PS/MS 498 The Van Nest Academy for Environmental Health Sciences & Technology

                                                                  Mission Statement...

The Van Nest Academy is a community of HEROES* and life-long learners who work together to develop our students into exemplary citizens, positively impacting our society for a brighter future…...globally, nationally, locally and personally.


*H-helping others E-engaging in learning R-respecting all people and property O-organized E-everyday responsible S- safe, first and always

Important Announcements

  • DFOY Applications NOW AVAILABLE

    Hey VNA families!

    We hope you all had a relaxing and safe summer! We have missed your families so much and are happy to say DFOY is back!

    This year, our application process will be electronic. Please note that you will have to create an account on DYCD discover for EACH participant you’re enrolling. Step by Step guide is attached. See the application link below:

    Once you arrive on the website listed above, click after school programs and copy and paste "P.S./M.S. 498 Van Nest Academy" to apply for this program. 

    Please note that we will still be admitting participants on a LOTTERY basis. We would like to inform you that the lottery process will begin Friday September 11th, 2020. In addition, there will be a mandatory parent orientation upon participants' acceptance. 

    Elementary School


    Middle School


    If anyone needs assistance with applying, please do not hesitate to contact me via email! 

    Reminder that at this time after-school program is only available to participants that are attending school  in person. Only in person students can register for after-school at this time. 

    Thank you! We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

    PS/MS 498 The Van Nest Academy for Environmental Health Sciences & Technology
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