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.
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:
Helpful links for families of accepted students
- Visit our afterschool program website: http://www.after3nyc.org/
- Visit our PTA website to learn more about transportation to NEST+m via public or private buses.
- Sign up for a PTA Connect account to start receiving school communications
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.
• Student Information Form
• Housing Questionnaire
• Federal Parent/Guardian Student Ethnic & Race Identification
• Child & Adolescent Health Examination Form
• Media Consent
• Family Income Inquiry Form
• Classroom Supplies Fund
Open House Information
Open Houses will be held in the Spring for families of students who score 97 or higher.