Dear Prospective Applicant Family,
We are delighted you have taken an interest in learning more about The Kew-Forest School.  Embodying the rich diversity of the Queens community, our families and staff collectively represent over 70 nationalities and speak over 30 heritage languages.  Students are exposed to different perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures simply by getting to know their peers and teachers, as well as through immersion in an inclusive curriculum.  At Kew-Forest, you will find that our community nurtures lifelong learners, our educators inspire young people, and our students support one another.
Our intentionally small size means that your child will be known deeply, cared for as an individual, and challenged to be their best self. Students enjoy close relationships with their peers and with the adults who form part of the school community. Within a safe and nurturing environment, students take risks, explore multiple interests, and grow into resilient and resourceful learners ready for promising futures!

Whether you are looking for a school for the 2024-2025 school year, or just familiarizing yourself with options for future entry, we are here to answer your questions and share our love of Kew-Forest with you.
We look forward to getting to know you and to sharing with you all that our close-knit community has to offer. 
The Kew-Forest School Admission's Office

NOTE - The Kew-Forest School is a candidate school* for the PYP and the MYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please contact:

Antoine Hart
Interim Director of Enrollment & Tuition Assistance

Lyla Eaton

Admission & International Student Coordinator

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.