Sneak Peek of 2019 Fluidity Fashion Show 

We are ecstatic to announce this year’s Fashion Show theme-FluidityFluidity celebrates individuality and acceptance. The concept of a genderless future has taken the Fashion Industry by storm by giving consumers the freedom to explore what they want to wear without worrying that their choices are defined by gender. Our students are evolving and experimenting with the expression of style by unapologetically breaking binary barriers. Fluidity is more than just a lifestyle and is often open to interpretation. We have challenged our students to create cohesive collections that reflect what fluidity means to them- as a native New Yorker. We invite you to journey with us on an immersive experience featuring the following fashion houses: Soho, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, and Chinatown.

Click on the link below to view the Promo Video

Virtual Enterprise Seniors Place 2nd in the Manhattan Divisional Business Plan Competition

We are overwhelmed with excitement to announce that the Virtual Enterprise Students came in 2nd place for the Manhattan Division of the Business Plan Competition. In preparation, students received guidance on how to perfect their business plan presentation through a unique mentorship opportunity with Viacom. Students met weekly with mentors to build leadership skills, develop personal branding and marketing techniques.

Annual Holiday Window Unveiling was a Smashing Success!

The annual Holiday Window Unveiling with Simon Doonan, Barney's Creative Ambassador was MAGICAL!!!

The theme for our holiday windows this year was "Fashion Icons." Our Visual Merchandising students paid homage to ‘Fashion Icons’: Dapper Dan; Christian Louboutin; Rihanna; Diana Ross; Andy Warhol; and Andre Leon Talley. This list represents the broad spectrum in which fashion impacts our world--through design, influencers (pop-culture), art, and media (magazines).

Adding to the tremendous show of support from our students, staff and families was an appearance by Dapper Dan and Andre Leon Talley themselves. Students received guidance from the legendary Simon Doonan as part of the culminating project of a master class. Opportunities such as these allow students to develop their craft, learn from a trailblazer in the industry, and inspire the next generation of visual merchandisers. The energy was absolutely electrifying  and captured the essence and merriment of the spirit of the holiday. 


NY1 interviews visual merchandising students and thanks Simon Doonan for his unwavering support of the Holiday Windows. As part of a master class, Simon helped with the development, ideation and construction of the visual displays. This event was the highlight of the holiday season as it was attended by students, staff, family members, and icons Dapper Dan and Andre Leon Talley.


Congratulations to our students for completing their mentoring program with FREE ARTS NYC.The Teen Arts Program strives to level the playing field by providing high-quality arts and youth development programs to teens who do not have the economic privilege to access them. Youth are paired 1 on 1 with an experienced mentor to guide them through the complicated process of applying to art schools, visiting artist studios and cultural institutions, and exploring professions in creative fields.


This year kicks off our groundbreaking partnership with Viacom. Our Viacom partnership allows
students to get real-world experience at this media and entertainment powerhouse.  
(Viacom owns Paramount Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET & CMT).
As part of a unique mentorship program, Business Marketing students embark on a year long
journey where they have the opportunity to collaborate on projects with company executives
across a wide range of company departments. On Friday, September 21st, students spent the
day with theinspirational Jae Scott learning about the start of passion to purpose. Scott’s fashion
career has evolved,her interest in connecting people’s inner beauty with their outward
appearance led her to explore motivational speaking.

Photoville Photo Festival

Our photography students are both ecstatic and honored to be featured in the
photoville photo festival. Come see our amazing students’ work at the festival. Admission is
free and it’s right under the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO (that’s on the Brooklyn side of the river)
PHOTOVILLE is New York City’s FREE premier photo destination. Produced by United Photo
Industries, the annual festival is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers.
By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact,
Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience
— a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community.


Ten lucky students were invited to attend CurvyCon to learn about body positivity and inclusivity.
Students spent the evening at the DIA & CO SHOWCASE AND PANEL organized by
Among the panelists, Tracy Reese, Venus Williams, and Lizzo.


Twenty lucky students received a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the
Get Schooled Event Shopping Spree to prepare for a successful school year.
Students were outfitted with everything that they could possibly need,
including backpacks filled with school supplies.
Recipients received a $250 gift card and 25% discount card compliments
of Glam4Good and H&M.

This fall GLAM4GOOD is launching an initiative to get 500 high-achieving, underserved
New York City kids, the school supplies and clothing they desperately need to head
back-to-school with confidence!
GLAM4GOOD is holding two back-to-school initiatives for our student recipients, ages 5 to 17,
from homeless and domestic violence shelters, low-income schools, and foster care, as well as
kids separated from their families, children from fallen heroes and teen gun violence survivors.  
These events will help GLAM4GOOD’s underserved youth community start the
school year off with the tools for a successful school year.

The Big READ is coming to HSFI
Th March 22 period 3 and 4. 

YA Authors ROCK!!!!                                    Invited English Classes ONLY

Kody Keplinger, Captain
Martin Wilson

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Dr. SeussI Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Saltz Internship Program

Summer 2018 Information Sheet


HS Summer Internship 
Consider becoming a Saltz Intern and learn to use equipment and technologies to guide visitors of all ages in investigations of artifacts, specimens, and the laws of physics. Use pieces of a telescope to explore how scientists view astronomical bodies in the Hall of the Universe, or discover how a snake’s vision is similar to Infrared cameras. In the Hall of Ocean Life, dive into the tiny but powerful work of plankton, or pass around some poisonous sea creatures and their victims. Training is provided for science content and communication skills. Participating in the Saltz Internship Program is an opportunity for you to meet Museum personnel, explore scientific content, learn valuable skills for working with and teaching learners of all ages, and have an impact on the experiences of thousands of Museum visitors. Anyone interested in applying can use the link for more information and for the link to the online application.
Saltz Internship applicants MUST:
  • Live or attend high school in New York City. 
  • Be 15-18 years old. 
  • Submission of Online Application and Short Answer responses via application link located on website.
    • Each Answer should be 1 paragraph of 4 – 5 sentences 

    • How do you feel you would personally benefit from participating in this science internship?
    • What science topic do you find most interesting? Why?
    • How will this experience at the Museum help you further your academic and career goals?

2018 SYEP Application are now available!

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including:
  • Arts and Recreation
  • Educational Services
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • And More!
SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.
Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at community-based organizations during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program.
Apply to for the program.

HSFI visits Apple!!! 


Under the direction of Ms. David, "Fashion With A Purpose" participated in a 'Super Hero'  Art / Fashion Show exhibition called up-cycling.



All Bodies Rise @ HSFI

Friday, November 17th, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm in 10th floor Gymnasium

Please enjoy this TV segment from NY1 that features our Advanced Placement Computer Science Class!

Social Justice Superhero Fashion Show on October 31st during all lunch periods
See you there!

The HSFI Alumni Mentorship Kick off Program was a blast! 

We are excited about the impact our Alumni Mentors will have on our students and look forward to a fruitful experience this school year. Alumni in the pictures are Roseanne Lind, Patricia Paulino 12’, Crystal Pita 15’, Mei Wu 15’, Toya Summers 93’, Sandra Stollar Kia Robinson 12’ and Selena Padilla, Brenda Rojas.

HSFI College Gear Day!!!
Staff sported their College Gear to motivate students to get started on the college application process and initiate dialogue about schools of interest.

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