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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

To REGISTER CLICK HERE 
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.

Open House for Parents/Guardians of newly Qualified 2015-16 Kindergarten Students

Dear Prospective Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to our Open House!
Please do not forget to bring your child's score results to insure your participation to this event.

After an introduction of our school you will have an opportunity to tour the Lower School classes.

Dates and times

4/14: 1:00PM - 2:30PM


4/17: 8:30AM - 10:00AM

 

4/20: 5:00PM - 6:30PM

 

4/21: 8:30AM - 10:00AM

 

4/22: 1:00PM - 2:30PM

 

TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE

Open House for Parents & Students Matched to NEST+m

What: Open House for Parents and Students who have been matched to NEST+m.

When: Tuesday, March 17th at 9:00am

Where: NEST+m Auditorium

Agenda includes:
Principal Welcome
Overview of Curriculum 
Classroom Visits & Tour for Prospective Students 
Current NEST+m Student Panel (Q&A)
Light Refreshments served

 

NY State Scholastic Chess Championships in Saratoga Springs

This past weekend, the NEST+m chess team competed in the NY State Scholastic Championships in Saratoga Springs. We were the most successful team overall, including the following results in championship sections:

K-12: Clear 1st Place - High School State Champions! Team members, with the top 4 scorers listed in bold

Isaac Barayev (2nd place NY State High School)
Mubassar Uddin (10th place overall)
Jack Wen
Markus Pond
Teseo Torras
Anita Maksimiuk
Elliot Witdorchic

Going into the last round, we were in 3rd place, behind Edward R. Murrow, the defending champions, and a top team from Rochester. All four scorers delivered key wins, including Isaac beating James Black, Murrow's top player and former national champion. This is the best result in the history of our high school program, ahead of the 9th and 10th Grade National Championships.

K-9: Third Place! Team members, with the top 4 scorers listed in bold

Maury Ahram
Steven Yurgel
Jacob Barayev
Patrick Flood

David Witdorchic

7th Grader Maury Ahram, the youngest member of the team, led the way with an undefeated 4.5/6 MVP performance, gaining some 50 rating points in the process.

K-6: Second Place! Team members, with the top 4 scorers listed in bold

Aidan Ahram
Eric Chan
Alex Harris

Kayla Leung (tied with Mario)
Mario Tutuncu-Macias (tied with Kayla)
Ryan Chen
Karthik Tambar

Aidan Ahram and Eric Chan both delivered an outstanding 5/6 score to lead the team.

K-3: Clear 1st Place - Primary State Champions! Team members, with the top 4 scorers listed in bold

Charles Hua
Jordan Leung
Davis Zong
Eric Tang

Charles, Jordan, and Davis all scored 5/6 to finish in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place overall. The top of the individual standings make this section look like a local NEST+m event. We won by 3 full points, a huge margin of victory for a major tournament.

K-1: 5th Place. Team members, with the top 4 scorers listed in bold

Dylan Ma
Maya Nozaki
Patrick Tang

Victor Dotov (tied with Kyler)
Kyler Chiu (tied with Victor)
Oliver Hua

Dylan Ma led the way with an outstanding 5/6 score. This team worked very hard and was in first place, but slipped after a tough last round.

Matan Prilleltensky
Chess Teacher K-12
NEST+m

Registration for Advance Placement Exams

 To register to take Advance Placement exams go HERE


We are the Manhattan Class B-2 Boys Basketball Conference Champions!

PSAL Basketball Update: 


Boys Basketball
We are the Manhattan Class B-2 Boys Basketball Conference Champions with a 13-1 league record and a record of 18-2 in all contests. The boys were also the champions of the Millennium Thanksgiving Tournament representing teams from Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.

As a result of our stellar regular season accomplishments, PSAL invited us to participate in the Class B Showcase for the top B teams in the city. We defeated a team from Queens by 16 points in our showcase game. The team has now made the playoffs in four of the last five years.

The next step for the boys is the citywide playoffs which begin February 26.

Girls Basketball
The girls finished the regular season in second place in Manhattan B with an 11-4 record and made the playoffs. The next step for the girls is the citywide playoffs which begin February 26.

Both coaches would like to thank all the students, teachers and administrators who have supported the teams this season. It means so much to the student-athletes when they get your support and your loud voices at our home games.

Coach Hohl and Coach Lendzian