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School for International Studies

School for International Studies is a coeducational public school for students in grades 6 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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School for International Studies says

Our small school setting with a diverse student body offers a challenging academic program that emphasizes cultural awareness across the disciplines. We are a community of enthusiastic educators with tight-knit grade level and department teaching teams. Our small class size (usually 22-25 students) helps students master their coursework. They graduate as socially conscious leaders, equipped with intellectual tools, academic and critical thinking skills necessary to make meaningful change in today's dynamic, interdependent world. Our full-time college advisor and our guidance counselors assist all students in planning for college and the world of work.


Pre-Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors Core Courses, Senior Internships, Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, Drama, Anatomy, Constitutional Law, Fashion History and Design, Journalism/School Newspaper, Creative Writing/Literary Magazine, SAT Prep for 11th & 12th graders, Saturday Scholars Regents Prep


The International Culinary Institute is a four-year, rigorous sequence of courses designed to train future chefs, small business entrepreneurs and managers. Entering freshmen are programmed for introductory kitchen skills and entrepreneurship. By senior year, they complete semester-long internships working under local area restaurant chefs. Our partnership with C-CAP provides teacher training, competition and scholarship opportunities.

Program Specialization: Culinary Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 50

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Interview

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 65-100
  • Science: 65-100
  • Social Studies: 65-100
  • English: 65-100

World literature, global studies, world environment, second languages, world art and music, global economics and world sports

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 80

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 70-100
  • Science: 70-100
  • Social Studies: 70-100
  • English: 70-100


Buses: B103, B41, B45, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65

Trains: F, G to Bergen St; A, C to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • Then to District 15 students or residents
  • Then to Brooklyn students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



67% of students graduate from School for International Studies

Test Scores

1212 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 415
SAT Verbal 405
SAT Writing 392

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 488
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 49
7 50
8 55
9 89
10 93
11 60
12 89
Ungraded 3

School for International Studies's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing School for International Studies's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

72% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at School for International Studies.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 39%
Black or African American 41%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 15 incidents of bullying last year at School for International Studies, which equals 0.0312 incidents per student.


Cheerleading, Culinary Arts, Drama, Gaming, Global Kids, Green Team, Handball, Hip-Hop Dance, Horticulture/Gardening, Instrumental Music, Investing, Literary Magazine, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper, Open Art Studio, Peer to Peer Tutoring, Principal's Book, Robotics, Small Group Tutoring, Student Council, Yearbook
  • Art Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama Club
  • Honor Society
  • Literary Magazine
  • Robotics
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
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