College Counseling

College Counseling at The Kew-Forest School is about more than exam preparation; it is a process of personal development for every student and acts as a support network for families.

Staff Spotlight: Ms. Lisa Hent, Director of College Counseling & Student Support Services (Grades 7-12)

Ms. Hent earned her BA in English Language and Literature at Williams College and her MA in English Literature from King’s College, London.  Since joining Kew-Forest, she has taught Ninth and Tenth Grade English and spent the last four years as an SAT instructor at Kaplan, one of the premiere standardized test prep agencies.  She is intimately familiar with the full gamut of college admission tests and has worked as a tutor at Legal Outreach, where she assisted with college entrance workshops helping to train students in college admissions interview skills.  Lisa knows and understands Kew-Forest students well – their interests, passions, strengths, weaknesses and more.  She loves helping them plan, achieve and reach their goals.

Kew-Forest graduates have been accepted to many colleges and universities over the last four years, including:

Amherst College
Barnard College
Binghamton University
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Cornell University
Drexel Institute of Technology
Duke University
Emory University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
Hofstra University
Howard University
Iona College
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
Manhattanville College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McGill University
Molloy College
Morehouse College
Mount Holyoke College
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Northeastern University
Pennsylvania State University
St. John’s University
Stony Brook University
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Syracuse University
Temple University
The University of Chicago
Tufts University
University of Connecticut
University of Hartford
University of Massachusetts
University of Pennsylvania
University of San Francisco
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College

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.