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.