Our neighborhood of Jackson Heights is a small tree-lined area in the northwestern portion of the New York City borough of Queens. Jackson Heights is approximately 4 blocks wide, from Northern Boulevard to Roosevelt Avenue, by 25 blocks long from the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) to Junction Boulevard.
The main zip code has one of the most diverse populations in the world with over 167 languages spoken. According to the 2010 United States census, the neighborhood has a population of 108,000.
Two pieces about Jackson Heights that recently appeared in the Real Estate section of the New York Times are below.
“Block by Block, Jackson Heights” A short film about Jackson Heights.
Getting to Garden School is easy. If you live nearby, you can walk—many of our students do. If you’re not within walking distance, which is also the case for many of our students, Garden School is located just a few blocks away from NYC buses and subways. Students who meet the city’s requirements regarding distance from home to school are eligible to receive Metrocards.
For families who prefer private transportation service, Garden has its own fleet of buses that offer safe and reliable door-to-door van service. Upon admission, families of students may contact us to discuss fees and schedules.
Some families also choose car-pooling or private taxi service for their children’s transportation needs.
How to get to the school
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Go to the Roosevelt Avenue/Jackson Heights station; exit near the intersection of 74th St. and Roosevelt Ave. As soon as you reach street level, walk toward 79th St. Turn left on 79th St. and walk down 3 long blocks toward Northern Boulevard (37th Ave., 35th Ave., and 34th Ave.). We are located on 79th St. between 34th Ave. and Northern Boulevard.
Go to the 82nd St/Jackson Heights station; exit near the intersection of 82nd St. and Roosevelt Ave. Continue north on 82nd St. to 34th Ave. Turn left on 34th Ave. Walk to 79th St. and turn right. We are midway down the street, on the left side.
From Long Island: Take the Grand Central Parkway to Exit 5 (Marine Air Terminal/Steinway Street). At the first light make a left turn and stay on this road until you come to Northern Boulevard. On Northern make a right turn and drive to 80th St. Make a left and go one block to 34th Ave. Make a right and go one block to 79th St. Make a right onto 79th St. We are midway down the street, on the left side. Click here to see a larger map.