About The Kew-Forest School

"Since my daughter started The Kew-Forest School this year (5th grade) there has been a perceptible change in her attitude about school and learning. Every day she gets up early without complaint and comes home with a smile on her face."
About The Kew-Forest School:
We are an independent, coed, college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade 12, established in 1918 to serve the Kew Gardens/Forest Hills community of Queens. We draw students from 40 different towns and areas including Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Douglaston, Bayside, Jamaica Estates, Nassau County, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Our student body boasts ethnic roots in 65 different countries, spanning the globe.

Fostering a lifelong love of learning.
At The Kew-Forest School, our mission is to do more than just educate—it is to deeply inspire. Through challenging, thought-provoking curriculum taught in a vibrant multi-cultural community, we have created a truly unique learning environment. Students are encouraged to ask questions, to challenge the norm, and to try new things every day, so learning is perpetually exciting and rewarding.

Maintaining high expectations.
Our dedication to our mission, goals and values demands that we maintain a high set of standards for ourselves, and our students. Teachers at The Kew-Forest School aren’t just expected to educate—they are empowered and challenged to invent new ways to excite and motivate students, both inside and outside their classrooms.  

Students are expected to enter our school with the enthusiasm and resolve to take advantage of everything we have to offer. Parents are strongly encouraged to be involved in the education of their children, and are expected to be active members of our school community. Through the alignment of the school and the home, we are able to truly develop each child’s potential to its fullest.

Accreditations and associations:
The Kew-Forest School is fully accredited by NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools). This accreditation signifies that The Kew-Forest School meets the most rigorous standards of excellence in independent school education. It also enables Kew-Forest to participate in professional development opportunities for faculty and staff through the extensive roster of NYSAIS conferences and workshops.

In addition, Kew-Forest is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) and is committed to meeting the standards set by both of these prestigious associations.

The Kew-Forest School is also accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New York State Department of Education.

The Kew-Forest School

119-17 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-4667
The oldest independent school in the borough of Queens, The Kew-Forest School is an independent co-educational, college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade 12.