (2)
Clark University (1)
Clemson University (1)
Colby College (5)
Colgate University (8)
College of the Holy Cross (1)
Columbia University in the City of New York (4)
Cornell University (12)
CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College (1)
CUNY City College (1)
Davidson College (1)
Dickinson College (1)
Duke University (6)
Emerson College (2)
Emory University (4)
Fordham University (2)
Georgetown University (5)
Gettysburg College (1)
Hamilton College (4)
Harvard University (6)
Haverford College (4)
Howard University (1)
Indiana University-Bloomington (2)
John Cabot University (1)
Johns Hopkins University (1)
Kenyon College (4)
Lafayette College (2)
Lehigh University (4)
McGill University (3)
Middlebury College (6)
Muhlenberg College (1)
New York University (6)
Northeastern University (1)
Northwestern University (5)
Oberlin College (5)
Occidental College (2)
Ohio State University (1)
Ohio University (1)
Pennsylvania State University (1)
Pitzer College (3)
Princeton University (7)
Purdue University (1)
Queen Mary University of London (1)
Reed College (1)
Rice University (1)
Rochester Institute of Technology (1)
Scripps College (1)
Skidmore College (3)
Smith College (1)
Southern Methodist University (2)
Swarthmore College (1)
Syracuse University (1)
Temple University (2)
The George Washington University (1)
The University of Texas at Austin (1)
The University of the Arts (1)
Tufts University (4)
Tulane University of Louisiana (4)
University of California-Berkeley (1)
University of California-Davis (1)
University of California-Los Angeles (1)
University of Chicago (3)
University of Edinburgh (1)
University of Maryland-College Park (1)
University of Miami (2)
University of Michigan (2)
University of Notre Dame (1)
University of Pennsylvania (10)
University of Richmond (1)
University of Southern California (3)
University of St. Andrews (3)
University of Toronto (1)
University of Virginia-Main Campus (3)
University of Wisconsin (2)
Vanderbilt University (3)
Villanova University (2)
Wake Forest University (4)
Washington and Lee University (1)
Washington University in St. Louis (12)
Wesleyan University (3)
Whitman College (1)
William & Mary (1)
Williams College (2)
Yale University (9)