New Explorations Into Science Tech and Math High School

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 12th grade (the only K-12 public school in Manhattan).

The school exclusively enrolls New York City resident K–3 children scoring within the 97th, 98th, or 99th percentile 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. 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.

Located on the Lower East Side of NYC, NEST+m is the only K-12 public school located in Manhattan, and it educates gifted and talented students from all 5 boroughs. Our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools are consistently ranked in the top schools in NYC based on standardized test scores. But stellar test scores do not tell the whole story of our student body, many of whom are also highly accomplished artists, musicians, writers, chess players and/or athletes. Our dynamic faculty are creative, hands-on, insightful teachers who are also inspired coaches and mentors for many of the before-school and after-school activities offered to the students.

NEST+m is committed to nurturing and challenging all forms of giftedness, and to creating an environment that supports all forms of achievement. Our school is committed to providing not just an outstanding academic education for all our students, but to creating programs that support their growth as scholars, artists, and citizens of the world. We aim to teach outstanding communication skills, whether through one of the five world languages that we offer, the required computer courses, our workshop model of reading and writing, or an expanded vocabulary in physics. We encourage students to make a difference to those around them, in their community, their city, and the world, by performing community service, and we nurture their hearts and minds by providing a welcoming place for self-expression through music, art, writing, drama, chess, robotics and science.

The New Explorations Into Science Tech and Math High School is a Public university located in New York.
The New Explorations Into Science Tech and Math High School was founded in 2001.
The current president of New Explorations Into Science Tech and Math High School is Meaghan Lynch.

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