lower grade admissions

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. Please read the information posted below before signing up for a tour.

Placement into Grades K – 5 at NEST+m is handled, in full, through the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Gifted and Talented Enrollment.  

Applying to NEST+m for Grades K-3 – FAQ

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). We don’t anticipate that this will change this year. 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 the DOE website linked below for more information:


Kindergarten Tours 2017_PPT Presentation

Helpful links

NEST+m Lower School Open House Sign-Up 2018

Lower Grades Open House

Info & Sign-up

Tour Dates & Times

Monday, April 9, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM



You must bring your child’s G&T score report indicating a combined score of 97% or above, and your picture ID, in order to be admitted to the tour. Families without a valid score report will not be allowed on the tour. An electronic copy of the score report is valid for entry. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour. IMPORTANT!: On the sign up page, check the box for confirmation email (Ex. Send me a confirmation email with an iCalendar (.ics) file and a link that will allow me to edit this form later.) DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE SIGN UP DO NOT PUT QTY AS MORE THAN 1 (more than one person may come to the open house but the quantity is for the number of families that sign up, if you put more than one your registrations will be auto deleted.) Print the confirmation email and bring to the tour.