About Q417

We are an open, welcoming, and culturally affirming community using robotics and challenge-based learning to empower students with the mindsets and skills to solve problems that matter.  Our graduates will engage in joyful and meaningful learning, think deeply and critically, and grow emotionally and socially.

Q417 is welcoming its first class in Fall 2022, and we look forward to growing by one class each year, until we will have grades 9-12 in Fall 2025.

We have been founded in close collaboration with NYC FIRST. Based on NYC FIRST’s extensive experience, we are committed to the school’s core components: robotics, advisory and capstone projects.

We will create new curricula within Humanities and STEM that integrate design thinking and challenge-based learning. We are excited to engage students in all aspects of the school including the evaluation of courses, the design of new offerings, and the outfitting of the space. Q417 is being launched in Long Island City, at 28-01 41st Ave. We are expecting to move into a newly constructed building in September 2025.