Middle Grade Admissions


See our Virtual Tour webpage for Tour information!

  • There is currently no information on the middle school admissions timeline, or the admissions methods that will be used in this year’s process. 
  • Families should be thinking about which schools will be a good fit for their child in terms of culture, course offerings, etc. When the application opens, families may list up to 12 middle school programs in their true order of preference on the application. 
  • Families may learn more at the middle school admissions page on the DOE website. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. Families may also sign up to receive admissions alerts.  

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

How to apply to NEST+m Middle School:

  • If you are new to NYC, please contact a Family Welcome Center for assistance.
  • Speak to your school's Guidance Counselor or Family Welcome Center representative about setting up your MySchools account.
  • Apply to NEST+m by ranking NEST+m as one of the schools on your Middle School application.

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Thank you for your interest in the Middle Grades at NEST+m.

At NEST+m, intellectualism, inclusivity, collaboration and exploration within and beyond our school community enable our students to lead lives filled with learning, discovery and purpose.

NEST+m Middle Grades is a city wide school, open to applicants from all boroughs of New York City. Applicants can rank NEST+m Middle Grades in the list of schools in the MySchools application portal. Our school's DBN number is 01M539.

Applicants should NOT send any supporting application materials to the school as they cannot be considered as part of their application.


Students who live in Manhattan below 93rd st, and are in grades K-6, 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.