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Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Room 202

Who We Are

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The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria (TYWLS of Astoria) is a single sex New York City public school that was established in 2006 with about 80 students through the YWLN network. TYWLS of Astoria is part of an establishment that 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 postsecondary success. The school approaches learning in a dynamic, participatory fashion, encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning. We are a college bound initiative (CBI) school that holds middle and high school students. Our first graduating class was in 2013. We take great pride in the rigor of our curriculum, the quality of our instruction, and the performance of our students. TYWLS strives to instill in students a sense of self-efficiency and community responsibility, characteristics which will support them as they become the leaders of the next generation.  
 
TYWLS of Astoria has created a community of lifelong learners and has been working towards preparing low income and minority women from diverse backgrounds for college and other postsecondary experiences. TYWLS of Astoria is committed to nurturing the intellectual curiosity and creativity of young women and to address their developmental needs. The school community cultivates dynamic, participatory learning that enables students to experience great success at many levels, especially in the fields of math, science and technology. Students are supported to achieve their personal best in and out of  school. TYWLS of Astoria instills in our students a sense of community, responsibility and ethical principles of behavior that will help make them leaders of their generation, today and tomorrow. We also work with the families of our students to develop meaningful partnerships.

In the Press

AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award Featured Photo

AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award

TYWLS has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women's access to both AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles.
State of Our Schools: Students collect food to feed Brooklyn's hungry Featured Photo

State of Our Schools: Students collect food to feed Brooklyn's hungry

Eleventh Grade Leader Gabriela Mendoza who also participates in the Emerging Leaders for Social Justice Institute and was pretty busy this weekend. She volunteered to give food out to the good people of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and she made the news. We are incredibly proud of her hard work, compassion and dedication to her community. "She fearlessly and naturally stepped up and represented like the leader she is on behalf of ELSJI. "
2020 AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award Featured Photo

2020 AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

TYWLSA is proud to be a recipient of @CollegeBoard's Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles. Research shows that female students who take #APCSP in high school are more than 5x as likely to major in computer science in college.

At a Glance

  • 1:8 Teacher Student Ratio
  • 9 Sport Teams
  • Over 5 New Building Renovations
  • 93.7% College Acceptance
  • 97% of Teachers Have Advanced Degrees
  • 1.1M In Scholarships Earned by Students