Business of Sports School opened its doors in September 2009 to 108 9th grade students with the support of BOSS’s partner organizations, New Visions for Public Schools and F·E·G·S Health and Human Guidance Services System.
Our mission is to prepare our students in the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship to enter the professional world immediately or for success in two- or four-year business programs. Real-life challenges and issues are integrated into every area of the curriculum, so that graduates leave with a Regents diploma, a Career and Technical Education endorsement in Business and Marketing, first-hand knowledge of the sports industry, 21st Century Workforce Skills, the ability to handle college-level coursework in all academic areas, and experience working with business professionals.
Business of Sports School opened its doors in September 2009 to 108 9th grade students with the support of BOSS’s partner organizations, New Visions for Public Schools and F·E·G·S Health and Human Guidance Services System. BOSS is a proud member of the innovative New Visions Partnership Support Organization (PSO) Network and is based on an authentic learning instructional model and highly personalized small school structure.The original concept of BOSS was inspired by the Mayoral Task Force on Career & Technical Education (CTE), which called for new, creative ways to prepare students for the careers of 21st Century. A team of teachers, administrators, sports industry professionals, and representatives from New Visions, ESPN The Magazine, and F·E·G·S designed and proposed the BOSS concept during Fall 2008 and the official announcement by the New York City Department of Education in February 2009 was covered by media and sports blogs around the country.
BOSS is a limited unscreened public high school. Students who attend information sessions receive admissions priority, and students are admitted on a lottery basis without regard to background or academic record. Within two months of its official announcement, BOSS received more than 300 applications for the initial 9th grade class (Class of 2013). BOSS received almost 1,500 applications for its second and third 9th grade classes (Class of 2014 and 2015).