upper grade admissions

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 for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in the fall. Open Houses for prospective families will be held in October and November. Dates and times will be posted here in later summer 2019.

How to apply

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

Upper Grades Admissions Rubric 2019-2020

Please review our Upper Grades Admissions rubric. Open House attendance is NOT necessary to apply to NEST+m Upper Grades and there is no special test or interview.

You can apply to NEST+m Upper Grades via your school’s Guidance Counselor or if you are new to the Department of Education, you can visit a Department of Education Family Welcome Center. You must be a resident of New York City in order to apply to NEST+m. If you are planning to move to New York City, visit the New Student’s webpage of the NYC Department of Education.

Admissions results

You will receive your child’s Upper Grades offer from the Department of Education in March.  You will be able to log into your MySchools account to see the results, and you will receive a letter by mail. Visit the Department of Education’s High School Admissions webpage to learn more.

We will post Orientation information for admitted students on this webpage.

Open Houses

Open House information for school year 2020-2021 will be posted in Summer 2020.

Helpful links

If you have questions regarding Upper Grades Admissions, please send a message to admissions@nestmk12.net.