Authorized by the State University of New York Charter Schools Institute, CQA opened in 2012 to serve the students and families living in and near Elmhurst, Queens, home to the nation’s most diverse zip code. Since then, we have grown to serve more than 400 students across grades 5-8 in two buildings. Our tuition-free, extended day program seeks to prepare each and every student for college.

Learn more about our people, values, approach and results.

View CQA’s 2018-2019 annual report.