Join Central Queens Academy (CQA), a growing charter middle school serving a multi-ethnic immigrant community. Located in Glendale and in Elmhurst, CQA enrolls a diverse student body that hails from all over the world. The mission of CQA is to prepare students for success in education, the workforce, and the community through a school that integrates literacy, standards-based academics, and culturally responsive support services. In 2016-2017, we serve about 400 students in grades 5 through 8.

Open Position: We are seeking a Director of Development who wants to help our school meet our ambitious growth plans. To apply, please email a resume and a cover letter to with the position of interest in the subject line.

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CQA is a tuition-free public charter middle school serving 400 students in grades 5-8. Our highly diverse school community and families reflect the extraordinary diversity of our home district, NYC School District 24, and traditional immigrant neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Woodside and Corona.CQA is the first charter school to serve the students and families of New York City’s “United Nations” district, Community School District 24, in Queens. CQA is one of the first charter schools to offer an admissions preference for English Language Learner students (ELLs).