FAQ's Inclusion, Inquiry, Responsibility

Below is a collection of Frequently asked questions. This list is not exhaustive but we hope it can answer some of your questions. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Jill Kaufman at jill@q300.org.

What are the school day's hours?

At the elementary school, students arrive to school no later than 8:20 a.m. Daily, students are dismissed at 2:40 p.m. At the middle school, students arrive to school no later than 8:50 a.m.  Daily, students are dismissed at 3:10 p.m

Can I visit Q300 for a tour?

At this time, we cannot accommodate visitors. However, we do host information sessions and open house each year. In the Fall, students who are eligible for our middle school spots will be invited to attend an information session. In April, students who are eligible to apply for our open elementary seats will be invited to open house and information session events.

Is Q300 two separate schools?

No, Q300 is one K-8 school that happens to be co-located at two different sites. If your child enrolls in our elementary school, your child has a guaranteed spot for our middle school.

How many classes are there and how many students in each class?

We have two classes of 28 students in each grade.

How much homework can I expect?

Kindergarten through second grade teachers assign mandatory, nightly reading (15-20 minutes). However, all other assigned homework is optional. From grades three to eight, expect 30 minutes to 80 minutes of homework per night. Add 10 minutes per grade. 

What is the school uniform?

Students wear black polo shirts and tan khaki bottoms.

How "progressive" is The 30th Avenue School?

Here is a list of some of the ways that we fit into the "progressive" school philosophy:

Emphasis on learning by doing – hands-on projects, expeditionary learning, experiential learning

Strong emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking 

Group work and development of social skills 

Understanding and action as the goals of learning as opposed to rote knowledge

Collaborative and cooperative learning projects 

Education for social responsibility 

Integration of community service and service learning projects into the curriculum 

Selection of subject content by looking forward to ask what skills will be needed in future society

De-emphasis on textbooks in favor of varied learning resources 

Emphasis on lifelong learning and social skills


Elementary Campus
28-37 29th Street, 4th Floor
Astoria, NY 11102
718.626.8502 (main) 718.626.8508(fax)
Middle School Campus
31-51 21st Street, 5th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11106
718.726.0501 (main) 718.726.0949 (fax)