Acceptance Rate and Cutoff Scores
For ninth graders, three students out of 3,000 make it to QHSS, at an acceptance rate of 0.1%. These are very slim chances, and there are about 168 applicants per seat at QHSS. Let that sink in. If you are applying to QHSS, you must beat over 168 other students in order to gain admittance to the school. That might sound difficult or downright impossible, but it is definitely not. If you are a dedicated student, there is no doubt that you can get into QHSS and thrive there as a student.
With such a small class-size, teachers are able to afford extra attention to individual students, allowing for a more conducive learning experience. While the school does not have the largest selection of AP courses, students are still able to engage in advanced coursework due to the rigorous nature of the normal school curriculum as well as its connection with the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Students can take College Now courses at York College, with course offerings varying from year to year. The most common course offerings are Psychology, Sociology, Biology/Genetics, Nutrition & Health, Pre-Calculus, Cultural Diversity, and Computer Science. With such an extensive range of disciplines covered academically, students find themselves fulfilled, although they can supplement their learning with a number of other activities.
The school also has a number of science research clubs which encourage participation in the STEM field for all students. Some students go on to participate in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, which emphasizes the importance of searching for knowledge. There are many competitions that students can join at QHSS and beyond, allowing them to more clearly understand what it is that they hope to study in college.
An important club at the school is No Place for Hate, which emphasizes the importance of multiple perspectives on a high school campus. There are also a number of sports teams at QHSS. Girl’s teams include bowling and swimming. Boy’s teams include bowling, handball, swimming, and tennis. There are also NCAA cleared school sports like bowling, dance, handball, swimming, and tennis. It is important to remember that QHSS is small; rather than having a multitude of activities that no one is actually interested in, the school administration has opted to host student activities that are popular and wanted amongst the students. Activities are a crucial part of student life at Queens High School for the Sciences.
To get into Queens High School for the Sciences, you should maintain a strict regimen and study plan. The school is ranked so high for a reason, and it is not possible to get in without hard work and the best resources. We at Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center have over ten years of experience getting students like you into specialized high schools, including QHSS. We have the best tools for you, from our ultimate preparatory books to our effective SHSAT classes and masterful private tutors, we can support you on your journey to QHSS.