Kew-Forest School

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The Kew-Forest School
119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, NY 11375

Motto"Ad Summum"
FounderLouis D. Marriott
Head of schoolCarla Jantos MacMullen
GradesEarly Childhood Development (Pre-K)-Grade 12
EnrollmentApprox. 247
Color(s)Blue, Red
AccreditationNational Association of Independent Schools
YearbookThe Blotter
Tuition$14,800 ~ $39,750
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The Kew-Forest School is an independent, co-ed, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 12. The school was established in 1918 primarily for residents of Forest Hills and Kew Gardens, Queens, New York.

Notable graduates and alumni include Hank Azaria, Katharine Weber, Gideon Yago and Donald Trump.


Student Council[edit]

The Student Council candidates campaign, make speeches, debate, and then ultimately must be elected by popular vote. The Student Council meets on a weekly basis to bring ideas on how to enhance their school experience, as well as how to improve their community. The Student Council has a variety of responsibilities, ranging from School dances and events, to projects such as food drives and fund-raising efforts. They also participate in the Youth Services Opportunities Project, YSOP, an overnight community service event that allows students to help those in need.

Spirit Committee[edit]

Created under Student Council in 2014. Spirit Committee creates fun fundraising ideas for big events for the school. They create candy grams and spirit among many other fundraisers.

Mock Trial[edit]

The Mock Trial Team went to the State and City Finals in 1999, 2000, and 2001.

Model United Nations[edit]

Since the Model UN Club was founded 8 years ago, the school has been to over 15 conferences such as ILMUNC, RUMUN, JHUMUNC, and several more. There have been several 'Best Delegate' Awards given to Kew-Forest Students as well as Honorable Mentions and Verbal Commendations. The club is run by two club officers and one teacher.

Community Service[edit]

Kew-Forest requires all students in the Upper School, grades 7-12, to complete a designated amount of community service hours each year. Students are able to earn hours volunteering outside of school as well as through school-sponsored events. Seniors are required to complete community service hours for graduation.

The Forester[edit]

The school's publication which provides students with information about what is going on in the school and the community around, new events coming up, and stories about past events. The Forester is led by the Editor in Chief, who is helped by two co-editors. Currently, the Forester has approximately 30 students writing for it from grades 7 through 12.


The school from another angle
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Crew
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Fencing

Kew-Forest competes in the IPPSAL league and has won several championships over the past decade. Most notably, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team has won championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The Boys and Girls tennis teams both won championships in 2011 and 2012. The Varsity Soccer team also placed second in 2012 and won the championship in 2013. The Cross Country team has also won several events in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Other clubs[edit]

Kew-Forest offers a variety of after school clubs for the Upper School, including Poetry Writing, Book Club, and Foreign Language club.

The Lower School has a structured AfterCare Program where students can stay at school til 6pm. Students are supervised by school administration and teachers who administer a daily snack, help with homework, and entertain the students until they are picked up. The Lower School students can also register for after-school Mini-Courses at an additional fee, which are offered on a rotating basis throughout the year. Mini-Courses include activities such as chess, band, Lego building, soccer, tennis, and chorus.

Academic divisions[edit]

A school tradition is to paint a mural on a wall facing the playground that lasts the whole year. This 2008 mural is themed on the board game Monopoly. The 1980 mural was themed on the Pink Floyd hit Another Brick in the Wall.

Kew-Forest has two distinct divisions for grades Early Childhood-6 (Lower) and grades 7-12 (Upper) with a division head for each.

Notable alumni[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°42′49″N 73°50′0″W / 40.71361°N 73.83333°W / 40.71361; -73.83333