Queens Paideia School
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|Queens Paideia School|
|44-02 23rd Street, Suite 214
Long Island City, New York 11101
|Director||Dr. Francis Mechner|
|Average class size||6 students|
The Queens Paideia School (QPS) is a progressive, independent school in Long Island City, Queens. Established in 2009, the school serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The school is a demonstration project with a goal of proving the Paideia model can be expanded and implemented economically while maintaining the 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
The Paideia approach originated in 1969 with psychologist Dr. Francis Mechner. His oversaw his first school, the Paideia School in Armonk, New York, from 1969 to 1974. The Queens Paideia School opened with approximately 10 students for the 2009-10 school year.
The school is a member of the Alternative Education Resource Organization.
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Queens Paideia School formulates individualized learning plans that map out what each student is ready to learn, should learn, and wants to learn. Students learn to take responsibility for achieving their chosen objectives. Teachers monitor their efforts and provide assistance with appropriate feedback and reinforcement. Each student's learning achievements are documented in a digital and physical portfolio that the student assists in building.
- Gustafson, Anna (2009-02-25). "Forest Hills school to open with different learning approach". Forest Hills Ledger.
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