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6th Grade ELA 2015 Summer Assignment

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8th Grade ELA 2015 Summer Assignment

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Summer 2015: Upper School Summer Reading/Assignments

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2015-16 Middle School Supply Lists are Posted on the Resources Tab!
Orientation Day June 4, 2015
  • For incoming 6th and 7th Graders
  • For incoming 9th and 10th graders

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NEST+m Ranked 7th in New York State

In their most recent review of America's Most Challenging High Schools, The Washington Post ranked NEST+m HS #7 in New York State and #142 out of 2300 top schools in the Nation!  

NEST+m K-3 are National Chess Champs!

This past weekend (5/9-5/10), the NEST+m chess team competed in the K-6 National Championships in Nashville, TN. In an outstanding performance, our 3rd graders won the National Championship in the K-3 division! In doing so, they proved that they are the top primary school team in the entire country. This tournament is considered more competitive than the Grade School Nationals held earlier in the year, since schools can combine their top players across grades. Our perennial rival, Dalton, brought 15 students to the section, while the Speyer Legacy School brought 10. We brought 5. The schools behind us include all of the top elementary programs in the country: Dalton, Speyer, Mission San Jose, Hunter, Collegiate, etc. You can see the team standings here

This is the peak result for NEST+m chess since I came to the school. I think it is also the best result in school history. I could not be more proud of Charles Hua, Davis Zong, Robert Shibata, Eric Tang, and Jordan Leung. The 5 of them have trained in my classroom 4 days a week, competed in weekend tournaments, and studied chess at home. Their victory is the deserved product of sustained hard work.

Thank you for your support of chess at NEST+m.

Matan Prilleltensky
Chess Teacher K-12


Orientation Day for 2015-16 6th and New to NEST+m 7th Graders!

A Must Attend Welcome Event for Parents and Students to the NEST+m Middle School for school year 2015-16

Student Events:
9:00am- Student Breakout Session... getting to know NEST+m teachers, courses, etc. (details will be provided at the event)
11:00am- Math Placement test
11:30pm- Auditorium with Parents

Parents & Students

8:30am- Principal's Welcome and introductions
9:00am- 12:00 noon Paper work - Q&A - PTA - etc...

This Event will end at 12:00 noon


Orientation Day for Incoming 2015-16 9th & 10th Graders

A Must Attend Welcome Event for Parents and Students to the NEST+m Upper School for school year 2015-16

Student Events:
9:30- 11:30am- Music auditions for the Jazz Band or the Wind Ensemble (optional)
11:30am- Math Placement test
12:00noon- Lunch
12:30pm- Auditorium
1:00pm- Student Breakout Session... getting to know NEST+m teachers, courses, etc. (details will be provided at the event)

Parents & Students

12:30pm- Principal's Welcome and introductions
1:00pm- Paper work - Q&A - PTA - etc...

Our Event will end at 3:00pm

7th Grade Admissions: Exam Dates for 2015-16

The dates are:

5/21 Regular Session 3:45-4:45 PM
5/21 Extended Time 3:45-5:45 PM

5/28 Regular Session 3:45-4:45 PM
5/28 Extended Time 3:45-5:45 PM

Please note that Registration will close when testing session is full.

Important Information

Students with Testing Accommodations Must Fax the Following Items:

Fax IEP/504 documents at least 5 days in advance of the test day.
Fax: 212-260-8124
Attention: Middle School Admissions

Admission to the Entrance Exam
When you register for the Entrance Exam on-line, please write down the time and date of the session you selected.
Please note that there WILL BE NO CONFIRMATION to print or by email.
Due to the volume of applicants, NEST+m will NOT be sending email or relay phone confirmations.

Day of Exam and What to Bring
On the day of the NEST+m 6th grade Entrance Exam, students MUST bring ONLY COPIES of the following documents and be certain to arrive on time as testing begins promptly at the indicated time.

Bring the Following Items:
- Copy of the 5th grade final report card.
- Copy of the most recent 6th grade report card.
- Copy of the Latest NYS ELA and Math scores report (If your child attends a private school, please submit the standardized test scores in Math and ELA your child took in 5th grade, i.e. ERB, ITBS)
- Two #2 pencils

Admission Requirements
In addition to taking the NEST+m 7th Grade Entrance Exam, applicants must also meet the following criteria:
- Fifth Grade final report card with an average of 88 or above or levels 3 & 4 in English, Math, Social Studies, and Science
FifthGrade New York State Test Score: English Language Arts (Levels: 3–4)
Fifth Grade New York State Test Score: Math (Levels: 3–4)

- Most recent 6th Grade report card
- Good attendance and punctuality in Middle School


7th Grade Acceptance Letters will be emailed first week in June

2015-16 Orientation Day
Thursday, June 4, 2015 for the 2015-16 incoming 7th grade students and families.