About Us

Queens Collegiate is a professional community of learners who are interested in international affairs.  We draw upon our diversity, knowledge, and experience to prepare leaders for the challenges of tomorrow.  Through an unwavering belief that all children can learn and succeed, a rigorous curriculum focusing on written and spoken communication, students will cultivate academic, social and leadership skill necessary for their success as leaders in college and beyond.  Queens Collegiate, in conjunction with families, corporations and community based organizations, will construct an environment where community, citizenship, culture, and emotional intelligence lead to life-long learning and success. 

We firmly believe that all students can and will achieve as long as the schools, families and community work together with the student.  As we use Backwards Design and Differentiated Instruction, as detailed by Wiggins, McTighe, and Tomlinson, we see increased academic success.  We will use these tools to personalize each child’s education, to ensure that they are on the path to success.

49 Responses to About Us

  1. Beverly Thompkins says:

    Do you have a reading list for 9th grade? Thank you

  2. Ms. Jaen says:

    Can you please tell me how often the students will have PE.

  3. Corey SMith says:

    hello… This is Corey! I go to this school. Well umm idk just wanted to tell yall that ummm………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….QC ROX

  4. Gagandeep Singh says:

    Hello, my name is Gagandeep Singh. I am a student from Queens Collegiate. I wanted to know why we aren’t getting a week off for the regents week? I know that we are not taking any regents, but still why can’t we take the week off? As our science teacher, Mrs. Daniel said that “we have to follow the department of education(D.O.E), We are not to follow are on our own policies.” So why cant we? This is highly unfair.

  5. parent says:

    why is this school called collegiate a college board High School? I know when a school’s name is changed like this one its usually due to the bad rep of the school. I do not want my child attending this school. Why is it considered college board are they giving students college credits?

  6. Hello Parent,
    We are a College Board School because we partnered with the College Board when designing and opening this school. We are not Jamaica HS renamed, rather we are a brand new school that worked in conjunction with the College Board to design a college preparatory program for all students. Student do have the ability to earn college credits in their junior and senior years through the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) courses and through CUNY’s College Now courses.

    • Parent says:

      Is this school a high standard school when it comes to scores?

      • Hi,
        I’m not sure I understand the question, but I’ll do my best. We do not look at scores for entry into Queens Collegiate, so we are not a screened school that requires high standards coming in. We do hold our students to the highest standards, and scaffold instruction appropriately so they can meet those standards. If you look here, you can see our most recent HS report card which shows our scores on the Regents. You’ll notice we don’t have an overall grade because we have not yet graduated a senior class. Our next report card will have a grade on it, as the class of 2012 is our first senior class.
        Please email or call if you have further questions.
        –Ms. Dubei

    • Rosie Ortiz says:

      Next year , I might go to this school, and i Just wanted to say;
      When I start next year @September do they give me a schedule , to know which classes i would be taking ?

      • jaimedubei says:

        Hi Rosie,
        Thanks for your comment. We do give you a schedule, and your advisor helps make sure you know where to find the classes. Hope to see you here next year!

  7. Hello My son will start school this September, and I would like to find out if I have to purchase all the attire from the school or I can go elsewhere to do so. Also when would be a good day for me to come in and purchase the school’s patche and others.

    • Hi Ms. Alli-Ramdass,
      I apologize for my delay in responding. You do not need to purchase all of the attire from the school, rather you can go to Old Navy, Sears or any other retailer that has clothing in white, khaki (tan), navy and royal blue. Please make sure not to get powder or Carolina blue as they are not part of the uniform. It is required though that your child purchase a gym T shirt either from Skip (our provider) or from the school, as it has QC’s logo screened on.

      Patches will be given to your child at orientation or on the first day. Each child gets 2 patches for free. Beyond that, patches are $5/patch and can be purchased in the main office any school day or during orientation.

  8. Micheal says:

    How many schools are in this building exactly?

  9. kelly says:

    i have a zero period (bummer) what time do i have to be in school?

  10. Katherine says:

    what time do freshmans have to be at school, if they didnt pick up there schedule, im really freaking out because i dont know what time to go in .

  11. Parent M says:

    My Daughter is starting at your school and i would like to know what courses and extracurricular activities does your school offer?

    • Hello! I’m not sure what grade your child is in, so I’ll answer for both 6th & 9th grade. Our 9th grade generally takes these courses in the 1st trimester, while the 6th grade is enrolled in these course offerings.

      As for extracurricular activities: Our HS has 22+ sports teams. The details of which sports are found at PSAL.org, under Jamaica HS. We share the sports teams with all schools on campus, and our students have had success on a number of those teams.

      The 6th grade will have CHAMPS sports beginning this year. We have applied for 2 sports for the Fall season. Once they are approved, we will announce the sports and open the teams.

