There are different procedures for the middle school application and the high school application. Each process is described separately—middle school (sixth grade) and high school (ninth grade).
Students from all New York City school districts are eligible to apply to the SOF high school.
Procedures for Entrance into Ninth Grade
Step 1: Come to an Open House
SOF hosts two open houses in the fall. Please understand that because the open houses have limited capacity, applicants will be booked in date and time order (first come first served).
Due to personnel constraints we cannot take requests over the phone.
Step 2: Apply to School of the Future
Eighth Graders: List School of the Future on the high school application that you will receive from your guidance counselor or coordinator for high school admissions. Because SOF is in high demand, if you rank SOF as one of your top choices, you have a better chance of being matched with SOF. Although SOF is a screened program, we are still part of the Department of Education’s matching process.
Students must fill out the form to be eligible for one of our interview sessions. Please print out the form and follow the instructions.
**Please note, at the bottom of the form it asks for a one page essay. You must fill this out or you will not be called for an interview. Then send the forms to
Step 3: Come for an Interview
All students who email an Interview Request Form, will be contacted via email with an appointment date.
ALL interviews for high school admissions are being held on **Saturday, December 10th 2016. (please note this is a change) There will be 2 sessions that day. All interview requests must be in by Monday, December 5th,2016. You will only get one chance to interview.
In addition, once the interview date is set, we ask that students bring in the following items on their interview date:
- Student portfolio must include recent math, science, and humanities work
(Please note any student work or information submitted will not be returned to the student.)
- Standardized test scores
Thank you. Good luck!