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Queens Preparatory Academy

Queens Preparatory Academy is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Queens Preparatory Academy says

Queens Preparatory Academy (QPA) offers its students a challenging curriculum with an emphasis on math and science achievement. Our scholars engage in inquiry-based and project-based learning to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills as they tackle real-world problems in math, science and the humanities. Our Advisory program assists students in developing the academic, social and emotional skills that promote academic success.


College Advisory, College Tours, College Now Courses, Humanities, Financial Literacy, Pre-engineering, Robotics, Instructional Technology, MOUSE Squad, Digital Photography, Leadership & Mentorship Programs, Peer Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Extended Day Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Enrichment Courses, Summer Enrichment Placements, 3-year Talent Block: Visual Arts, School Band, Improv, Senior Internship, 9th Grade Leadership Development, Career and College Planning

Program Overview

Pre-Engineering: Basic training in the challenging courses related to the field of engineering; four years of math and science; exposure to the various opportunities in the engineering field and other math/science related fields.

Program Specialization: Science and Math

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 108

Admission Method: Limited unscreened


Buses: Q3, Q77, Q85

Trains: E, J, Z to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer; F to Jamaica 179th Street



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Queens students or residents who attend an information session
  • Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  • Then to Queens students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



77% of students graduate from Queens Preparatory Academy

Test Scores

1099 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 380
SAT Verbal 360
SAT Writing 359

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 441
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 133
10 109
11 94
12 105
Ungraded 1

Queens Preparatory Academy's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Queens Preparatory Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 18 : 1
Gender 56% Male / 44% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

69% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Queens Preparatory Academy.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 84%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 18 incidents of bullying last year at Queens Preparatory Academy, which equals 0.0453 incidents per student.


Brotherhood and Sisterhood Leadership Groups, MOUSE Squad, Peer Tutors, Peer Mediators, QPA Clubs, Community Service, Student Advisory Board, Improv Group, QPA School Band
  • Band
  • Community Service
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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