      Clubs and enrichment clusters are beginning during the school day, near their lunch period. Our students just filled out surveys and club assignments will be posted at the school this week.

      Afterschool programs are in the works, although we are awaiting approval of funding for these programs. Cross your fingers that the state approves our application.

      For HS students, we also have the unique opportunity for CUNY College Now at Queensborough Community College. Interested HS students should see me or email queenscollegiate@gmail.com immediately, as the program begins shortly.

  12. Francisca says:

    I have a child currently in fifth grade. We are interested in learning more about your school. When will you be hosting your Open House?

    • Hi Francisca,
      Thank you for thinking of us. We are holding two open houses this year. Tuesday, Oct 19 from 6-8PM and Saturday, Oct 30 from 10-12noon. I hope that you are able to make one of these dates. If not, please email queenscollegiate@gmail.com and we can set up a mutually convenient time.
      Best,
      Mrs. Dubei

  13. kimberly says:

    Hello 🙂 ,
    I just got the acceptance letter to your school, and I would like to know more about your dress code.

  14. Jonathan says:

    Hi, i am thinking about transferring to QC for my junior year, and i would like to ask if QC associates with jamaica hs during the school day and outside of school ?

    • Hi Jonathan,

      Thanks for considering us. While most QC students do not have frequent associations with JHS students, there are a large number of QC students who have relatives, neighbors and friends at Jamaica HS. They do associate with each other. All of our sports teams and some creative after school programs are shared amongst all 4 high schools on campus, so interactions are much more positive there than negative.

      We currently do not have any scheduled classes during the school day that are shared amongst other schools. We have done collaborative classes in the past with some measure of success.

      • Hi Ms. Alli-Ramdass,

        It would be great to have a program to learn another language over the summer. Unfortunately we do not have such a program at this time. Edison HS does have a program for students who natively speak Hindi to learn to read and write in Hindi. This program can lead to high school and even potential college credit.

  15. Christal says:

    What extracurrlicur activities do you have? What sport’s do you have also?

  16. Christal says:

    What time do 6 graders have to reach to school for? The three schools that are in the building are they go schools??

  17. Sierra says:

    Hello 🙂 ,
    I received the high school acceptance letter for QC, but i would like to know if there are any summer orientations that I have to attend.

    • Hi Sierra,
      Welcome 🙂 If you are in 6th grade, your orientation is Sept 2 from 10-12noon. If you are in the 9th grade, your orientation is Sept 1 from 10-12noon. Hope to see you then!

  18. Valerie says:

    If i took the Earth Science Regents in 8th grade. Do I have to retake the class in 10th grade?

    • Congratulations on taking and passing Earth in the 8th grade! That’s quite an accomplishment. You will not take it again in the 10th grade. You’ll probably have chemistry or physics instead.

  19. TyQuel Bond says:

    hello principal Dubei i was wondering on orientation september 1st will we get our high school schedule .I want to know because i want to have everything right before my first day of school. our school schedule for class and things.. well please answer me ….

  20. nishi says:

    do you guys have multicultural day?

  21. zakayra says:

    Queens Collegiate is one of the best school to go to. So people who have childern in the fifth grade, have them apply here.

  22. kimberly says:

    how many gym and art credits do we have to have ?

  23. Danielle Greenwood-Carter says:

    Good Afternoon. My son received his acceptance letter to Queens Collegiate yesterday. I am so excited. He will be going to the 6th grade. What is the process in getting him registered and what information do I need to know regarding uniform and materials. Do this school has school bus that picks the kids up and take them home. Thank you very much for your cooperation and time.

    • Congratulations, Ms. Greenwood-Carter! We’re excited to have your son in our 6th grade. If you received a match letter, he will be automatically enrolled. We are sending out information packets to parents within the next week, and they will also be posted here for ease. The supplies list will be posted by July 15 for the 6th grade. We do have bussing. Ms. Downes (sdownes@schools.nyc.gov) can help register you for a local stop.
      Thank you so much! We look forward to meeting with you soon!
      Ms. Dubei

  24. Tanzel says:

    Hi,
    I will be attending QC for 9th grade in september and the package i received in the mail says that student orientation is on August 28 but it also says August 29. Can you let me know which dayit is please.

  25. Melinda Perez says:

    Hi, my daughter was accepted to start in Sept 2012. When will the supply list be available for the 6th grade.

  26. Lois Patrick says:

    Hi, Good Morniing,
    My son is in the 8th grade and i would like to know when he has to wear yellow for school.

    • jaimedubei says:

      Good morning, Ms. Patrick,
      We’ve postponed Spirit Week until our students all come back from the storm. We’ll announce it again. It will most likely be in the end of November or December.

  27. felicity says:

    hello, i am an 8th grade student who has recieved your acceptance letter to QC and yes i am very excited, i also have a question… i would like to know is there any after school activities that are mandated ?

    from: felicity colon 🙂

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