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119-17 Union turnpike

Forest Hills, NY 11375

(718) 268-4667

Independent, Co-Ed, K-12

Head of School: Carla Jantos MacMullen

Head of Middle/Upper School: Tiffany D. Trotter

Head of Lower School: Karin Bernstein

Students: 227

Teachers: 45

Average Class Size: 14

Top 5 or Most Unique Extracurricular Activities: Model United Nations (UN), Mock Trial, Athletics, Community Service, Theatre

Open House Dates: VIRTUAL - Saturday, October 24, at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, at 8:30 a.m., and Saturday, December 12, at 1 p.m.; VIRTUAL INFO SESSIONS - Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. (Preschool-Grade 1), Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (Grades 2-5) and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (Grades 6-12)

Admissions Director: Sonia Diaz Tamayo (718) 268-4667,

Percent of Seniors Attending College: 100

Top 2020 Seniors Attending: Cornell University, Barnard College and Vassar College

Most 2020 Seniors Attending: The New School, Oberlin College and Fordham University

College Credit Courses: Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered in: Art and Design, Biology, Calculus BC, Computer Science Principles, Drawing, English Literature, Physics 2, Spanish Language, U.S. Government, U.S. History, and World History

Unique Academic Programs: Synchronous hybrid learning, and real-time instruction whether remote or in person.

Admissions Requirement: Kew-Forest is always looking for students who will contribute to the vibrant and collaborative environment in our classrooms. To assess suitability, applicants are asked to submit their academic records as well as to present themselves by way of an interview and a student statement. It is recommended students take either the SSAT or ISEE.

Financial Aid Requirements: Need-based tuition assistance to qualified families based on a review of the financial aid application submitted through FAST. Tuition assistance decisions are made separately from admissions decisions.

Percentage of Students on Academic Aid: 61

School Motto: Ad Summum (To the Top)

What makes Kew-Forest a Top High School? 1. Successful remote learning: Kew-Forest was uniquely prepared to pivot to remote learning in the spring and continues to innovate with synchronous hybrid teaching and learning.

2. The strength of faculty: In the remote environment and with changes to AP exams, scores of 4 or 5 were earned by nearly all AP students.

3. Ongoing faculty professional learning: Through the spring, June professional learning week, this summer, and August professional learning weeks, faculty has continued to refine their skills in remote and hybrid teaching and learning, positioning students for a successful year in the remote, hybrid, and in-person contexts.

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