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PS Art 2014 Competition * NEST+m Semi-Finalists

 Congratulations to our five PS Art 2014 Semi-finalists! PS Art celebrates the visual arts in New York City’s public schools and showcases the tremendous talent of students from every neighborhood across the city. The students that are selected as finalists from the semi-finals will have their artwork exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art throughout the summer.

Grade 11
Maia Johnson
(Charcoal Pencil on Canson Paper)

Grade 8
Ava Hill

(Charcoal Pencil on Paper)

Grade 7
Ruby Gary

Untitled Portrait
(Pencil on Paper)

Grade 5
Leyla Richter-Munger

(Self-Portrait Painting)

Grade 5
Emily Jin

Student in Blue
(Self-Portrait Painting)


2. Lower School Art Announcement from Christina Soriano
5th Grade Collaboration with CUE Art Foundation's ARTworks Program
This year's Lower School Art collaboration was with CUE Art Foundation's ARTworks program. The partnership and unit was planned during Spring/Summer of 2013 and implemented in January and February 2014 in the Lower School Art room. The entire fifth grade participated as a visiting Teaching Artist co-taught a unit on mixed media and contemporary art, using the Whitney Biennial as a reference point. The students created assemblages which are currently on exhibit at CUE Art Foundation's gallery space in Chelsea. All families attended the opening reception with enthusiasm!

NEST+m HS Ranked Nationally and NYC's one of 10 High Schools with Challenging Courses...

"The Washington Post's annual ranking of high schools where students take challenging courses includes 10 operated by New York City.' national list.....

Kindergarten Open House Registration

Welcome to our Open House Tours!

Dates & Times:
April 8, 9, 10 and 11 at 8:30am-10:00am and 
April 10 at 5:00pm-6pm

Register HERE to attend one of our Open House tours.

NY Scholastic State Chess Championship: NEST+m Results

NY Scholastic State Chess Championship: NEST+m Results at Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Primary (K-3): 1st place and are the new State Champions! 
NEST+m Individual Scorers: Davis Zong, Jason Xia, Karthik Tambar, Robert Shibata, Charles Hua, Jordan Leung, Eric Tang

The top of the team standings look like this:
1: NEST+m
2: Dalton
3: Speyer

Elementary (K-6): 2nd place, with all four scorers solidly outperforming their ratings.
NEST+m Individual Scorers: Maury Ahram, Aidan Ahram, Mario Tutuncu-Macias, Alex Harris

Junior High (K-9)
: 1st place and are the new State Champions!
NEST+m Individual Scorers: Jack Wen (5th place individual!), Markus Pond, Teseo Torras, Mubassar Uddin

The top of the team standings look like this:
1: NEST+m
2: IS318k
3: Pelham Middle School

Thank you Matan Prilleltensky!


Students Matched to both NEST+m HS and a Specialized HS - Come Visit us on Monday, 03/17/2014

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

New Vision Learning College Essay Contest Results

Ashley Castillo, Natalya Brill, Nikita Medvedev and Alexandria Velazquez won awards in the New Vision Learning's College Essay contest--they'll all be published in their Best College Essays 2014 book next year!

PS Art 2014 Results

Ava Hill (8th Grade) and Maia Johnson (11th Grade), have been selected as semi-finalists for the PS Art 2014.  

Tiger by Ava Hill (Charcoal Animal Drawing)
Untitled by Maia Johnson (Black and White Charcoal Drawing on Canson Paper)

MoMath Tournament Results

Individual (out of ~110 students from 22 schools in Manhattan):
1st place- Eric Zhang, 8C
4th place- Zachary Yu, 8C
5th place- Will Berman, 8A

1st place- NEST+m Team A (Will Berman (8A), Jacqueline Xu (8C), Hanna Yang (7C), Zachary Yu (8C), Eric Zhang (8C)
2nd place- Hunter College High School Team A
3rd place- NYC Lab
4th place- NEST+m Team B (Vivian Cribb (7B), Leon Lai (8D), Max Lobel (8D), Yoshiya Ohno (7B), Jessica Tao (8C)
5th place- Hunter College High School Team B


The top 3 schools are advancing to the Champions Tournament where the top 3 schools from each division (Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Suffolk, Westchester) will compete at the Museum of Mathematics for the ultimate honor of best Math Team in NYC area. Date TBA in late April or May.


Results from the American Mathematics Contest (AMC) on Feb. 4, 2014

The following students achieved scores in the top 2.5% in the world (Honors) and are advancing to the AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) on Thursday, March 13, 2014!

Matthew Goodstein, grade 12
Weijing Xie, grade 11
Eric Zhang, grade 8

Semifinalist in the 2014 Junior Science Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

NEST+m senior Alexander Koutavas became a semifinalist at the 2014 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) for the New York City Metro and New York Long Island regions which was held at the CUNY-York College in Jamaica, Queens last February 9, 2014. He presented during the symposium the results of his study on the “Drastic Decline of Eastern Hemlocks After Infection by the Woolly Adelgid in Harriman State Park, New York”, which was entered in the Earth and Environmental Science category. Science teacher Marvin Cadornigara served as his Introductory Research teacher and his coach.

The Academy of Applied Sciences selects high school students to represent their respective regions at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium through their respective regional competitions.