Academics

Library

The Kew-Forest Library merges traditional library resources with digital information. The ECD-12 curriculum serves as the basis and launch pad for the program, which strives to meet the printed and technological needs of our 21st century students by offering online instructional methodologies and a diversified base of learning and teaching resources. Among the technology options frequently integrated into our curriculum at various grade levels are: PowerPoint presentations, web page designs, video streaming on-demand, text document creation, visual communicator, WebQuests, on-line forums, video conferencing, school blogging, and more. 

Our two Library Centers (one for each Division) serve as the dual-community “commons,” where students, faculty, and staff can engage in curriculum-integrated tasks, access digital information and resources, and enjoy a warm environment for reading print materials (there are over 8,000 books and 44 periodical subscriptions available), to do research or homework. In addition, students and staff members can check out an Apple iPad or MacBook computer or one of the new HP notebook computers in our Upper School Library. 

Staff Spotlight: Ms. Amy Perez, Library Director

Amy Perez started working in the after care program at Kew Forest 13 years ago, after working as a researcher at a private investigation firm and at various libraries. She was drawn to K-F because she liked the fact that its small environment meant that everyone knew and helped each other. She thought that Kew-Forest seemed like a little oasis of fun in the big city.
 
Ms. Perez believes that learning should be fun and can be done through play, especially with younger children and the robotics course. Her students’ purposeful play ignites passion, something she loves to see. As the ECD-grade 6 technology enrichment coordinator, she enjoys teaching her pupils that computers are a multi-purpose tool, as well as reminding them to balance technology with human skills and interaction. Her goals are to have fun learning with her students, as well as to instill a love of libraries and reading.
 
In addition to her regular teaching duties, Ms. Perez teaches an animation course at the Lower School every other year. Outside of school, she volunteers at her church and enjoys singing, quilting, playing violin, and of course, reading. She has an associate’s degree in fine arts, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in forensics psychology.

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Amy Perez at 718-268-4667 x111 aperez@kewforest.org 
Jay Lyon at 718-268-4667 x153 jlyon@kewforest.org 

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 Early Childhood Development (ECD) to 12th Grade.