NEST+m

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New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math High School
NEST+m Logo.jpg
NEST+m Logo
Address
111 Columbia Street

,
10002

Coordinates40°43′11″N 73°58′45″W / 40.719762°N 73.979107°W / 40.719762; -73.979107Coordinates: 40°43′11″N 73°58′45″W / 40.719762°N 73.979107°W / 40.719762; -73.979107
Information
School typePublic school
MottoesLove and respect for knowledge
Established2001
School boardNYCDOE
School district1
AuthorityNYCDOE
School numberM539
PrincipalMark Berkowitz (2015-)
GradesK-12
Enrollment1,783 (2015)
Average class size26-28
LanguageEnglish
Hours in school day
  • Kindergarten to 8th Grade: 8:15 – 2:35
  • Ninth to Twelfth Grade : 8:20 - 2:40
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)Purple and Silver          
SloganDon't Forget to SOAR! (usually followed by "ba-caw!" sounds)
AthleticsFencing (girls/boys PSAL), Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country
SportsFencing, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country
MascotEagle
NewspaperThe Eagle
YearbookThe Journey
Communities servedNYC
Website

New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math, abbreviated NEST+m, is a public school located on the Lower East Side of the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, and is under the supervision of the New York City Department of Education, serving grades kindergarten through 12 (the only K-12 public school in Manhattan).[1]

The school exclusively enrolls New York City resident K–3 children scoring within the 97th, 98th, or 99th and sixth graders at the 95th percentile nationwide in standardized tests administered by the New York City Department of Education for their Gifted & Talented Program.[2] It is one of only five such New York citywide programs where qualified elementary or middle school students from any school district in any borough may enroll, and also the only program with a dedicated facility (the other four programs share schools with the general education student population) and the only program serving grades K through 12.

Prospective 9th and 10th grade students apply through the NYC High School Application Process as well as their entrance exam. As of September 2017, Principal Mark Berkowitz eliminated the NEST+m entrance exam and published the new rubric on the NEST+m website.


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  1. ^ "New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math High School". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  2. ^ "Gifted and Talented - New York City Department of Education". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved April 29, 2013.

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