General Questions

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

Financial Questions

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is your tuition?

    To see our current tuition and information about Tuition Assistance program, please visit our Affording Kew-Forest page.
  • Q. Are there other costs or fees?

    We aim to have our tuition be inclusive, so that families are not surprised by fees after enrolling.  Aside from academic year instruction and extracurricular activities, tuition covers the cost of snacks and lunch during the school days, books, field trips, and the K-F Parent Association fee.  Typically, the only other significant cost families will incur will be for uniforms.
  • Q. Do you offer different payment plans?

    Yes, we offer three standard plans: (A) Full payment by June 15th; (B) Sixty percent payment June 15th, forty percent balance due November 15th; and (C) Eight monthly payments, beginning June 15th.  For options B and C, there is a $150 administrative fee.
  • Q. How do I apply for Tuition Assistance? What factors are considered in determining the amount of assistance?

    We know that our full tuition is out of reach for many families.  If this is the case for you, please visit our Affording Kew-Forest page, where you can learn more about our Tuition Assistance (TA) program and submit your application.  The TA review process is holistic, considering many elements of a family’s financial circumstances in calculating what we believe each family can reasonably afford to contribute toward tuition.

Lower School Questions

List of 1 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is the age cutoff for entrance to each of your grades?

    Students applying to our preschool class must turn three before the school year begins in early September.  For all other grades, our birthday cutoff is October 22nd.  For example, a student applying to kindergarten must turn five by October 22nd of the year she starts with us.

Middle/Upper School Questions

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What are the standardized testing requirements for admission? (e.g. ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL)

    We recommend that Upper School applicants take either the ISEE or SSAT.  They are not required, but are helpful in the admission and course placement process.  We do not require the TOEFL for international applicants, though it also helps in course placement, in the event that the student enrolls with us.
  • Q. What are some colleges and universities that your graduates have matriculated to in the last three years?

    Adelphi University
    Amherst College
    Baylor University
    Baruch College
    Binghamton University
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Bucknell University
    Buffalo University
    City College of New York
    Colgate University
    Connecticut College
    Drexel University
    Emory University
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Fordham University
    Hofstra University
    Hunter College
    Ithaca College
    Johns Hopkins University
    Lehigh University
    Loyola Marymount University
    Marymount Manhattan College
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Purchase College
    Rutgers University
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Skidmore College
    St. John's University
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    Stony Brook University
    Swarthmore College
    Temple University
    Trinity College
    University at Albany
    University of California – Santa Barbara
    University of California – Davis
    University of California – Irvine
    University of Connecticut
    University of Illinois at Champagne
    University of Massachusetts at Boston
    University of New Hampshire
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    University of San Francisco
    University of Vermont
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Wheaton College
  • Q. What AP courses are offered?

    2019-20 School Year, we offer AP Studio Art, Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Biology, AP Physics 2, AP US History, AP US Government & Politics, AP World History, and AP Spanish.
  • Q. What clubs and sports do you offer?

    We have Chess Club, Debate Club, Fashion Club, Centennial Cookbook Club, Peer Partners, Karaoke Club, Cultural Diversity Club, LGBTQ+Awareness Club, the Blotter, Kaleidoscope Club, Student Council, Mock Trial, Debate Club, Computer Science club, AMC (one for Middle School and one for Upper School), drama club, Mock Trial (US only), Model UN (US Only) and The Forester.
    If students want to start their own club, they can do that through an application process. 

    We offer soccer, volleyball, crosscountry, tennis, basketball, swimming, track, archery, badminton, fencing, etc. 

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.