Applying to Kew-Forest

The priority application deadline is Friday, December 15.

Applications submitted after December 15 will be considered as space allows. Please submit this
Inquiry Form with any questions you may have or call us at 718-268-4667.

Admission for 2023-2024 Mid-Year Entry

Mid-Year Admission for current school year: Applications for entry to the current school year (2023-2024) will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please indicate your intended date of entry on the application form. The actual start date will be confirmed by the school upon an offer of admission.


Priority Consideration for September 2024 entry: Applications submitted by the deadline for priority consideration - December 15, 2023 -  and complete by January 12, 2024 will be notified of our decisions as per the ISAAGNY calendar located to the right.

Rolling Admission for September 2024 entry: Applications submitted after December 15 will be considered on a rolling basis, as space allows, once priority notifications are released in February. Rolling admission applications submitted and completed by January 12 may be considered in the priority round.


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
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 completed by January 12, 2024, notification dates are as follows:

 Grade Level  Notification
 (no earlier than)*
 (no later than noon)
 PS & PK  February 29,
 10:00 a.m.
 March 7
 Kindergarten  February 8,
 10:00 a.m.
 February 15
 Grades 1-8  February 13,
 4:00 p.m.
 March 4
 Grades 9-12  February 23,
 4:00 p.m.
 March 14

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

Applications completed after January 12 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.