Queens, one of the five boroughs of New York City, was once known mainly as the location of the 1970s classic TV show All in the Family, starring the iconic Archie Bunker. Today's Queens is quite literally worlds away from this earlier stereotype. About half of its 2.2 million residents are foreign-born, and the borough is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the world. Some of its private schools, including Whitestone Academy and Windsor School, cater in part to international students with English as a Second Language programs that prepare foreign students to enter U.S. colleges. Other schools in the borough, such as the Kew Forest School and Garden School, are college-prep schools with lower tuitions than those of most private schools in Manhattan, and other schools, such as Summit and Lowell, educate special education students. Read more about private schools in Queens, New York.
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