Any student who lives in New York City can apply to TvF. Central to our educational vision is the belief that a public school can provide high quality education while simultaneously serving a group of students with diverse strengths and needs. For this reason, we do not "screen" applicants by interviews or auditions, and we do not review records of attendance, grades, or standardized test scores. TvF is a "limited, unscreened" public high school whose sole criteria for admissions is that a student and his or her family understand our program and believe it will meet their needs and help them realize their aspirations. Although we are a new school, the word of our success is spreading fast. In 2014, we had over 1,600 applicants for 135 seats. The majority of students entering our school each year choose us as the top choice on their high school application. We anticipate an even larger applicant pool for the class of 2019, and for this reason we strongly encourage prospective students and their parents to attend one of our two open houses.
Our open houses are a very important part of being admitted to TvF. They include an introduction to our program and the chance to meet parents, students, faculty, and the administration. Applicants who attend one of our open houses will be given priority in admissions. Given the high attendance of our open houses, those who do not attend one of these events will have almost no chance of being accepted to the school.
Prospective students should get a high school application from their current guidance counselor. If they feel that TvF is the best fit, list TvF as the first choice (#1) on the application. The program code for TvF is Q01A.
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For more information about TvF’s learning environment and performance
to help make your decision, check out all of school data here and read a review of TvF on InsideSchools.org.