Young Women's Leadership School, Astoria (TYWLS) (30Q286)

23-15 Newtown Avenue, Queens, NY 11102, Queens
Phone: 718-267-2839
Hours: 8:00am - 2:30pm
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Quality Snapshot:
Subway: N, Q to 30 Av-Grand Av
Bus: M60-SBS, Q100, Q102, Q103, Q18, Q19, Q69
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The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria opened in 2006 as part of a national network of college prep schools for young women. TYWLS nurtures the intellectual curiosity and creativity of young women by supporting the whole girl in order to maximize academic achievement, social and emotional well-being, and postsecondary success. Our school is established to include advisory, rigorous STEM, humanities, and arts opportunities in a 21st century learning environment. The Young Women's Leadership Network supports our school with a wide range of leadership programs. The College Bound Initiative (CBI) provides college access support with a full-time CBI college counselor who guides each student through the college application process.

Academic Highlights: Students engage in an academically rigorous college prep course of study, with the opportunity to take Advanced Placement and College Now courses., Electives include Filmmaking, Drama, Musical Theater, Game Design, and Visual Art., Twenty-first century skills are embedded into a mastery based approach to grading with technology infused courses and a project based mindset., Eligible students participate in focused pathways such as Advanced Placement For All, and Algebra For All, Computer Science For All ( Software Engineering), Robotics and Digital Media., Mid-Year intensive courses that provide real-world learning and application, collaborative group work, and project-based instruction

Other Features: College Trips, Dress Code, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Uniform

School Features:

  • Female Only School
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Running Club, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga
Drama Club, Mathletes Team, GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance), Digital Dance, Asian Cultural Club, Anti-Racism Forum, Latinx Students Association; Muslim Students Association
The Young Women's Leadership School, Astoria(Q56A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Our school includes advisory, rigorous STEM, AP offerings, humanities, and arts (drama, theater, technology, digital media, film, robotics, and computer programming). We also provide afterschool enrichment including sports, tutoring, and dance. The College Bound Initiative (CBI) provides a full-time CBI college counselor who guides each student through the college application process through visits and trips.

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 Queens students or residents
  • (Group 3) 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 %
The Young Women's Leadership School, Astoria (Q56A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

164 / 68 (2.41)
35 / 13 (2.69)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 39% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 72% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 33% 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 8.00%
4-Year College 82.70%
Unknown 9.30%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 0.30%
Female 99.70%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 30.30%
Black 9.40%
Hispanic 40.30%
White 17.70%
Other 2.30%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 11.90%
Hispanic 14.30%
White 52.40%
Other 21.40%