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 and quick in response to individual needs of students as well as challenges faced in education today. We successfully transitioned to a remote learning platform earlier this year and have been hard at work preparing to re-open for the 2020-2021 school year. We will be ready for on- site, hybrid, and remote learning scenarios as needed.
Our goal is to re-open this fall implementing all necessary safety precautions to ensure our students return to a stimulating and engaging school experience. We are committed to providing in-person, on-site instruction for students in preschool through 5th grade and hope to extend that to 6th and 7th grade if possible. For students entering 8th through 12th grade, we are planning for 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. We will 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 one-on-one meetings 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