My son was transferred to Kew Forest School last year. As an teenage, he was very nerves being put into a new school as an junior. But the faculties and students there are the best, my son was quickly to become comfortable in this warm caring environment with a highly intellectual curriculum. For us as parents, the small class size and responsive of the teachers are making huge differences comparing what we experienced before come to Kew Forest School. Considering the size of the school, it’s amazing to see so much resources provided to students, like AP classes and club and sports activities, plus the active and earlier engagement of the college consoling. In addition, the school are very accommodate to individual needs to the students. For my son’s case, he is very advanced in academics, so the school were able to let him to take some more advanced courses together with seniors.
It cannot get better than Kew Forest. If you have Chosen this school - you have arrived. My son will soon enter his second year at KF and I was confused between Kf and unis as he got into both. I haven't regretted my decision and thank my lucky stars that we chose Kf.
The teachers, grounds, staff, administration, clerical staff and even parking lot attendants are involved with every child. The education surpasses anything I have seen. The discipline is excellent and my son has thrived. Each teacher wants to chat with you all the time as they have something funny to share with you about your child. This place is home. Love it.
We have been members of the KF community for 10 years. I have 3 children at the school all have attended since k. K-F is a small, diverse, nurturing, rigorous, creative, learning environment. Your child s gift will be found, recognized and developed at K-F. Every student has the opportunity to and expectation to participate academically, socially, in sports and in clubs. Because of the school s size, there is no opportunity for your child to get lost . KF partners with families to help develop great citizens and young adults. My oldest has been offered great opportunities in the High School Mock Trial, Model UN, & Tennis Team to name a few. I know that we will have a very personalized experience when we are ready to look at colleges and that not only will all of my children be prepared for college they will be carefully matched with a school best suited for them. I have always been impressed with K-F s college acceptances, but even more impressed with the School s ability to steer graduates toward their best fit. KF also has an active PA with lots of opportunities to help families connect. The biggest sign that KF works my kids are happy and thriving.
My 5th grader recently started KF and I can tell you it is worth the investment. My child is very engaged and enjoys going to school every day. He even looks forward to doing his homework because the content is so interesting and the teachers are so engaging. The teachers are experts in their content areas and also care deeply for the students. The school provides a warm caring environment and a highly intellectual curriculum that is intertwined in social activities. There is a strong sense of community here and everyone knows each other by name. The small class size and parent engagement is a quantum leap from what we experience in public school. I wish every child can have the experience of such an outstanding educational opportunity.
Kew Forest is an amazing school. This is the second year for my son and I only have great things to say about it. All staff from administration and the faculty to the nurse and headmaster are very approachable, caring and responsive to each child needs. They are very concerned with creating a safe and nurturing environment where children thrive and are challenged to give the best of themselves. The faculty provides such an individualized attention that they make sure that children receive extra help when needed. We could not be happier with Kew Forest. It has become a family, not only for my son but for us too.
This is such a wonderful community driven school that teaches kids to be kind, community service driven members of society. My children were challenged academically and all played sports and were part of activities such as Model UN (which is amazing there!), wrote and performed in plays, and learned how to balance school work with extracurriculars. The school has a very strong writing program that starts early and continues through 12th grade. The college acceptances are particularly impressive for a small school in Queens.
Kew Forest is a terrific school. Both my kids have been there since kindergarten. Here are some of the many things I appreciate about the school: 1. With small classes and a great faculty, the kids get plenty of individualized teacher attention. Kids don't get lost in the shuffle the way they can at the huge specialized high schools. The small size of the school also means that students can participate in virtually any activity, from sports teams, to the newspaper, to the musical groups, to Model UN. 2. The school's ethnic makeup is reflective of the broader Queens community -- a great advantage that KF has over Manhattan private schools. 3. The range of grade levels (pre-K through 12) means that the younger kids learn from the older ones, and the older ones feel a sense of responsibility to the younger ones.
This is our first year at Kew-Forest and I have to say, this is one of the best decisions my husband and I made when it comes to our child's education! Having first tried the public school system (District 26, "Blue Ribbon" school) for a number of years, I can see the big difference in my child's educational and social-emotional development. He is definitely much happier, responsible and motivated. The teachers, administration and staff are all professional, open and very much invested in the students' education. Free from the dictates of the NY state education (i.e., constant test preps, Core Curriculum), the teachers can truly focus on actually teaching the children. We also checked out the other private schools but Kew-Forest emerged as the clear winner. If you take a tour of K-F, you will see what I mean. The only regret we have is that we did not enroll our child sooner.
This is our 4th year at Kew-Forest and we couldn't be more pleased that we found this local treasure and joined the school family! The environment is warm and welcoming--the small size ensures that each child feels known and valued. Teachers are able to provide very individual attention to customize the learning experience. Parents are treated like respected partners and advocates. The Parent Association is active and vibrant, and open to all. Communication and access is easy with faculty and the PA. Given its independence from state mandates, the school is able to enrich the learning experience with ample art, music, technology, Spanish, and gym time (multiple times a week for each). Each year the school is improved--both the building/grounds and also the offerings. I'm amazed at the evolution even in 4 years. The highest compliment of course is the extent to which my child has flourished and grown over her time at the school. Her reading, writing, critical thinking, observations of the world, appreciation of science, art and music--have grown tremendously. If you're considering the school, do take a tour and see the magic for yourself!
My second grader son says..."mom I don't like the Kew Forest, I love it!" The entire team is awesome and my son is not just getting academics, he's becoming super conscientious. He's well taken care of and I have to worry about his food allergies because the staff is sensitive to his needs.