School of the Future is a public secondary school located at 127 East 22nd Street at Lexington Avenue, in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It serves grades 6 through 12 as a part of the New York City Department of Education, and accepts students from around the entire city. School of the Future, a small school, was founded in 1990 with funding by Apple Inc. with an admissions process dependent on student application and interview. The school is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, a league of schools dedicated to small class sizes and student-centered learning. In 2005, School of the Future was chosen as a national mentor school of CES as part of a Gates Foundation-funded effort to improve schools nationwide.CurriculumThe high school follows a block schedule and students have a full day of classes for their entire stay at the school. Graduation requires four years of English and History, three years of Math and Science, and two years of foreign language (Spanish). The Senior Institute is a division of the school consisting of grades 11 and 12; classes in the Senior Institute are sometimes taught through a two-year curriculum; students may have some of their teachers for two academic years. The Math sequence consists of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Statistics/Calculus; the Science sequence includes Biology, Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Food Science and Physics. Students can choose to take elect
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