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Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

  You know you’re going to have a great week when you’re already counting blessings on a Monday. Veteran's Day. Much of NYC—and its schools—is off today for Veteran’s Day. QPS does not close on this day because a day off that students don’t know anything about is...

Admissions Open House–October 5, 2019

Saturday October 5, 2019    /    10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. To attend, please email us.   QPS reaches for the most advanced resources and methods available and implements them to suit your child’s unique learning style and abilities.  6:1 student-to-teacher ratio Academic...

2019-2020: Meaning What?

2019-2020: Meaning What?

  Our recent Parent Orientation was an update for "stakeholders" (parents) about what the Staff of QPS thought about over the summer. We did not changed our curriculum or how we implement it, though we did make some tweaks to our systems and operations, as any...

A School Rooted in Learning Theory

A School Rooted in Learning Theory

  Over Memorial Day Weekend several Queens Paideia staff members decamped to Chicago to attend the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABAI) Conference. At this annual event, behavioral scientists, analysts, and other interested parties converge to share their...

Shakespeare in Queens

Shakespeare in Queens

  Yesterday: so very dreary, a day best and only spent indoors. Which we did, with our usual quotients of hard work and fun. But then, at 1:30 p.m., the most marvelous treat appeared at our door. It was fast, utterly delicious, and it wasn't GrubHub. It could...

Reading Aloud–Not Just for the Little Ones

Reading Aloud–Not Just for the Little Ones

Welcome to QPS’s mini screed re: the value of reading aloud to our students during school time and having them read aloud to us. Oh, and begging parents to do the same at home. Even when your kids already can read. There’s lots out there on the benefits of reading...

Project-Based Learning in Its Place

Project-based learning (PBL) is an educational experience in which a student engages in a hands-on, sort-of real-life project. These projects promote development of information and skills, transfer of skills, problem solving, collaborative know-how (group PBL),...

Harry Potter–So What?

Harry Potter–So What?

  Last Friday, Queens Paideia was overcome by Harry Potter fever. It’s a simple idea: run the day around HP-themed activities, tell the kids (and the staff) that they can wear costumes, and the rest is magic. So simple, so much fun, the kids will never forget it....

Practice, Practice, Practice — Indeed!

Practice, Practice, Practice — Indeed!

  We're really glad to see Angela Duckworth and Character Lab promoting some of the concepts we care about most--goal-setting, practice, and feedback. It even sounds a bit like fluency to us. Whereas repetition plus reward leads to automatic, effortless habits,...

Queens Learns–January 12, 2019

Queens Learns–January 12, 2019

The breaking news is that Queens Paideia is hosting a Winter Open House alongside our neighbors/partners (Sage Music, LICSB, Secret Theatre) and several other education/activity programs in the Court Square area. January 12, 1-5 p.m. at the LIC Art Center, 2nd floor...