Dear Prospective Applicant Family,
We are delighted you have taken an interest in learning more about The Kew-Forest School.  Embodying the rich diversity of the Queens community, our families and staff collectively represent 70+ nationalities and speak 30+ languages.  Students are exposed to different perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures simply by getting to know their peers and teachers as well as through immersion in an inclusive curriculum.  At Kew-Forest, you will find that our community nurtures lifelong learners, our educators inspire young people, and our students support each other.
Our small size allows us to be nimble in response to individual student needs as well as to challenges faced in education today.  We successfully transitioned to a remote learning platform earlier this year and have re-opened for the 2020-2021 school year.  We  offer on- site, hybrid, and remote learning scenarios as needed.
With our re-opening this fall, we have implemented all necessary safety precautions to ensure our students receive a stimulating and engaging school experience.  We provide in-person, on-site instruction for students in preschool through 5th grade and a combination of in-person and remote, all on-site, for the 6th and 7th grade.  For students entering 8th through 12th grade, we offer a hybrid model, capitalizing on this age group’s ability to take advantage of independent and experiential learning opportunities, while continuing to provide first-rate interaction with their teachers.  As the school year progresses, we will continue to closely monitor and respond to all city and statewide ordinances accordingly to ensure the well-being and best interests of our entire learning community.
While we recognize there is no substitute for an in-person visit to our school, we will make every effort to familiarize you with our school and community through virtual information sessions and open-houses throughout the admission season.  I look forward to getting to know you in the days and weeks ahead and show you what our close-knit community has to offer. 

Soraya Díaz Tamayo
Director of Admission & Tuition Assistance

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please contact:

Soraya Díaz Tamayo
Director of Admission & Tuition Assistance

Lyla Eaton
Admission & International Student Coordinator


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.