Lower Grade Admissions
Please see the update from DOE Office of Enrollment below regarding the
Applying to NEST+m for Grades K – 3
Thank you for your interest in attending NEST+m. Each year the Department of Education receives far more qualified applicants than NEST+m has available seats for. 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.
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 are eligible to apply to NEST+m, and their parents will 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%, is highly unlikely. Please see webpages listed below for more 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 who live in Manhattan below 93rd st, and are in grades K-6, MAY be eligible for free yellow bus transportation.
There were also parent-organized (paid) bus routes for students in grades K-12 who live in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. These routes were suspended due to the pandemic. Once most students are back in person, these routes MIGHT be reinstated. Visit the Transportation webpage for more information.
It is too early to determine if either of these options are available for September 2021. We cannot respond to any transportation questions until mid-summer 2021. Please assume that you will need to make transportation arrangements for your child to travel back and forth to school.
All students who do not ride the public yellow bus will be issued a student Metrocard.
Helpful links for families of accepted students
- Visit our afterschool program website: http://www.after3nyc.org/
- Visit our dress code webpage to find out about our uniform
- Sign up for a PTA Connect account to start receiving school communications
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.