The Flushing International High School

School Information


144-80 Barclay Avenue, 3rd Floor
Flushing, NY 11355
Directions to School

School Principal: Lara Evangelista

Year Established: 2004

Phone: 718.463.2348

Fax: 718.463.3514

School website:

Enrollment: 409 students

Grades Served: 9-12

Free/Reduced Meals: 83%

Demographics: 57% Latino, 40% Asian, 1% White, 2% Black

School Partners

  • El Taller Latino Americano
  • UTOG 2-WAY Radio, Inc.
  • Abingdon Theatre Co.
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center(APEC)
  • Answer Coalition – Act Now to stop War & End Racism
  • The JCC in Manhattan
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Chinese Immigrant Services
  • Chinese-American Planning Council
  • CUNY Law School
  • Dangerous Mathematicians Boutique
  • Easy Espanol
  • Educational Video Center (EVC)
  • Hospital Audiences Inc. (HAI)
  • