Applying to Kew-Forest

We can't wait to learn all about you!


The priority deadline for admission to the 2022-23 school year has passed, but we continue to accept applications to be considered on a rolling basis for any remaining or additional spaces. Please click on the Apply button at the top of the page to access our online admission application portal. Rolling admission applicants should understand there is no guarantee that a space will be available in the grade to which they seek entry.


All applicants:
The items listed below constitute the preliminary application.
    • 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:
The items listed below must be submitted in order for an application to be considered complete and reviewed for a decision.
  • 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!
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, notification dates are as follows:

 Grade Level  Notification*  Reply (by noon)
 PS & PK  February 25  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.

Applications completed after January 7 will be considered as part of the Rolling Admission round and decisions will be released as spaces allow after April 1.

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.