Applying to Kew-Forest

We can't wait to learn all about you!


We are now accepting applications for entry to the 2022-23 school year. Please click on the Apply button at the top of the page to access our new online admission application portal. You will be asked to create a new account (please note this is a different portal than the one previously used).


All applicants:
The items listed below must be submitted by December 15, 2021 for priority consideration.
    • Application for admission (online)
    • Application fee (non-refundable)
      • Domestic: $75 (*Tuition Assistance Applicants: If the application fee presents a hardship, please contact Admission to request a partial fee waiver.)
      • International: $150 USD
    • Parent statement
Supplemental requirements:
All supporting documents must be received by January 7, 2022 for priority consideration.
  • Preschool through Grade 5:
    • Parent interview (Preschool-K)
    • Kew-Forest teacher assessment (TBD)
    • Teacher recommendation form
    • Supplemental teacher recommendation (optional)
    • School administrator recommendation (grades 2-5)
    • Report cards/progress reports (grades 2-5)
  • Grades 6 through 12:
    • Student statement
    • Student interview
    • Teacher recommendation – English
    • Teacher recommendation – Math
    • Teacher recommendation - Optional
    • Records release form & recommendation
    • Report cards/school transcript
    • Graded writing sample
  • International Applicants:
    • International applicant supplement
    • English language assessment
We look forward to working with you!

We continue to accept applications for the current school year on a rolling basis for any spaces that may still be available or become available mid-year. Please contact the Admission Office to inquire about the availability of spaces in the grade(s) to which you seek entry.

Applications for the current school year will be processed through Ravenna where you will be asked to create an account (if you registered for an event prior to October 7, the system will recognize you if you use the same email address). Only one account per family may be created; you may enter multiple children under one account. Parents/guardians will need to share login credentials.

Please make sure to select "Applying for the fall of 2021" at the top of the first page or you will not be able to proceed. You will find step-by-step instructions and links to all required forms in the Ravenna portal. (Disregard the deadlines listed and complete all requirements as soon a possible for a mid-year entry.)
If you have any questions or need further assistance,
please call or email the Office of Admission.

Decision Notification and Reply Dates

The Kew-Forest School is a member of the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) and follows the notification and reply date guidelines of the association. For applications submitted by December 15 and fully completed by January 7, 2022, K-F dates are as follows:

 Grade Level  Notification*  Reply (by noon)
 PS & PK  February 21  March 10
 Kindergarten  February 3  February 10
 Grades 1-8  February 8  March 1
 Grades 9-12  February 18  March 11

*These dates may be changed at the school's discretion as needed.

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.