The Kew-forest School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1918
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students245 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
47%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade The Kew-forest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 14 / rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chemistry Club, Community Service, Dissection Club, Drama Club, Film Club, Foreign Language Clubs, Girls' Choir, MockTrial, Model UN, Newspaper, Peer Counseling, Student Council, Yearbook
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Forest Hills
    Grades: PK-6 | 161 students
    0.8 miles
    6704 Austin St
    Forest Hills, NY 11375
    (718)275-0173
    0.8 PK-6
    161
  • Fresh Meadows
    Grades: K-8 | 140 students
    3.4 miles
    19310 Peck Ave
    Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
    (718)357-4747
    3.4 K-8
    140
  • Jackson Heights
    Grades: NS-12 | 296 students
    4.1 miles
    3316 79th St
    Jackson Heights, NY 11372
    (718)335-6363
    4.1 NS-12
    296
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    Grades: PK-12 | 365 students
    9.4 miles
    225 Cambridge Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530
    (516)742-3434
    9.4 PK-12
    365
  • Woodmere
    Grades: PK-12 | 273 students
    8.2 miles
    336 Woodmere Blvd
    Woodmere, NY 11598
    (516)394-1827
    8.2 PK-12
    273

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