upper grade admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Upper Grades at NEST+m, a citywide Gifted & Talented program.  As NEST+m is a screened school, prospective students must take our Entrance Exam in order to be considered for admission.

Enrollment Weighting 2016-17


Entrance Exam

Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts Standardized Test Scores:


Student Course Grades Attendance and Punctuality
60% 10% 10% 15% 5%

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

We are happy to announce the addition of our final Upper Grade Entrance Exam session of the season for prospective students on Tuesday, November 15th, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Please click below to register: