Lower Grade Admissions

Our school is NOT AFFILIATED with the NEST Autism Spectrum Disorders Program at NYU. Please visit the NEST ASD webpage for more information.


Visit schools.nyc.gov/G&T

We are here to support you throughout the admissions process! If you have questions, you can: 

Call 718-935-2009

Email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov



Our Lower Grades is a Gifted and Talented program.  Visit our Lower Grades academics webpage to learn about our curriculum or watch a virtual tour.

Kindergarten -  Applicants are assessed by their pre-K teacher. Families are notified by their child's school whether their child has been recommended to apply to G&T programs. Eligible siblings of current NEST+m students have priority for available seats. 

Grades 1-4 - The applicant's grades are considered and families will be notified by the child's current school whether the child is eligible to apply to G&T programs. Eligibility is based on report card grades. For more information on eligibility please visit  schools.nyc.gov/GT.

Eligible siblings have priority for available seats.

Steps to apply:

  • Set up your MySchools account. You will need a sign up code from your child's Guidance Counselor or contact a Family Welcome Center representative.
  • NEST+m is listed in MySchools as "New Explorations Into Science, Technology & Math". Our school code is 01M539.
  • You can rank NEST+m as one of your 12 program choices on the Kindergarten application in MySchools.
  • There is no test for K-4 admissions.


If you are new to NYC or in private school, you must contact a Family Welcome Center to find out about enrolling your student in public school. The representative can help you set up your MySchools account.



Tune in online for an info-packed virtual session and Q&A, then join us in person for any Open House date.
Virtual Info Sessions will be recorded and posted. No registration is required.

Please visit our Welcome Events webpage for dates and times.



If your child receives an offer to attend NEST+m, you will receive an email to schedule a registration appointment. Please DO NOT send documents unless you have received an offer to attend NEST+m. Visit this link to learn what documents to bring to Registration. You can get a head start on the paperwork. Print and fill out these documents at home and bring them with you to your registration appointment.

Please visit our Registration page to complete the necessary forms:

  • Student Information Form
  • Housing Questionnaire
  • Federal Parent/Guardian Student Ethnic & Race Identification
  • Language Preference Form
  • Child & Adolescent Health Examination Form
  • Media Consent
  • Family Income Inquiry Form
  • Classroom Supplies Fund


Students in K-6 who live in Manhattan below 93rd st, MAY be eligible for free yellow bus transportation.  Visit the Transportation webpage for more information. All students who do not ride the public yellow bus will be issued a student Metrocard.



Right of Return

If your student is discharged from NEST+m and wants to return, that request  will be considered if there is an available seat.

See the Chancellor's Regulation A-1010, page 17, which outlines the policy for students of citywide G&T programs.