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Young Women's Leadership School, Queens (TYWLS)

Overview written by the school: The Young Women's Leadership School (TYWLS) nurtures the intellectual curiosity and creativity of young women by supporting the whole girl in order to maximize academic achievement, social-emotional well being, and post-secondary success. TYWLS-Queens is supported by Student Leadership Network and College Bound Initiative (CBI) to replicate the best practices of private and independent girls schools. TYWLS-Queens opened in 2005 as the third school in the network. TYWLS-Queens strives to instill in students a sense of self-efficacy and community responsibility; characteristics that will support them as they become the leaders of the next generation. TYWLS-Queens expects families to play an active role in their daughters' education.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 99.000001% (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: 92.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 77.999997% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 81.999999% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 87% 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: The Young Women's Leadership School, Queens
Code: Q89A

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 68
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 475
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 13
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 54
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4
Eligibility: Open only to Female-Identified students

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents


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): MS QCH Afterschool, Monday Funday, Music Lessons, Sewing Club, Fun With Robotics, Art Portfolio Club, Shining Stars, Modern Band, Math Club, Student Government, Muslim Student Association, SAT Prep, I AM ME, MS Science Honor Society, Cooking Club, Drop Everything And Read, Dreamers Alliance, Debate Team, Anime Club, HS Senior Activities Committee, HS Senior Yearbook Committee, HS Senior Fund Raising Committee, HS Prom Committee, HS Graduation Committee, HS Volleyball Club, MS Champs Fitness Club, MS Champs Track and Field, Step Club
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
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): HS Volleyball Club, MS Champs Fitness Club, MS Champs Track And Field, Step Club
Flag for female only school: 1
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 560
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:17pm

Final grades: 6 to 12

Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP United States History, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Research, AP Seminar
Additional info: College Trips,Dress Code,Extended Day Program,Extended Day Tutoring,Internships Available,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Uniform

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Briarwood-Jamaica Hills
Neighborhood: Briarwood-Jamaica Hills

School Number: Q680

Community board: 408
Council district: 24
Census tract: 236
BIN: 4207510
BBL: 4097070048

About Young Women's Leadership School, Queens (TYWLS)


Address: 150-91 87th Road, Jamaica NY 11432 (40.708409,-73.804166)
Latitude: 40.707527
Longitude: -73.806412
Phone number: 718-725-0402
Fax number: 718-725-0390
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: E, J, Z to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer; F to Parsons Blvd
Bus lines near the school: Q1, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, Q114, Q17, Q2, Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q25, Q3, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q4, Q40, Q41, Q42, Q43, Q44-SBS, Q5, Q54, Q56, Q6, Q65, Q76, Q77, Q8, Q83, Q84, Q85, Q9, X68

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Opportunity to take Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, U.S History, Seminar, Research, Seminar Women in Fairytales, Computer Science Principles, and college classes at Queens College, York College, LaGuardia Community College, and Monroe College.

Accelerated STEM courses offered to all students through core classes and electives. Electives include Technology, Psychology, Choir, Studio Art, Health Science, and American Legal System.

Free tutoring program every Tuesday and Saturdays six weeks prior to Regents examinations.

Students grades 9-12 have access to the full-time Director of College Counseling through the College Bound Initiative.

Students are instilled with a senses of community, and principles of responsible decision-making.

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