Lower Grade Admissions

See the Gifted & Talented webpage for updates. Please stay tuned and check this webpage frequently.

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

  • The application period for Grades Kindergarten through 4th Grade for Fall 2023 has closed. Waitlists remain open until the end of September.
  • Our Lower Grades is a G&T program. Learn how to apply for Gifted and Talented programs.
  • Set up your MySchools account. You will need a sign up code from your child's Guidance Counselor or contact a Family Welcome Center representative.
  • NEST+m is listed in MySchools as "New Explorations Into Science, Technology & Math". Our school code is 01M539.
  • If you are new to NYC or in private school, you must contact a Family Welcome Center to find out about enrolling your student in public school.


NYC DOE Gifted & Talented Admissions Information

Visit schools.nyc.gov/G&T

We are here to support you throughout the admissions process! If you have questions, you can: 

Open House Information

Please visit our Welcome Events webpage.

Applying to NEST+m for Grades K – 4

Thank you for your interest in attending NEST+m. Admissions for Grades K-4 at NEST+m is managed by the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Enrollment.

NEST+m is listed in MySchools as "New Explorations Into Science, Technology & Math". Our school code is 01M539.

Sign up for a MySchools account. Speak to your child's Guidance Counselor or a representative at the Family Welcome Center to get a sign up code.

Applications for Fall 2023 have closed and waitlists remain open until the end of September.

Admissions for Grades 1, 2, 3, and 4th grade seats in Gifted & Talented programs:

  • Eligibility will be based on report card grades. For more information on eligibility please visit our website at schools.nyc.gov/GT.
  • Families can apply through MySchools and at a local Family Welcome Center. 

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.

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.


Right of Return

If your student is discharged from NEST+m and wants to return, that request  will be considered 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.