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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 235 students
  • Average class size: 14 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:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1918
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
235 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
55%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Kew-Forest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art, Biology, Calculus BC, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Law and Government, Physics, Psychology, 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
% on Financial Aid
55%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$26,000
Admissions Director
Soraya Diaz Tamayo
Admissions Associate
Lyla Eaton

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
American Math Competition, Community Service, Computer Science Club, Drama Club, Film Club, Forensics Club, Games and Strategy, Kaleidoscope, LGBTQ+, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Peer Counseling, Story Club, Student Council, 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 9 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, 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: 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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 235 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Queens County, NY is $10,767 for elementary schools and $9,865 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Queens County, NY is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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