Upper Grade Admissions


Please see our Virtual Tour webpage for Tour information!

The Upper Grades Virtual Tours/Open Houses for prospective students 2022-2023 will be held on the following dates:


  • There is no sibling priority for students applying to high school.
  • NEST+m is NOT AFFILIATED with the NEST Autism Spectrum Disorders Program at NYU. Please visit the NEST ASD webpage for more information.

High School Admissions for Fall 2023:

  • All current 8th and first-time 9th grade students who live in New York City can apply to high school and test and/or audition to apply to the Specialized High Schools during the 2021-2022 school year.
  • NEST+m is NOT a specialized high school. NEST+m Upper Grades is part of the Regular high School Admissions application, which has not opened yet.
  • Talk to your child’s current school counselor. They will be your main point of contact through the admissions process. If your child attends a private or parochial school or is homeschooled, you can also contact a Family Welcome Center

Students new to NYC Public Schools:

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Thank you for your interest in the Upper 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.

How to Apply

NEST+m is a citywide screened school. Speak to your guidance counselor or contact a Family Welcome Center to set up your MySchools account.  ALL applicants MUST apply through the MySchools online portal. Do not send us any additional materials, as they cannot be considered as part of your application.


Visit the Transportation webpage for more information. All students who do not ride the public yellow bus will be issued a student Metrocard.