Queens Schools and Education Guide

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UPDATED JANUARY 2015: Search a list of preschools, private schools, public schools, tutors, and educational programs for children in Queens County, including Jamaica, Astoria, Corona, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Far Rockaway, Floral Park, and Kew Gardens, to help your student do better in academics and achieve better grades.


Educational Services 

FASTRACKIDS & JEI LEARNING CENTER 
98-00 62nd Drive , Rego Park - Park City
718-441-3762
Email jeinyc@yahoo.com

FasTracKids and JEI is the “best rated spot for learning” for students ages 3-12. Our programs complement skill levels necessary for students to achieve success. We offer proven programs that deliver results for realizing each student’s maximum potential. Whether it’s critical thinking, Gifted & Talented, math, reading, speech, leadership, summer camp, swimming lessons, preschool alternative, or enrichment in our 10 exciting subjects, we have the best programs for your child. Most importantly, we make learning fun! More than a million students participate in our programs worldwide each week. Enroll now and see for yourself!

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
35-30 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
718-358-7900

Huntington is your tutoring solution for students in grades K-12. At Huntington, our certified teachers will help your child achieve his or her academic goals. We offer tutoring in basic skills such as reading, vocabulary, phonics, spelling, math and study skills, as well as subject tutoring in high school math and science. We also work with students to prepare them for high-stakes tests including high school entrance exams, state tests, Advance Placement exams, and the SAT or ACT.

JEI LEARNING CENTERS 
200 -13 32nd Ave., Bayside
347-408-4098
256-10 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks 
718-347-3138 

Since 1977, our programs have helped children achieve academic success around the world. JEI has a scientific diagnostic system for children in pre-Kindergarten through ninth grade, pinpointing the missing links in learning and prescribing individual study programs based on specific needs. Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core standards. We offer multi-day preschool alternative programs. Our Lil’ Genius classes focus on creativity, collaboration, and communication in an interactive environment using touch-screen technology. Call for information on our registration and our new Brain Safari critical thinking program.

KENT PREP
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
718-423-5757

Kent Prep offers programs designed to guarantee proficiency with basic curriculum, to buy time for enrichment and acceleration. While targeting grade level NYS Common Core standards, it also uses premeditated pre-tests to gauge proficiency levels to avoid risking loss of motivation in teaching material that the students have already mastered. Various programs and schedules are available to meet academic enrichment and testing needs. Email info@kentprep.com or call 718-423-5757 for more information or to schedule an in-person consultation.

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160

The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted extraordinary teachers recruited from leading high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in the metropolitan area and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
43-17 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-747-MATH (6284)
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest Hills 
718-544-MATH (6284) 
Now Open at Laguardia Center 
43-32 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria 
718-726-MATH (6284)  

Mathnasium Learning Centers, with more than 450 locations in the U.S., as well as in 16 countries, offer math-only educational programs. In a relaxed, homework-free environment, Mathnasium is where kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. With personalized curricula, instant feedback, and proven, time-tested lesson plans designed by experienced instructors, Mathnasium guides students to develop and maintain the mathematics knowledge needed to succeed. Programs, including homework help and test prep, run year-round for kids of all ages!

NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
718-205-7508

We tutor kids in grades K-12. For the past six years, we have provided a quality education that helps kids excel in school. Our excellent, highly dedicated, and experienced tutors are very competent. We provide students with a foundation of education they can use throughout their life. We specialize in homework help and offer critical thinking and writing classes. We help improve skills in math, ELA, science, and social studies. We also have an intensive preparation program for ELA, math, and science citywide and statewide exams. We are highly recommended by various educators.

NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MAGNET SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT 28
718-759-4977
PS 160 Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of the Arts 
109-59 Inwood St., Jamaica 
PS 80 Thurgood Marshall Magnet School of Multimedia & Communication 
171-05 137 Ave., Jamaica 
PS 354 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Magnet Institute of Queens 
126-10 Bedell St., Jamaica

NYC School District 28 is awarded a Federal Magnet grant for The Thurgood Marshall Magnet School of Multimedia and Communication, PS 80; The Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of The Arts, PS 160; and The Magnet STEM Institute of Queens, PS 354. Each school is theme-based providing unique educational opportunities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, hands-on, project-based activities, service learning, and residency partnerships with cultural institutions. Applications are available now for all students entering grades K-5. Please call 718-759-4977 for more information.

POWER BRAIN TRAINING CENTER
43-01 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
718-224-1500
567 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset 
516-364-3413 

Power Brain Training Center helps your child create health, happiness, and optimal achievement by tapping into their full brain potential. Focus, confidence, creativity, and memory are enhanced through physical, emotional, and cognitive exercises, breathing techniques, visualization, guided imagery, and games. As PBTC’s motto says, “Healthy Body, Happy Heart, Power Brain, I Can Do It!” Call PBTC to schedule a free trial class or body and brain check-up. PBTC also offers classes and workshops for adults, parents, and the whole family.

Preschools 

LITTLE APPLE PRESCHOOL
213-54 35th Ave., Bayside
718-838-9243

We believe the best way to stimulate both cognitive and physical development is through play! We immerse our children in a creative curriculum that allows for active learning and discovery through art, music, dance, yoga, and nature. Our little ones get to explore tactile art, role-play, and sign language. We provide a soothing and comforting environment that they can trust and grow in as newborns through preschool. In 2015 we will be expanding our facility to accommodate current and new families, introducing a sensory gym, therapy room, after-school program, and two new classrooms.

Private Schools 

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, Great Neck
516-466-8422

Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998. We were founded with the aim of providing a high quality early childhood education based on the philosophy, methods, and techniques developed 100 years ago by educational pioneer and Nobel prize nominee Dr. Maria Montessori. Our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.

GARDEN SCHOOL 
33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights
718-335-6363

Garden School is a co-ed, fully-accredited independent school in Queens offering an excellent and affordable nursery through 12th-grade education within a supportive, welcoming community. Small classes allow talented faculty to partner with families, developing each student's academic potential and promoting confidence, character and success in college and beyond. Upper Division academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities are enhanced with college counseling and AP and honors courses. Secure facilities include a playground, library, gymnasium, art and music studios, computer and science labs, and swimming pool. Lunch and private bus transportation available.

Special Education

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900

The Vincent Smith School is a coeducational day school for students with learning disabilities in third-12th grades. The mission of the Vincent Smith School is dedicated to providing a small, supportive setting where we “Believe and Achieve…It is Okay to Learn Differently.” Through differentiated instruction, hands–on activities, and interdisciplinary instruction, students are provided with the necessary educational, emotional, and social support necessary for success.

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