Applying to Kew-Forest

Accepting Applications for September 2023 Entry on a Rolling Basis


Priority Consideration for September 2023 entry: Applications submitted by the deadline for priority consideration - December 12, 2022 -  and complete by January 13 will be notified of our decisions as per the ISAAGNY calendar located to the right.

Rolling Admission for September 2023 entry: We continue to accept applications after December 12 for consideration in our Rolling Admission process. Rolling Admission decisions are released based on the availability of spaces once the priority round is concluded in mid March.


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
    • School administrator recommendation
    • School records release form
    • Report cards/school transcript
    • Graded writing sample
  • International Applicants:
    • International applicant supplement
    • English language assessment

Admission for 2022-2023 Mid-Year Entry

Mid-Year Admission for current school year: Applications for entry to the current school year (2022-2023) are no longer being considered. Applications may be submitted for September 2023 entry or for mid-year entry during the 2023-2024 school year. Please indicate your intended date of entry on the application.

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 12 and completed by January 13, 2023, notification dates are as follows:

 Grade Level  Notification*  Reply (by noon)
 PS & PK  March 2  March 9
 Kindergarten  February 9  February 16
 Grades 1-8  February 14  March 3
 Grades 9-12  March 1  March 16

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

Applications completed after January 13 will be considered as part of the Rolling Admission round and decisions will be released as spaces allow after April 1.

Age Requirements

Grade entering Age to start Date cut-off
Preschool 3 years old by September 1
Pre-K 4 years old by September 1
Kindergarten 5 years old by September 1
First grade
and above

based on last grade completed and K-F assessment variable

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.