• East-West article in the Forum

  • EWSIS Selected to Join Prestigious Hanban-Asia Society Confucius Classrooms Network - 12/27/2010

      School trip to learn about Chinese calligraphy and food   In recognition of its potential as a model Chinese language program for the U.S., strong local leadership, demonstrated commitment to international exchange and collaboration, and global vision for the future, the East-West School of International Studies has been accepted as a member of the second cohort of schools in the Hanban-Asia Society Confucius Classrooms Network. Along with a start-up cash award of $10,000, EWSIS will work to enhance their existing Chinese language program through unique opportunities such as being matched with partner schools in China and having students, teachers and administrators conduct exchanges and joint projects. They will also receive 1000 volumes of Chinese language learning materials. At this... Read More →
  • Guiding values and voices fortify community as EWSIS prepares to officially unveil school banners with local leaders - 12/22/2010

  • East-West Collects 1,500 Pounds of Food for City Harvest - 12/20/2010

      Students pack up donations to send to City Harvest   DECEMBER 20, 2010 - In just five days, the students and staff of the East-West School of International Studies collected 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food for City Harvest, in honor of Kids Can Help Week. Although it has grown quickly since it opened five years ago, there are only 586 students in this small 6-12 international studies school in Flushing, Queens. So how did they do it? The East-West School represents one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the United States. Students prepare for a career in an international world by supplementing their studies with proficiency in an Asian language.  Along with this global focus, community, one of the school’s core values, is what pulls the school together.... Read More →
  • Luis Ng in the Sunday New York Times - 5/30/10

    New York Times Awards College Scholarships for Six Students   EWSIS alumni, Luis Ng (Shi Giang Ng Tong) at far left, plans to attend City College. "...Shi Giang Ng Tong, 20, a student at the East-West School of International Studies in Flushing, Queens, is Chinese but was born in Colombia, and speaks Spanish, English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He came to the United States in September 2006 at the age of 16, speaking no English. In June, he will graduate as valedictorian of his class, with a 96.85 average, the highest in the school."