Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide all students with a high quality, comprehensive, and personalized education by incorporating the use of technology and research-based teaching styles into our academic program. Through our community service program, we aim to involve our students in the community around them and encourage them to become civic-minded people who are eager to support their community. As a small learning community, we hope to create a guidance program that fosters open and honest communication between students, their teachers, and their parents. Creating this communication “triad” helps us, as a school community, provide the best possible education for our students.

Our College Head-Start program enables highly motivated students to earn 10-15 college credits a year in the 11th and the 12th grade while fulfilling their High School graduation requirements through our partnerships with SUNY Albany, SUNY Farmingdale, CUNY College Now Program, as well as College Board Advanced Placement courses.

In an effort to minimize the barriers between High School and College, students are supported through our academically challenging curriculum, our free college courses, our college application and essays writing advisors and our college visits.

Students at R.F.K. are also required to complete 50 hours of community service/internship to optimize their chance of getting admitted to the college of their choice.

Principal’s Message

I am excited and truly honored to be the Principal of Robert F. Kennedy Community High School and be a member of this vibrant school community. I look forward every day to working with all members of our school community to carry on the mission of providing a strong education foundation that will enable our students to be lifelong learners as well as prepare them to be successful in life. Working together, I am confident that we will be able to provide our students with a truly challenging and enriching high school experience. A rich array of extra-curricular activities will further enhance the quality of what we are able to offer them. Being a small community high school ensures that we get to know all of our students. Those students who take advantage of what our school has to offer, often have a greater high school experience.

Please explore our school’s website. It contains many useful and valuable links and information. Included are links to our online student data management system, PupilPath. This system allows for students and parents to actively monitor progress. There are also links to school and district policies, school calendar, the PSAL, faculty emails, study guides and aids, and the latest school news, just to name a few.

As always, please feel free to reach out to our school to schedule a tour or visit, or if you need assistance.


Anthony Barbetta


Triborough Bridge named after RFK

Now that the Triborough Bridge has been renamed after former New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy, some city schools are teaching lessons about his life.

His daughter, Kerry Kennedy, made the announcement at the RFK Community High School in Flushing, Queens.

Cellphone Policy

Dear Parents,

In an effort to continue to ensure student safety at RFK and further align our school policy on electronic devices with NY State and NYC regulations, we will continue to implement the procedure of students turning in their electronics upon arrival into the school building. As was done in June during State Regents Exams, students will surrender all electronics (i.e., cell phones, I-pods, ear buds, headphones, MP3 players and any other communications devices) when they enter each morning through the cafeteria. At the conclusion of their programmed day students can return to the cafeteria to check-out their electronic devices as they exit the building. Any student found in possession of a cell phone or other electronic device during the school day will, in accordance with Chancellor's Regulation A-412, have it confiscated by administration, and be returned to the parent at the student's suspension conference.

All students have no been issued an RFK electronic devices card with their picture on it. Upon entering the building the devices must be turned off and placed in the provided zip-lock bag along with the new electronic device card. Students can show their regular school ID to the staff member when picking up their devices.

Our goal is for all students to be actively engaged in their education during school hours. Distractions and incidents caused by electronic devices takes away from that purpose. With everyone's cooperation we can help ensure that RFK remains a safe learning environment.

Thank you in advance for your support of this vital initiative.

Available Buses near RFK HS: Q25, Q34 (Kissena Blvd, Parsons Blvd) Q46 (Union Turnpike)