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The High School of Fashion Industries

Overview written by the school: HSFI has it all-rigorous academic classes; cutting edge programs in Fashion Design, Business, & the Arts; and a multi-million dollar school-based health center where students receive free medical and dental care. HSFI excels at guiding students through the college application and financial aid process with College access classes given during the school day, a full-time College counselor, as well as current HSFI students and alumni who are trained as college counselors to support their peers. Through our corporate Advisory Board and industry partnerships, HSFI provides students with hands-on experience with NYC companies in the fashion, business and design worlds. All of our classrooms are air conditioned to ensure student comfort.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts, CTE, Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 95% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 89% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 93% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 82% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 90% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Art, Photography, and Graphic Design
Code: M68J
Program description: This program exposes students to computer graphics, painting, digital and black and white photography, illustration, graphic design and video production. Students are prepared for internships and the skills needed for completing a college admissions portfolio. There is a photography lab on school premises. Students collaborate with professional artists, exhibit their work at museums and attend workshops at FIT, Parsons, Copper Union, PRATT, School of Visual Arts, and New York City Tech.
Interest: Visual Art & Design
Method: Audition

Seats 9 GE: 162
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 561
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 43
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 129
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Audition information: All students applying to the High School of Fashion Industries are required to audition for the school online at or in person. The audition includes an admissions examination and submission of a portfolio. Portfolio Requirements: 8-15 pieces of original art work; this art work can be submitted either online on the school's website ( or in person at one of the audition dates listed
Common audition: 1
Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (65-100), Math (62-100), Science (65-100), Social Studies (63-100)
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Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): HSFI wants every student to feel connected! Here's a sample of some of our EVENTS: Art Show, Fashion Show, SING where students produce & perform in a musical. TEAMS: Dance, Latin Groove, Step CLUBS: Animal Welfare, Anime, Book Club, Anti Prom, Cosmetology, Coding / Programming, Crochet, Feminist, Gaming, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Green Team, National Honor Society, Ice Skating, K-Pop, Math, Modeling, Newspaper, Photography. Don't see one you like? Start your own and we'll support you.
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Badminton, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Track/Cross Country, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 1577
Start time: 8:10am
End time: 3:37pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Hudson Yards-Chelsea-Flatiron-Union Square
Neighborhood: Chelsea-Union Sq

School Number: M600

Community board: 104
Council district: 3
Census tract: 91
BIN: 1014174
BBL: 1007740019

About The High School of Fashion Industries


Address: 225 WEST 24TH STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10011
Latitude: 40.745156
Longitude: -73.996074
Phone number: 212-255-1235
Fax number: 212-255-4756
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 28th St; 2, 3 to 34th St; A, L to 14th St; C, E to 23rd St
Bus lines near the school: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM11, BxM18, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, M1, M11, M12, M14A, M14D, M2, M20, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M4, M5, M55, M7, Q32, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X17J, X22, X22A, X27, X28, X31, X42, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9

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Through our corporate Board, HSFI has an Industry Partnership Program that provides students with real world experiences in the business world.

Our industry partners include Barneys, Kleinfeld Bridal, ADIDAS, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macys, Swarovski, and the International Center of Photography.

HSFI partners with the Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence to develop students' social emotional skills to handle teenage stress. HSFI also partners with Harvard University to promote diversity, equity, and true integration within our school community.

HSFI has a full menu of rigorous academic classes that includes Advanced Placement (AP), CUNY College Now, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, and Coding. Study Abroad in Florence Italy with the opportunity to earn college credits through SUNY.

Our major programs are industry recognized and state certified with annual events including our Fashion Show, Senior Art Show & 'HSFI Shark Tank.'

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