Upper School Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Upper School at NEST+m, a citywide Gifted & Talented program. Admission to the Upper School for 2013–14 is open to New York City residents applying for the Ninth and Tenth Grades only. Because NEST+m is a screened school, prospective students must take our Entrance Exam in order to be considered for admission. Please speak to your current Guidance Counselor to obtain a High School Application. NEST+m must be listed as one of your choices on your application.

Stephanie Glasgall, Upper School Guidance/Admissions Counselor



A Principal's Welcome and Classroom Visits at NEST+m HS for Students Matched to both NEST+m and a Specialized HS.

Brief Agenda for Monday, March 17, 2014 in the NEST+m Library

8:45am-12:15pm for students
8:45am-10:00am for parents (welcomed until 12:15pm)

8:45am- light breakfast 
9:00am- Principal's welcome
9:30am– NEST+m Upper School Student Panel
10:00am– Prospective students visit classrooms and tour with Upper School students
12:08pm – 12:15pm Q & A
Please let us know that you're coming by sending a short email to:

Guidance Counselor Stephanie Glasgall at SGlasgall@schools.nyc.gov


In addition to the NEST+m Upper School Entrance Exam, applicants must also meet the following criteria:
- Middle School report card with an average of 90 or above in English, Math, Social Studies, and Science
- Seventh Grade New York State Test: English Language Arts (Levels: 3-4) 
- Seventh Grade New York State Test: Math (Levels: 3-4) 
- Excellent attendance and punctuality in Middle School

Open House Date for this school year : November 5, 2013 from 1-3PM

  • Agenda includes overview of the Upper School and our programs,  Q&A and Self-Guided Tour
  • No reservations necessary
  • Students and parents are seated on a first-come first-serve basis
  • Please note that attending an Open House Event is not mandatory in order to apply for admission. 
  • Please note that attendance to an Open House is not a requirement to apply or to be accepted at NEST+m. 



If you are new to New York City, please visit the Manhattan Enrollment Office at 333 7th Avenue New York, N.Y.
and if directed to do so, contact Stephanie Glasgall to schedule a time/date to take our Entrance exam. 

2014-15 Acceptance
Applicants are notified of their acceptance to NEST+m Upper School by their current school. 

ORIENTATION for New Admits for the Fall 2014-15 School Year
Thursday, June 5, 2014 at NEST+m