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2021 High School Admissions Application/Portfolio and Essay Submissions are now closed.

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.
2. 9th grade applications were accepted on a rolling basis until March 1st at 11:59 pm EST.  We will begin contacting you regarding interviews on a rolling basis between February 12th and March 8th. 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.


Felix Shen

College Counselor

Felix-ShenWhy are you an educator? Why do you love teaching?
I love being able to guide students with their transition into adulthood. It is quite rewarding and humbling to see that I could play a small part in their lives and potentially make a positive impact.

What makes the School of the Future experience different from others you’ve had?
I am proud to say SOF is the first school I have worked at after graduate school. I feel that this school does a great job pushing students to think critically and independently.

What other activities/programs (at SOF or outside of the school) are you involved with?
I have been coaching girls varsity basketball and boys varsity baseball for the past ten years. I am a big believer that participating in extracurricular activities at SOF will help you feel better connected and more comfortable here.

What is your advice to aspiring teachers?
Understand that the first year is hard no matter how much energy you have and how prepared you are. Make sure you pace yourself and find time for yourself away from school.

Why do you like working at SOF?
The diversity and good-naturedness of the students. The staff is exceptional here.