Thank you for your interest in the Middle Grades at NEST+m, a citywide Gifted and Talented program. As NEST+m is a screened school, all students must take our entrance exam to be considered for admission.
Enrollment Weighting 2016-17
|Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts||Standardized Test Scores:
|Student Course Grades||Attendance and Punctuality|
Selection Criteria – The selection criteria ranges identified below may be adjusted based on the applicant pool.
- Course Grades: English (85-100), Math (85-100), Social Studies (85-100), Science (85-100)
- Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (3.0-4.5), Math (3.0-4.5)
- Attendance and Punctuality
Special Note (Updated 2.28.17): Please note that the 2017-2018 Middle Grades admission application process is now closed.
- Q: How many seats do you anticipate for the 2017-2018 school year?
- A: We anticipate having approximately 47 open seats.
- Q: This school was not on my son’s middle school application list, what should I do?
- A: NEST+m is listed in the City-Wide Middle School application. We are listed as “New Explorations into Science, Technology, and Math”.
- If my family and I did not attend the Open House, can we still apply?
- Open House is not mandatory; this will not have a negative impact on the application.
- I forgot to add NEST+m on the Middle Grade application; can I register for the exam?
- All students are required to rank us on the Middle School application; we will send invitations to the entrance exam based on the child’s ELA and Math scores, GPA, and attendance.
- I am a parent applying for middle school, should we mail our records and transcripts separately?
- Once you turn in the completed Middle School application to your child’s guidance counselor, all required data is sent to us electronically. Please do not send paper copies.
- My child attends a private school, how can we apply?
- You will need to request a Middle School application through the DOE Office of Student Enrollment.
- Do I need to fill out a separate application?
- No, all students are required to rank us on the City-Wide Middle School application.
NEST+m Middle Grades Admissions Team