Our School While students learn to work independently, they also learn to function as part of the Queens Paideia community. The wide age range of QPS’s students (5–17) encourages teamwork and mixed-age projects, and innumerable opportunities to learn how to get along with others. As one example, older students can experience the satisfaction of assisting or teaching younger ones, at the same time providing them with role models.
Some activities, like group meetings and project presentations, bring all of our students together in substantive ways. Music, movement, art, science, and myriad group activities further enrich their relationships. Students quickly become integrated into small, tight-knit social groups and form support systems in which every student feels safe.
Our Neighborhood At QPS, community refers not only to those inside the school walls but also to the surrounding community. Our staff and students work collaboratively with local artists, craftspeople, professionals, business owners, musicians, cultural leaders, and other contributors to the life and vitality of the community. Connections like these increase a child’s awareness of the world and how we can play an active part in it.