lower grade admissions

Open House Information

Open Houses will be held in the Spring for families of students who score 97 or higher. Open House dates will be posted on this webpage once scores are released.

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 2019 Open House Presentation

Helpful links for families of accepted students

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.

Registration documents:
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