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Inspiring tudents to Achieve...

The Kew-Forest School provides a challenging college-preparatory curriculum from Early Childhood (age 3) through Grade 12.

Our students from six continents speak more than 40 languages and represent the cultures, ethnicities, and religions of the world.

Recent graduates flourish and lead at such institutions as Penn, MIT, NYU, Brown, Northwestern, Tulane, Harvard, and Duke.

The Kew-Forest School is an oasis of civility, a safe place to grow and strive while surrounded by Faculty care and concern.

With low studentFaculty ratios, each student is known and treasured. Early Childhood — 6:1 Lower School — 8:1 Upper School — 7.5:1

Nearly 27% of our students receive over $1,000,000 annually in need-based financial aid. Average award: Over $16,000

We are a community of connection and involvement where Faculty, administration, parents, and students collaborate for success.

The Kew-Forest School Is Designed In Its every Detail to Inspire…and to Provide Students Skills for Success. With an experienced and gifted Faculty, Kew-Forest creates a warm community of educators and learners characterized by respect, high expectations, hard work, and progress. Our core curriculum emphasizes

Early Childhood Development

“the six C’s”: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Character, Collaboration, and Cosmopolitanism.

Kew-Forest sparks a love of learning from the earliest years in its ECD program, where 3 and 4 year olds come together in a self-paced model of differentiated learning. Hands-on materials promote skills and early independence in a specially-designed classroom that responds to the individual needs of each child’s abilities. Healthy socialization is a natural outgrowth of the community experience. Faculty facilitate key experiences, constantly monitoring progress through a carefully-developed educational sequence provided by this “trio of teachers”—the community of students, the materialsrich classroom environment, and educational professionals.

Lower chool All of the work of our Lower School develops creative critical thinkers who collaborate, care deeply for one another, and communicate well.

The building blocks of reading,

Effective writing, public speak-

writing, and arithmetic lead to

ing, and use of technology form

research, problem-solving,

foundations for lifelong

and project design as the

success, while dedicated

students lead, team, and

instruction in art, music, world


language, library, and sport, health, and wellness challenges, engages, and enriches.

Finally, our Lower School is characterized by integrity, empathy, and compassion, and by an appreciation for inclusivity and diversity in our global society.

Middle chool Students develop special bonds with teacher mentors who help them make good decisions, persevere through challenge, and achieve.

Middle School is a time of wonder and vulnerability. Part-cocoon, part-challenge, our Middle School helps students try on adult roles through leadership in clubs, sports, activities, and community service while giving the tools to take ever-greater responsibility for their own learning.

As workloads increase, we ask our young adolescents to be problem solvers and active participants in their own learning. A dedicated English as a Second Language Program (ESL) helps non-native speakers achieve.

Students develop a moral compass by taking on responsibility for younger students, participating in community outreach, and being held accountable for their actions in a community where grace, courtesy, and civility are bywords.

Upper chool In the last four years of Upper School, course work expands to college-level Advanced Placement classes in almost every curricular area. Instruction is increasingly Socratic.

With Faculty mentoring and support, students learn how to balance the demands of academics, sport, clubs, service, peers, and home, setting priorities and achieving goals by making tough choices and pushing their limits with optimism and grit.

A highly-personalized four-year college counseling process builds student confidence and leads to college admission and success.

Our oldest students connect to the rest of the School, modeling moral behavior, providing leadership, and setting the tone for the entire school community.

Discover for Yourself ‌We would love to meet you and discuss your child’s educational future with you.

Please call 718.268.4667 or e-mail to learn more or to schedule a visit.

Inspiring tudents to Achieve . . . “Kew-Forest is the hidden gem of New York independent schools. The faculty is the most dedicated I have ever encountered, and the environment is positive, healthy and wholesome. What a breath of fresh air!” - Gina Lipton, Mother of Sara ‘18

“I owe a great deal to the education I received at K-F. What made the school remarkable was the intense focus on the basics—few bells or whistles, either in terms of course selection or facilities or extracurriculars, but a rigorous education in English, Latin, history, science, and math. I have found few people, at Harvard or elsewhere, who had such a solid grounding as I did.” - David Kessler ‘00

“I look forward to coming to Kew-Forest every day!” - Sidney ‘21

. . . ince 1918 To schedule a visit or learn more about the tradition of excellence at the Kew-Forest School, please call 718-268-4667 or e-mail We also invite you to explore the many resources available at 119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6143

The Kew-Forest School is incorporated not-for-profit in the State of New York and is tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the Internal Revenue Service. Gifts to the School are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. The Kew-Forest School does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation in the administration of its admissions, employment or educational programs or policies. The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New York State Association of Independent Schools, and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation and is approved by the New York State Department of Education. K-F is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Secondary School Admission Test Board.

The Kew-Forest School Admissions Brochure  
The Kew-Forest School Admissions Brochure  

Admissions Brochure for The Kew-Forest School located in Forest Hills, New York.