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  • Silver Medal Awarded by US News Best High Schools in New York

    Click here to view link 2015 Academic Indicators National Rank: #2,339 College Readiness Index: 21.3 Mathematics Proficiency: 2.9 English Proficiency: 2.7 Student/Teacher Ratio: 18:1 Overview East-West School Of International Studies is ranked 208th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at East-West School Of International Studies is 28 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 96 percent. East-West School Of International Studies is 1 of 496 high schools in the New York City... Read More →
  • School Spotlight: East-West School of International Studies

    School Spotlight: East-West School of International Studies The East-West School of International Studies was founded in 2006 as a 6-12 school in Flushing, Queens. The school believes that the Asian language and arts, history, business opportunities, and technology hold significant interest for New York City students. For these students, Asian culture provides a unifying theme to their high school careers to motivate them for deeper studies and to keep them focused on graduating high school with a world view. East-West serves about 660 students, 67% of which are Asian and 25% Black or Latino. In 2014, 80.4% of their students enrolled in a... Read More →
  • Mandarin Chinese Grows Across New York City

    Mandarin Chinese Grows Across New York City     5.25.12 at 5:31pm Zeus Abdiwijaya, flickr Students of All Ages Tap Into the Language's Benefits In recent years, more and more New Yorker’s have picked up studying Mandarin Chinese. And those learning the language are as diverse as the city itself. But for all the students, the goal is to become proficient in the world’s most spoken language. The city’s interest in the language has created a competitive market for instruction, all the way down to Mandarin immersion programs catering to preschoolers. For the boys and girls at... Read More →
  • At Flushing school, fun with coding

    At Flushing school, fun with coding by Laura A. Shepherd, Chronicle Contributor | Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013 10:30 am Melanie Katz, a computer science teacher at the East-West School of International Studies in Flushing, wants her students to fill some of the million of unfilled computer jobs projected to exist in 2020. By then, the high school students she teaches will be around 23 years old, many of them new college graduates. Students Sheryl Varrichio, Omar Torres and Lin Zhao, students at East-West School of International Studies, try their hand at coding during National Computer Science Education Week. Hoping to inspire them, she had her students complete “An Hour of Code,” part of National Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 5 through 15. The event encourages young... Read More →
  • Changing The Stereotype of Computer Games

    In celebration of National Computer Science Education Week, over 560 students at the East-West School of International Studies participated in The Hour of Code.  The computer programming course was led by 27 East-West student teachers who are currently learning about coding through the Microsoft TEALS program, Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, which was developed by Kevin Wang, a Harvard educated Microsoft Engineer who noticed that while there was a great need for computer science education in our high schools, there were not enough teachers able to teach these courses. From left to right, Tingting Ye, Melanie Katz, TEALS Teacher, Elizabeth Choi, Yao Zhang, and Changchieh Liu.   Changchieh Liu, Yao Zhang, and Tingting Ye, all 11th graders, were selected to the TEALS program... Read More →

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