Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School (29Q283)

143-10 Springfield Boulevard, Queens, NY 11413, Queens
Phone: 718-949-8405
Hours: 08:05am - 02:10pm
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Quality Snapshot:
Bus: Q3, Q77, Q85
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Program Details
Preparatory Academy for Writers (Q84A)

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Preparatory Academy for Writers (Q84A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

30 / 63 (0.48)
6 / 12 (0.50)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School is a 6th through 12th grade school committed to providing our students with a challenging curriculum with a focus on writing and publishing as well as a strong community of students and adults who support each other academically, socially and emotionally. Through our school's unique instructional model focused on reading, writing and discussing, students learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and be open to a wide range of ideas and experiences. With middle school students taking high school courses and high school students taking college courses, the Preparatory Academy for Writers supports our students in writing successful futures.

Academic Highlights: Through our partnership with College Now and York College, our students are able to earn college credits for free., Students also have the opportunity to join Liberty Partnership Program through Pace University for college readiness and college preparation.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, Extended Day, Health Center, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Math (College Course [Credited]), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Stunt
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling
Creative Writing Magazine Publication, Journalism and Newspaper, Digital Music Class Production, talent show, fashion show, and PAW Jam
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 59% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 61% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 11% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 15.70%
4-Year College 33.70%
Other Postsecondary 2.40%
Unknown 48.20%

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Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 50.00%
Female 50.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 4.20%
Black 80.40%
Hispanic 10.20%
White 1.80%
Other 3.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 38.90%
White 36.10%
Other 25.00%