Applying to Kew-Forest

We can't wait to learn all about you!
Applications received by December 15, 2020 and completed by January 11, 2021 will receive priority consideration for available openings. Decisions will be released as per the dates set forth by the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).

Applications submitted after December 15 and/or not completed by January 11, 2021 will be considered in our rolling admissions round, with decisions to be released as openings become available between April and the start of the school year. 

Applications for the school year currently in session are being accepted on  a limited, case-by-case basis for grades where an opening may be anticipated. Please contact Admission before submitting an application.

All applicants must submit the following materials:
  • Application for admission (online)
  • Application fee ($75 non-refundable)*
  • Parent statement
*Tuition Assistance Applicants: If the application fee presents a hardship,
please contact Admission for a fee waiver code.

Supplemental steps and documents vary by grade applying.
  • Preschool through Grade 5:
    • Parent Interview (Preschool-K)
    • Kew-Forest teacher assessment (TBD)
    • Teacher recommendation form
    • Supplemental teacher recommendation (optional)
    • Records release form & 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
Notification and Parent-Reply Dates:*
Grades Notification Date
(on or not before)
Parent Reply Date
(by 12:00 p.m. on)
Preschool-Pre-K on 02/25/2021 03/04/2021
Kindergarten on 02/04/2021 02/11/2021
Grades 1-8 not before 02/09/2021 03/02/2021
Grades 9-12 not before 02/26/2021 03/12/2021
*ISAAGNY dates subject to change.

The Kew-Forest School uses Ravenna, a web-based software, to collect applications. Once you click on the Apply button above you will be redirected to the Ravenna website where you will be asked to create an account (if you registered for an event, 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.

You will find step-by-step instructions and links to all required forms in the Ravenna portal. For more information on our school and academic programs, please click on the buttons to the right.

We look forward to working with you this admissions season!
If you have any questions or need further assistance,
please call or email the Office of Admission.

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.