Our Mission

Queens Preparatory Academy (QPA) is dedicated to providing its scholars with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum within a stable, respectful, and caring support network. QPA is a learning organization where scholars are held to high standards and high expectations. It is a community where scholars are known as individuals and nurtured to achieve academic success. Our scholars are actively engaged in inquiry, problem solving, and reflection with a special emphasis on the mathematics and science disciplines. Our mission is to ensure that all scholars acquire the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to succeed in a challenging college program.



Important Info
About Our School

Located in the heart of Queens, New York, Queens Preparatory Academy serves students throughout Queens and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide students a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares and motivates them for higher learning. We hold our students to high standards, and we expect their best effort. Because we provide a nurturing and supportive environment, students can excel and achieve academic success.


Our Special Programs

Our school offers a wide array of programs designed to broaden student learning and promote academic excellence. We offer the following to students:

  • Math Enrichment
  • Chess, Band, Talent Art, Performance Arts
  • QPA Clubs
  • College Now Courses at York College
  • Our Hands Extended Day-9th grade
  • College Enrichment Program
  • College Tours
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Advisory Program that matches students with a mentor
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • PSAL Sports Teams

To see more of what we have to offer, please visit our School Programs page.


Bell Schedule
Period   Monday - Friday
1   8:10 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
2   8:57 a.m. – 9:42 a.m. 
3   9:44 a.m. – 10:33 a.m.
4   10:35 a.m. – 11:21 a.m.
5   11:23 a.m. – 12:09 p.m.
  12:11 p.m. – 12:57 p.m.
  12:59 p.m. – 1:44 p.m. Lunch
8   1:46 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.