WHAT GUIDES US WHAT DRIVES US
MISSION AND VISION
Queens Preparatory Academy (QPA) is dedicated to providing its scholars with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum within a stable, respectful and caring support network. QPA is a learning organization where scholars are held to high expectations. It is a community where scholars are known as individuals and nurtured to achieve academic success. Our scholars are actively engaged in inquiry, problem solving and reflection with a special emphasis on the mathematics and science disciplines. Our mission is to ensure our scholars acquire the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to succeed in a challenging college program.
Our vision is through a student-centered learning approach such as problem-based learning, our scholars will acquire the 21st century skills of problem solving, inquiry, communication, collaboration and creativity and masterful knowledge of the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) to fully participate in our global community and our democracy.
OUR FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
We rest on seven founding principles that shape our school community:
- College Preparatory Instructional Program
- Distributed Counseling
- Dedicated Team of Teachers and Counselors
- Professional Development
- Extended School Day
- Parent Involvement
- Continuous improvement
Our 8 Core Values
We bend to our 8 Core Values to guide and drive our practices.
We understand and live the African proverb: “I am what I am because of what we all are".
We use our talents to help and serve our families, schools, and communities to create a more just society.
We aspire to achieve academic excellence.
We are honest in our words and practices and take responsibility of our actions.
We work diligently and consistently to raise the level of learning and performance.
We investigate and ask questions to solve problems and understand ourselves, each other, and the world.
We are aware and practice nurturing and support of others.
We exercise and maintain the best interest and welfare of each scholar.