Learning at BOSS is a team effort. With an enrollment of just 27 students per class, BOSS creates a safe, personalized learning environment that helps you focus and achieve your goals:
Build personal relationships with your teachers and administrators.
Work with an Advisor to coach your social and academic development.
Develop and maintain a College & Career Portfolio of your academic work.
Join clubs, electives, and activities, such as Art, Dance, and Business.
BOSS prepares you for a winning career.
Real world business practices in the classroom.
Internships, job shadowing, and fieldwork with leading sports industry companies.
On certain days, students dress in business attire.
College credits from high school classes, SAT preparation, and college counseling.
Microsoft Applications Specialist (MOS) Certification.
Upcoming Information Sessions
There are two information sessions at the Business of Sports School in the fall. Tuesdays, October 15, and November 12, 2019, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 p.m. located at our school (439 West 49th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue).
1. How can I obtain an application to Business of Sports School?
Application is made through the NYC Department of Education High School Admission process. If you are a student currently attending 8th grade in an NYC public school, you will receive an application from your middle school counselor before the deadline. 9th grade students interested in applying to 10th grade should request an application from their high school guidance counselors before the deadline.
If you attend a private or parochial school or if you have just moved to NYC, please contact the Office of Student Enrollment at the NYC Department of Education at 212-374-0291 or 212-374-6769 or go to www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school for information on obtaining an application.
Please code your application with our Admissions Code A14A.
The Manhattan Borough Enrollment Centers are:
- 333 7th Avenue, 12th floor (718-935-2383)
- 388 West 125th St, 7th floor (718-935-2385)
However, from Aug. 28-Sept. 18, the Enrollment Centers are moved to:
- High School of Fashion Industries, 225 West 24th St
2. What is the deadline for applications?
The deadline to submit an application to your guidance counselor for September 2020 is December 2019.
3. Can students who live outside of Manhattan apply?
We accept students from all five boroughs, so you do not need to live in a certain borough or district to apply
4. How many applications do you receive?
For the Class of 2023, we received 1,685 applications for 9th grade.
5. What is your criteria for admission?
We are an Education Options (Ed. Opt.) school, so our selection process in designed to ensure diversity in terms of academic performance. We select applicants to maintain the strict Ed. Opt. requirements for academic performance as
● 16% below grade level (ELA/Math proficiency levels 1-2)
● 64% on grade level (ELA/Math proficiency levels 2-3)
● 16% above grade level (ELA/Math proficiency levels 3-4)
The following rubric is used to rank students:
❏ Attendance (number of days present) 25%
❏ Punctuality (number of on-time arrivals to school) 25%
❏ ELA, Math, Science, and History Course Grades 25%
❏ ELA and Math Standardized Test Scores 25%
7. When are the Open Houses?
Please click here for the Open Houses times on Tuesdays, October 15, and November 12, 2018. You may also visit our booth at the High School Fairs on:
- Saturday/Sunday, September 21-22 (11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr., HS)
- Saturday/Sunday, October 5-6 (11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr., HS)
If you still have questions, please send a message to leon@nycBOSS.org. Thank you for your interest!
Dress Code Policy
BOSS does not require a uniform. We will have many visitors in the building and we expect all members of the school community to dress appropriately for a professional environment.
We have many presenters, guest speakers, partner representatives, and other visitors coming to visit and interact with our students! It is important that students represent our school in a professional manner and professional dress is a large part of that.
Professional dress includes:
Collared shirts, slacks or skirts, and dress shoes. Ties are recommended for gentlemen.
Items with the BOSS emblem.
JROTC Dress Uniform
Note: Sneakers, flip-flops, jeans, Spandex, open midriffs, halter tops, leggings, denim and extremely short hemlines (more than 3" above the knee, as a guideline) are not professional dress.