Small school,

big dreams,

college ready.

Forte Prep builds academic strength, leadership, curiosity and voice in our young students so they can become the best versions of themselves.

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Our Mission

Through rigorous academics, quality instruction, and a positive culture of individual and collective responsibility, Forte Preparatory Academy Charter School equips all students in grades 5 through 8 to excel in college preparatory high schools and use their leadership and voice to change the world.


Our Programs

Our diverse academic program builds student ability and reinforces their understanding of the STRIVE values, which inform everything that we do.


Focus on the fundamentals

Literacy and math are at the heart of a world-class education, they enrich lives and open doors to college and opportunity, and are at the heart of Forte Prep’s curriculum.

joy, structure, and rigor

A structured and joyful school environment inspires all members of our community to work hard, be daring, take intellectual risks, and develop lifelong academic habits of success. 

Leaders for tomorrow

Character education supports students to develop authentic leadership through a dynamic focus on individual and collective responsibility, self-determination and community.

Performing arts & Digital literacy

We enrich our students through diverse arts & technology programs, expanding their world view and supporting academic success.


Our Community

Nestled in the corner of East Elmhurst, Queens, our school represents the best of what Queens has to offer. Learn more about what it means to be a Forte Prep student.


Our Impact (in our very first year!)



Students in 5th and 6th grade

Our students are:

  • 90% Latino

  • 90% qualify for free or reduced lunch

  • 20% students with special needs

  • 20% English as a new language



attendance rate

Our students come to school prepared to work hard and put themselves on a path to college and success in life.



commitment to growth

Our promise is that every student will grow significantly each year they are at Forte Prep.


Join us

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We begin enrollment for the 2019-20 school year in October! Please check back soon.

JOin our team

We are now recruiting our 2019-20 Forte Family Team. Help build the future in Queens.


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