New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math High School (NEST+m) (01M539)

111 Columbia Street, Manhattan, NY 10002, Manhattan
Phone: 212-677-5190
Hours: 8:20am - 2:40pm
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NYCDOE Website:
Admissions Information:
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Subway: F, J, M, Z to Essex St
Bus: B39, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M21, M22, M8, M9
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NEST+m is a Citywide G&T K-12 school. Our academically rigorous program has made us one of the finest schools in the city. We are committed to developing each student's capacity for academic and intellectual achievement through individual and collaborative learning. We provide a range of services for students with disabilities including a full-inclusion program. NEST+m students blossom into practitioners: scientists, mathematicians, engineers, writers, historians, musicians, painters, linguists & artists. NEST+m students develop the academic mindsets and metacognitive skills necessary for long-term learning. Multiple opportunities exist for student internships and exploration in the Sciences & Arts.

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, Diversity in Admissions, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Internships

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch for 66% of seats for new students. Please note: this school's Diversity in Admissions priority only applies to seats for non-continuing students.

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Mandarin, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Fencing, Indoor Track, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Badminton Club, Dance Team, Cheerleading Team, Skateboarding Club, Step Club, Table Tennis Club, Yoga & Meditation Club
School Newspaper, National Honor Society (NHS), Peer Leaders Club, Student Government, Yearbook, Asian Culture Club, Black Student Union (BSU), Fashion Club, Feminism Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Genealogy Club, Jewish Student Union, Latino & Hispanic Student Union (LHSU), Mediterranean Culture Club, Muslim Student Association (MSA), Coding Club, Debate Club, Investment Club, Literary Magazine Club, Math Team, Model UN, Next Generation Politics, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad Team Science Research Club, A Capella Project, Anime Club, Art Club, Film Club, Improv Troupe, Jazz Combo Club, Tech Crew, Advertising & Marketing Club, Key Club, Nature Club, Red Cross Club, WE Club, Blog & Podcast Club, Tabletop Gaming Club
New Explorations into Science Technology and Math(M29A)
Science & Math

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. We provide a range of services for students with disabilities including a full-inclusion program. NEST+m students blossom into practitioners: scientists, mathematicians, engineers, artists, writers, historians, musicians, painters, and linguists who approach their studies with passion and purpose. For more information about how to complete this program's application requirements, please visit .

Students are admitted based on a school-based assessment, and in some cases also their course grades.
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
DIA Admissions:
  • Applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch will be considered first for 66% of seats. For the remaining 34% of seats, all students will be considered.
  • Please note: this school's Diversity in Admissions priority only applies to seats for non-continuing students.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
New Explorations into Science Technology and Math (M29A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

1,757 / 118 (14.89)
95 / 32 (2.97)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 75% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 75% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 41% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. ACT English Score
Avg. ACT Math Score
Avg. ACT Reading Score
Avg. ACT Science Score
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 2.00%
4-Year College 80.70%
Unknown 17.30%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 49.20%
Female 50.80%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 31.10%
Black 8.90%
Hispanic 16.00%
White 38.50%
Other 5.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 17.50%
Black 6.20%
Hispanic 7.20%
White 64.90%
Other 4.20%