Upper Grade Admissions


Please see our Virtual Tour webpage for Tour information!

How to apply to NEST+m High School:

  • The High School application is now closed. If you are new to NYC, please contact the Family Welcome Center for assistance.
  • Speak to your school's Guidance Counselor about setting up your MySchools account.
  • There is no admissions test, simply rank NEST+m as one of the 12 schools on your application.
  • See our Admissions rubric below.
  • There is no sibling priority for students applying to high school.

Helpful tips:

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

Thank you for your interest in the Upper Grades at NEST+m!

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.

How to Apply

NEST+m is a citywide screened school. Speak to your guidance counselor or contact a Family Welcome Center to set up your MySchools account.  ALL applicants MUST apply through this online portal. Please see our admissions rubric below. Do not send us any additional materials, as they cannot be considered as part of your application.


Students who live in Manhattan below 93rd st, and are in grades K-6, MAY be eligible for free yellow bus transportation. 

There were also parent-organized (paid) bus routes for students in grades K-12 who live in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. These routes were suspended due to the pandemic. Once most students are back in person, these routes MIGHT be reinstated. Visit the Transportation webpage for more information.

It is too early to determine if either of these options are available for September 2021. We cannot respond to any transportation questions until mid-summer 2021. Please assume that you will need to make transportation arrangements for your child to travel back and forth to school.

All students who do not ride the public yellow bus will be issued a student Metrocard.