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The Young Women’s Leadership School, Queens

Total students: 574
Grades: 6-12

The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS) of Queens was established to nurture the intellectual curiosity and creativity of young women by supporting the “whole girl” and her academic progress. Our school was founded on four pillars that drive all decisions: Leadership Development, High-Quality Opportunities for Young Women in STEM, Early
College and Career Awareness, and Health and Wellness. TYWLS educators are dedicated to providing their learners with an academic curriculum that is rigorous and supportive, successfully meeting the expectations of each pillar. While at TYWLS, families are guaranteed that their daughters will receive customized support by each teacher to make academic and social-emotional gains. All members of the TYWLS team work to replicate the best practices of private and independent girls schools.

2 cool things about TYWLS, Queens

  • In addition to our award-winning PSAL Track Team, the TYWLS Tigers, we have a wide variety of extracurricular and enrichment activities for our future leaders.
  • TYWLS offers an advisory course that focuses on positive decision making and goal setting, to ensure that all students are able to navigate through the challenges of our society while maintaining a college-ready status.

2 things you should know about coming here

  • TYWLS works diligently to engage all families. Parents are expected to be involved in the academic process and are encouraged to support school activities.
  • Students wear their uniforms proudly on a daily basis, to support unity and school pride.

How to get in

The school has a selective admissions policy with preference given to our continuing 8th grade students. Interested candidates from other schools can apply using the High School application process. Our Open House will be held on October 16, 2014. Consult the DOE High School Directory for more information.