At Kew-Forest, we believe in staying on the cutting edge of education, to ensure that all of our students are able to learn in the manner best suited to them. As such, Mrs. Russo has recently completed her first round of Orton-Gillingham (OG) training, in order to complement her already vast kindergarten teaching experience.
Happy New Year! We are back at Kew-Forest, refreshed and rejuvenated from our holiday break, and happy to return to school. For prospective parents, January’s arrival means it’s time to send in your application to K-F, due on January 18!
Due to recent educational reforms, elementary-aged students are in a more stressful and competitive school environment than ever before. Testing and instruction have increased, and play time and recess activities have decreased. As many schools focus strictly on academic performance, children lose the opportunity to play. Kew-Forest is an exception to this rule, encouraging children to play—and to learn through their playtime activities.
Each student learns in a different way, and at Kew-Forest, we find that experiential learning helps all students to access information through different methods. In November, Ms. Enriquez’s sixth grade class read Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars, a book about the Holocaust and the Danish Resistance. In order to deepen their understanding of the Holocaust era, the class visited the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side.
Despite being a small school, Kew-Forest has a big basketball program. In the last two years, K-F has gone from being without a junior varsity basketball team to having the JV team in first place with only three conference games remaining before the playoffs. Kew-Forest’s junior varsity team has a 15-2 record, 8-0 in their conference. Additionally, the JV team won the 2015 Jim Dilg Classic Basketball Tournament this year.
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The oldest independent school in the borough of Queens, The Kew-Forest School is an independent co-educational, college preparatory school for students in Early Childhood Development (ECD) to 12th Grade.