Upper Grade Admissions

Possible Admissions Changes for 2020-2021

We do not, at this time, have information on NEST+m admissions rubric changes.

Update from the NYC DOE Office of Enrollment:

Like previous years, information in the combined 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide was accurate as of the time of publication and is subject to change, especially as we determine the details and timeline for the upcoming admissions cycle. Due to COVID-19, the following details are likely to change for the 2020-2021 school year: 

  • Details regarding timeline, registration, and administration of the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions.
  • Timeline for the high school application, including the application deadline.
  • Details and timeline for high school fairs and other events.
  • Timeline for high school offers.

Families and staff can find the most up-to-date information about admissions and high schools online:

  • The searchable online high school directory in MySchools is updated with school information for 2021 admissions. Families and school staff can use this searchable directory in English and the nine DOE languages without logging into their MySchools account.
  • The 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide is available online, both digitally and as a PDF, at schools.nyc.gov/High. Everyone (including families, school staff, and DOE staff) can access these resources in English and the nine DOE languages.
  • Information about admissions for the Specialized High Schools is at schools.nyc.gov/SHS.
  • The new High School Admissions Video Series is now available, and more videos will be added soon: schools.nyc.gov/HSVideos

Thank you for your interest in the Upper Grades at NEST+m, a citywide Gifted & Talented program.

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.

The application process will begin in the fall for the following September. Open Houses for prospective families will be held in October and November. Dates and times will be posted here in early September.

How to Apply

NEST+m is a city-wide screened school and we follow the admissions rubric below:

Open Houses

Open House information will be posted in early September.