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East-West School of International Studies

Overview paragraph: We are a small, inclusive school guided by four pillars: Honor, Excellence, Curiosity, and Celebration. Ninety-eight percent of our students go to college. Students engage in a college-bound academic program of Regents, AP, CUNY College Now courses, and study Chinese, Korean, or Japanese. We offer a robust after-school club culture supported by our student government. We encourage acts of kindness through Rachel's Challenge, an anti-bullying program. Our Parent Coordinator keeps parents informed through biweekly postcards, a newsletter, and First Fridays. Grades and progress reports are available online. Seniors attend college prep classes. Our NEST program provides significant individual support for students with autism.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 93% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 91% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 78% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 87% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 90% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: East-West School of International Studies for New Students
Code: Q82A
Program description: This program is for students who would have a strong interest in studying an Asian language. Students accepted are placed in a three-year sequence of either Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, or Korean. All of our language programs are targeted to non-native speakers. Applicants should follow the link on our school homepage at to submit a personal statement about their interest in East Asian culture.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 47
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 550
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 12
Seats 9 SWD: 6
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 59
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 10

Seats 10: Yes-8
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Online Admissions Activity


Extracurricular activities: Advisory Program, Art, Can You 24?, College Trips, Chinese Culture Club, Dance Club, Glee Club, GSA, Japanese Culture Club, Judo, Key Club, KPOP Dance, Leadership Trip to Korea, Model UN, Multicultural Night, NAACP, National Honor Society, NYPD Explorers Program, Peer Mediation, Peer Tutoring, Recycle-a-Bike Club, Student Government, School Newspaper, Summer in Japan, Talent Show, Yearbook Committee; Other clubs by student request
Psal Sports Boys: Basketball
Psal Sports Girls: Volleyball

School sports: Judo

Other info

Total students: 649
Start time: 8am
End time: 2:20pm
Grades 2018: 6 to 12
Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation; Uniform

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Flushing
Neighborhood: Flushing

School Number: Q237
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 7
Council district: 20
Census tract: 845
BIN: 4116436
BBL: 4051470001

About East-West School of International Studies


Address: 46-21 Colden Street, Flushing NY 11355
Latitude: 40.749545
Longitude: -73.822073
Phone number: 718-353-0009
Fax number: 718-353-3772
School email: [email protected]
Subway: N/A
Bus: Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q27, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q65

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College Bound Initiative with a dedicated full-time college counselor

CUNY College Now courses are offered on site for free college credits after school and on-campus at Queens College and LaGuardia Community College

Pre-Calculus; TEALS Computer Science classes; Regents in: Chemistry, Physics

Opportunities for study abroad (China, Japan, Korea)

Mighty Milers; Dance, Drama, Chorus; Judo

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