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2021 High School Admissions Application/Portfolio and Essay Prompt – click here.

Please note the following: School of the Future High School no longer has priority for District 2 (D2) or Manhattan. All students in the city who apply for 9th grade will be equally considered.  9th grade applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 25th.  Starting on February 1st, once you have submitted your portfolio, we will contact you within two weeks to schedule an interview.  Please see the admissions tab for more information.

 

School of the Future Middle School still has D2 priority, but D2 no longer has screening.  Please see the admissions tab for more information.

Admissions

School of the Future is located in a beautiful historic building in the Gramercy Park neighborhood in Manhattan. Come to an Open House to visit us. 


Entering 6th Grade

Get information about admissions to Middle School at School of the Future. 


Entering 9th Grade

Get information about admissions to High School at School of the Future. 

10 Facts
about SOF:

  1. We learn and teach best when we know each other well.

    SOF devotes the bulk of its resources to maintaining small class sizes to support a true student-centered environment.

  2. We strive to remain one of the truly integrated schools of NYC.

    SOF is intentionally diverse on many levels—culturally, socio-economically, religiously, ethnically and academically.

  3. We belong to the Coalition of Essential Schools.

    SOF is a national mentor school of the Coalition as part of a Gates Foundation funded effort to improve schools nationwide.

  4. HS Students write ‘Exhibitions’ rather than take NY State Regents.

    Exhibitions are the type of assessment that reflect the kind of deep teaching and learning for which we strive.

  5. We believe strongly in the 5 “Habits of Mind”

    These habits include point of view, evidence, significance, connections, and alternatives. Students are encouraged to use the Habits of Mind as tools for exploration.

  6. Our teachers bring their life experience and intellect into the classroom

    Our teachers are a smart, enthusiastic and ultra-dedicated community. They value the fact that they are not constrained by NY State’s Regents Curriculum.

  7. We are consistently recognized as one of the best public high schools in NYC.

    We are consistently ranked as a top 20 high school by the NY Post, NY Observer and Inside Schools. We are among the few public schools in New York to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 8 out of 10.

  8. We have been featured on Edutopia in the “Schools That Work” section.

    Edutopia, the educational website of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, highlighted our efforts to successfully teach and assess our students.

  9. We are located in a beautiful historic building

    Constructed in 1915 as the Manhattan Trade School for Girls, the ground floor is made of limestone and the rest of the building is clad in white terra cotta.

  10. Close to 100% of our graduating seniors are accepted to college, many with scholarships.

    Our students have been accepted into such prestigious colleges as Columbia, George Washington, Middlebury, NYU, Northwestern, Oberlin, Temple and UPenn.

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