Middle Grade Admissions


See our Welcome Events webpage for Tour information!

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:

  • The application window for Fall 2024 is October 3 - December 1, 2023. Offers will be sent out in early March.
  • 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 MySchools Middle School application.

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NEST+m Middle Grades Admissions Rubric 

Our school is a screened program for Middle Grades. All screened middle school programs will admit students with the highest final core 4th grade GPAs (Core classes- ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies)


Total Seats: 120 (General Education: 110 /  Students with Disabilities: 10)

Anticipated Seats for New to NEST+m students

  • General Education: 0 - 5
  • Students with Disabilities: 8 - 10

Diversity in Admissions Program

We do not participate in DIA for Middle Grades admissions.

Total Anticipated Offers 2022 - 2023

Middle grades offers and middle grades seat targets are the same: For 120 seats, 120 offers are made. Historically, most of our 5th grade students continue on to 6th grade. We will make offers from the waitlist.

Virtual Tour: November 7th: 6:00pm

Visit our Welcome Events webpage for the webinar link.

Application dates and links

  • Application Opens: October 26th
  • Application Closes: December 1st
  • Application Portal: MySchools


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.