My two kids graduated from the school, they are now struggling in college - they were not prepared well in school.
I am a sophomore student at SOF and on the first day of school, they have completely forgotten to transfer my student i.d. to the 10th grade on pupilpath (how can you forget a student??). Because of this, I had to go through so much trouble (And no student metro card?). They also raise the amount of class fees every year (Poor School?). Not to mention some teachers are rude and are restricted. It's a small crowded school and people are always pushing each other for the elevator and most of the time the elevator doesn't even work at all! Hello 10 floors of hell. Classrooms are very small and there is barely any space. Wish I went to Beacon or Lab.
This school is great is you are female. The school used to be an all girls school way back when. The info is in the main lobby. I have witnessed girls behaving in les than respectful manner and their behavior is over looked by the principal and teachers. I feel for the parents of the boys who attend this school especially boys who are not Caucasian as they are not treated with them same understanding and their self esteem diminishes as each day passes. There are a few very few great male role models in the school but this school is really catered to girls no matter how you put it. Boys don't flourish here as much as the girls. It lacks understanding of the adolescent male mind. Hence the female principal (middle school). Enough said. If you have a boy DO NOT SEND HIM HERE EVER.........
I went here. It has a great small personal community to it. The teachers and principal really care about your educational growth here and want to see you go off to college.
Small class size, dedicated teachers and in depth study are the best features of this school. My son loves it and is highly motivated. I believe it is best for self starters and students interested in humanities.
School of The Future is a wonderful school with amazing, caring teachers. I went there for middle school, and found it to be a warm and welcoming place. Our teachers would almost always meet during lunch, so they always knew what we were doing in our other classes. The students didn't always get along with each other, but most of the time we did, and since this is middle school we're talking about, getting along most of the time is pretty good! The class sizes are small which is especially nice if someone isn't doing well in one subject or another. The great teachers and staff were what really made our school stand apart from the rest.
Our school is a great little school that does amazing things and is often ignored by the DOE and parents who feel the competition that is created by the NY DOE as if schools were meant to compete with each other. This is a school that thrives on diversity, education and is just plain smart!
i went to school of the future for middle school and almost everyone who did is now going to the high school. i still speak to a lot of them every day and they all HATE it. i, personally, am going to bard and i LOVE it so i know it's not just a "silly high schoolers" type of thing. they do not like their teachers, they do not like the principle and they hate their classes. they also hate each other, but that's something else entirely. they aren't challenged (and to be completely honest, not all of them are that bright, and that's saying something.) a lot of the people there are less motivated and more unhappy because either they didn't get in anywhere else or they felt trapped so they didn't try. does that make up a good school? from experience, i think not
The academics, the relationship among teachers and students and the diversity of the school community.
i am a student and this school is great for middle school definatly prepares you well for the real world and high school i have to say the middle school is better than the high school. the school has gotten better 2 years ago a lot of fights there are sometimes but there are improvements
As I am just leaving for college, I have to say I had my doubts about this school. I spent 3 years in the MS and 4 years in the HS. It has its ups and downs. I would say if you want your kid to have a real High School experience to choose Stuyvesant, or Laguardia. This school best prepares you for the Future (No pun intended), you dont have your typical nerds, jocks or rebels in this school, everyone is accepted. With that though, theres no home games for any sport and can be frustrauting for the highly talented athletes, theirs no lockers, no individual desks, no bell system, no AP classes and much more. What makes this school so special is the teachers, they never offend anyone and love their job. Also a very safe school.
This is an amazing school. My daughter just entered 6th grade and absolutely loves it. The teachers anre fantastic. They are engaged, helpful, encouraging but firm. They teach excellent work habits that will assure success at the college level. Their lesson plans are interesting and original and they have a really good after school/extracurricular program. The administration is responsive and the parents are very involved in a positive way.
i just came to this school and i love it.there are many things to participate in.the teachers are very strict about the homework and if you dont do it the principal has to deal with it.also the teachers help you if it is needed.also when they teach they make it kind of fun.only 3 kids from my elementary school class made it there.it is a great school
This is a great school to go to because of all the new friends and fun activities. I LOVE this school it has so much fun learning and awesome teachers who are really willing to help. If you want to send your child here I suggest you do!
My son loves the school, teachers are involved and have great after school programs
My son just started SOF this fall, and we love it. The classes are small, the teachers are great - fun but very clear in their expectations. Homework is manageable. The school hand-picks a diverse student body in terms of both ethnicity and academic levels, and works hard to ensure that everybody gets along.
My son who just graduated from SOF attend the MS and HS. This school provided a great academic environment for my son. The teachers are truly devoted to the students and encourage not only high academic performance but good social skills and an incredible sense of personal and social responsibility. I highly recommend this school and plan on having my 7 yr old daughter attend both SOF MS ans HS.
I am a parent of a 2007 graduate who came to SOF in his junior year. I was completely satisfied with the curricular and the academic programs provided at SOF. My son was given the opportunity to be taught to 'write'; which is exactly what our kids will be doing when they move on to college. The exhibition vs Regents was the best for my son, as the exhibitions forces our kids to challenge themselves and become better writers for it. Although my son did not walk in graduation, I too was dissapointed, however I respect the policy of the school and it showed my son that you need to step up your game and take responsibility for your actions. I loved this school and recommend all parents who are seeking a dynamic educational environment for their children to choose SOF!
I find the teachers dynamic, innovative and quite responsive to parental concerns. Of particular note for parents of squirmy, defiant boys; this school has superb male role models, funny, ethical, smart and sharp dressers. Made a big difference in my son's capacity to dig into the learning environment as a cool space.
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