The Kew-Forest School

Kew-Forest is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Preschool-12.
All graduates pursue college or university studies, and for that reason, the school's programs emphasize the traditional values in education that will provide a foundation for post-secondary work.
The mission of The Kew-Forest School is to provide an academically challenging college-preparatory education to a culturally diverse community in a structured, caring environment.
Students are encouraged to achieve their individual potential and strive for personal integrity and respect for others.
Our community reflects the rich diversity of the borough of Queens with over 70 nationalities and 30 home languages spoken.
Intentionally small, our school allows each student to shine.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 185 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Kew-Forest School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1918
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
185 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Kew-Forest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Additional courses available through One Schoolhouse, Art, Biology, Calculus BC, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Law and Government, Physics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, US History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade and school year. For more information, please contact the school.
% on Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$27,000
Admissions Director
Soraya Diaz Tamayo
Admissions Associate
Lyla Eaton

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
American Math Competition, Body & Lush Essentials Club, Books and Cookies Club, Builders/Inventors & Robotics/ Lego Club, Business Club, Community Service, Debate Club, Drama Club, Kaleidoscope, LGBTQIA+ Awareness Lunch Club, Lyceum for National Conversation, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Music Club, Photo/Video & Design/Art Club, Science Research Club, Student Ambassador Program, Student Council, Textiles and TLC Club, The Forester Newspaper, Thinker’s Magazine, Veterinary Science Club, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Kew-Forest is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-K-12.
  • All graduates are expected to go on to college, and for that reason, the school's programs emphasize the traditional values in education that will provide a foundation for post-secondary work.
  • The mission of The Kew-Forest School is to provide an academically challenging college-preparatory education to a culturally diverse community in a structured, caring environment.
  • Students are encouraged to achieve their individual potential and strive for personal integrity and respect for others.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Kew-Forest School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Kew-Forest School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Kew-Forest School offer?
The Kew-Forest School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is The Kew-Forest School's ranking?
The Kew-Forest School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Kew-Forest School?
The application deadline for The Kew-Forest School is Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 185 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Queens County, NY is $9,034 for elementary schools and $10,728 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Queens County, NY is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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