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Open House Information and Newsletter


The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria
23-15 Newtown Avenue, Astoria, NY 11102 | 718-267-2839 |
For our TYWLS Astoria Admissions

Incoming 6th and 9th grade students*
*Due to our continuing 8th graders, we typically have very limited 9th grade seats.
Open to ALL students who would like to attend our school in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Our mission at TYWLS of Astoria is to create a community of confident and compassionate young women and fully prepare them for college.
Come learn about our core values!
Leadership Development
Health & Wellness
Early College & Career Readiness

Tuesday December 15th, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 19th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
Due to COVID-19, 2021-22 Admissions Guidelines are changing (including Screened criteria and process). For more information, see the NYC DOE websites for Middle School and High School Admissions. Admissions/MySchools is not open as of October 20, and families will have additional time to apply.

To be eligible for Admissions, families ARE ENCOURAGED to attend a virtual session with your child.
More information will be provided on admissions criteria (based on NYCDOE guidelines) on school website!
All students, including IEP and ENL students, are strongly encouraged to apply.

For any questions or topics you want addressed during this open house event, please add to THIS FORM.
What Can We Expect At this Virtual Event?
  • Principal’s vision for the school.
  • Our school’s philosophy and approach to mastery based instruction.
  • How our school handles digital and remote instruction.
  • How students are supported academically and socio-emotionally.
  • Meet some of our staff members!
  • Meet some of our students!
  • How our school supports students with disabilities and English language learners.
  • What makes TYWLS Astoria special.
  • What current students and parents have to say about our school.

For 6th grade admissions:

The middle school application deadline will be later than the traditional early December deadline. A more detailed timeline, including when the middle school application opens and closes, will be shared in the near future. Additionally, we understand there are many questions around how admissions methods will be implemented in this year’s process; we will be sharing information on that as we obtain clarity on this issue.

For 9th grade admissions:

The high school application is not yet open and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. Families will have additional time to apply.

Additional Information on Admissions from the Office of Student Enrollment

Admissions 2020-21:

Learn about high school and Specialized High Schools admissions!
Get the latest updates on our website.
  • Watch our new video series and stay tuned for future videos.
  • Read our 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide online. Printed copies will be available at middle schools by early November. Please note that some information in this guide—such as dates, deadlines, and event information—was accurate at the time of publication but is now being adjusted due to the impact of COVID-19.
  • Make an appointment with their current school counselor to discuss your plans for high school. School counselors are families’
    best resource and guide throughout the admissions process
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If you have questions, here is our contact information for school staff:
Thank you,
The High School Admissions Team
Office of Student Enrollment