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 2019-2020 school year has been completed and applicants will be notified in March.

Spring 2019 Open Houses

Information about tours for prospective students will be posted in March.

Admissions Rubric

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

Upper Grades Admissions Rubric 2018-2019

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.

Helpful links

  • Visit the NYC Department of Education website’s High School Enrollment page for more information.
  • Watch this helpful video to learn how students get offers to screened schools and specialized high schools.
  • See the NEST+m 2019 High School Directory listing for prior year admissions data.
  • See our NEST+m 2018 College acceptance and matriculation information.

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