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Best of the Boro Spotlight on 2021 winners: Back to school

Want to set your child up for success? Looking to start a new rewarding career of your own? Queens residents voted these educational institutions the Best of the Boro for their academic rigor, expert faculty and track record of alumni achievement. Class will be in session soon, so register now! 

BEST PRE SCHOOL 

Community Nursery School – Church on the Hill 

A foundation for success is built early at The Church on the Hill Community Nursery School in Flushing. Church on the Hill offers a developmentally appropriate individualized and multi-cultural program, where children get to learn in a safe environment through hands-on experience. Your young ones are provided with a wide range of activities — such as manipulative and conceptual materials, block building, art, science, social studies, cooking, music and movement, among others that are geared to meet their needs and to reach their full potential. The school’s ultimate goal is to foster a non-competitive and nurturing atmosphere to help children develop a positive self-image. What more could a parent ask for? 167-07 35th Ave, Flushing (718) 539-0732 – cothcommunitynursery.com 

BEST TRADE SCHOOL 

Berk Trade & Business School 

For those looking to get into a specialized trade, a traditional college education may not be the most suitable investment. Berk Trade and Business School was founded in 1940 by Irving Berk to prepare students for careers in the electrical and plumbing trades without the aid of organized unions. This institution offers both 600 hour programs in electrical installation and comprehensive plumbing, and 100 hour programs in electrical wiring and plumbing maintenance. Berk Trade and Business School ‘s curricula are registered with the New York State Education Department, allowing students to receive certificates of completion and stand out in the job market. Train for a gratifying career in high demand at the top trade school in Queens. 33-09 Queens Blvd 2FL, Long Island City (718) 729-0909 – electricalplumbingcourse.com 

BEST COLLEGE 

Queens College 

Queens College continues its rich tradition of molding young minds into the leaders of tomorrow. Founded in 1937, this institution has students from more than 150 countries and is one of the most affordable public colleges in the nation. The liberal arts and sciences school boasts its state-of-the-art computer and science laboratories, a spectacular music building and the six-story Rosenthal Library. Queens College is ranked among the leading schools in America for student achievement and its academic programs. It offers four major areas of study: Arts and Humanities, Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, the Social Sciences and Education. The school is also committed to sustainability, earning them a spot on Princeton Review’s list of green colleges. 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing (718) 997-5000 – qc.cuny.edu 

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL 

Holy Cross High School

Holy Cross High School in Flushing educates the hearts and minds of young people following the educational and spiritual vision of Blessed Father Basil Moreau. Holy Cross embraces students who reflect social and economic diversity with open arms. The school strives to instill each student with a desire to identify and develop God-given talents while pursuing excellence in all endeavors. The faculty is dedicated to the spiritual development of young people who are moral, courageous and of service to others. It recognizes that a student’s education and development are reinforced by active participation in the school, the community, and places of worship. Through the integration of the spiritual and human potential, students at Holy Cross High School receive a outstanding education while embracing the eternal God. 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd, Flushing (718) 886-7250 – 

holycrosshs.org 

2022 VOTING IS NOW OPEN! 

Vote every day through November 11thfor your favorite businesses and people in the 2022 Bethpage Best of the Boro program. 

Step 1: Visit bestof.qns.com 

Step 2: Click “Vote Now” 

Step 3: Click on a section, scroll down to a category, and click the VOTE button next to your favorite person or company 

Step 4: Register with your email address and name 

Step 5: Keep voting for your favorites in all categories, from Restaurants to Arts and Entertainment To find all other 2021 Bethpage Best of the Boro winners 

head to bestof.qns.com or call 718-260-2554 with any questions. 

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