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East-West School of International Studies

Overview written by the school: East-West is a small, inclusive 6-12 school guided by four pillars: Honor, Excellence, Curiosity, and Celebration. Students are expected to meet College Readiness Performance Standards on Regents exams, and to earn credit in Advanced Placement (AP) and College Now courses. Emphasis is placed on East Asian culture and every student completes a 3-4 year sequence of study in an East Asian language. Through our advisories and clubs, students flourish in a social setting that supports their needs. We are a College Bound Initiative school: Seniors and Juniors attend SAT- and college-prep classes, and parents receive individualized support throughout the college planning process. Our NEST program provides tailored support for students with autism.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 93% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 92% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 75% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 75% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86% 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
Code: Q82A
Program description: This program is for students who have a strong interest in studying an Asian language. Students accepted are placed in a three- or four- 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. Select "Ed-Opt Program" under the "Students" tab to submit.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 50
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 387
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 8
Seats 9 SWD: 3
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 54
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 18

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Online Admissions Activity


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): A-List SAT Prep, Advisory Program, Anime Club, Art Club, Board Games Club, College Trips, Color Wars, Drama Club, Girls Club, Girls Who Code Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Japanese Culture Club, Judo, Key Club, KPOP Dance, Lion Dancing, Model UN, NAACP, National Honor Society, Peer Tutoring, Photography Club, Pi 5, Recycle-a-Bike Club, School Newspaper, Story 2 College Essay Prep, Student Government, Summer in Japan, Ukulele Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Winter and Spring Concerts
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 649
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:20pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Japanese, Korean, Mandarin
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation; Uniform

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Flushing
Neighborhood: Flushing

School Number: Q237
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 407
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 lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q27, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q65

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College Bound Initiative with a dedicated full-time college counselor and many college trips

Many CUNY College Now courses are offered on site for free college credits after school and during the school day

Advisory and Service Learning Program

Electives include Judo, Robotics, Law, Theater, and Service Learning.

Annual international exchange activities including trips to China, Japan, and Korea. Our school hosts exchange students from Japan.

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