Admissions for the 2019-20 academic year at Queens Paideia will commence as of September 4. We conduct rolling admissions, so as to signal commitment to those families who know QPS is their first choice. If you are interested in the 2018-19 year, please be in touch; we can sometimes accommodate late enrollments.

From September till early April, we schedule several Saturday open houses and regular weekday morning information sessions. If you would like to attend any of our events, or generally be notified about them, please contact us.

Upcoming:  FALL OPEN HOUSE — Saturday, SEPTEMBER 22, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Following your visit, the next step is to complete and send in an application, which requests current contact data and includes a parent questionnaire so that we can learn more about your child and your interest in Queens Paideia. We also ask that you have one of your child’s current instructors complete and mail in our instructor evaluation form. The application and instructor evaluation form can be downloaded at the links below.

Upon receipt of these materials, we may ask for any of the following:

An official school transcript from your child’s current school, forwarded to us directly from the school.

Optional: works by your child that may be relevant–writings, drawings, math work, and so forth.

We will then be in touch to schedule a time for your child to visit. If you have any questions, please contact us. 

Download QPS Application

Download QPS Current Instructor Evaluation (K-3rd grades)

Download QPS Current Instructor Evaluation (4th-8th grades)


Tuition is $10,000 per year, plus families typically make a charitable contribution of an additional $10,000 to the Mechner Foundation to support its work in educational innovation, which includes Queens Paideia School.

There is a $150 activity fee for all students for local field trips and special programs.