Lower Grade Admissions

G&T Admissions process for 2022-2023 remains undecided. Please stay tuned and check this webpage frequently for updates.

Please visit the NYC Department of Education Gifted & Talented webpage for more information.

Our school is NOT AFFILIATED with the NEST Autism Spectrum Disorders Program at NYU. Please visit the NEST ASD webpage for more information.

  • The waitlist period for NEST+m Fall 2021 has closed.
  • Want to learn more? Visit schools.nyc.gov/GT. Questions? Call 718-935-2009.
  • If you are new to NYC, you must contact a Family Welcome Center to find out about enrolling your student in public school.

Open House Information

Please visit our Virtual Tours webpage.

Applying to NEST+m for Grades K – 3

Thank you for your interest in attending NEST+m. Placement into Grades K – 3 at NEST+m is handled, in full, through the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Gifted and Talented Enrollment.

Test Scores

Historically, the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Gifted and Talented Enrollment has only offered seats to applicants with an overall G&T percentile rank in the 99th percentile (except siblings of current NEST+m students). Although children who scored at or above the 97th percentile were eligible to apply to NEST+m, and their parents would see our name as an option on their applications, the chance of being offered a seat in grades K – 3 with a composite score on the G&T test of 97% or 98%, was highly unlikely.  

Registration Information

If your child receives an offer to attend NEST+m, you will receive an email to schedule a registration appointment. Visit this link to learn what documents to bring to Registration.
You can get a head start on the paperwork; print and fill out these documents at home and bring them with you to your registration appointment.

Please visit our Registration page to complete the necessary forms:

  • Student Information Form
  • Housing Questionnaire
  • Federal Parent/Guardian Student Ethnic & Race Identification
  • Language Preference Form
  • Child & Adolescent Health Examination Form
  • Media Consent
  • Family Income Inquiry Form
  • Classroom Supplies Fund


Students in K-6 who live in Manhattan below 93rd st, MAY be eligible for free yellow bus transportation.  Visit the Transportation webpage for more information. All students who do not ride the public yellow bus will be issued a student Metrocard.


Helpful links for families of accepted students

If you are a new family it is very important to sign up for PTA Connect because we use this email list to send important school announcements.

Right of Return

If your student is discharged from NEST+m and wants to return, that request must be made within the school year. The request will be considered only if there is an available seat.


See the Chancellor's Regulation A-1010, page 17, which outlines the policy for students of citywide G&T programs.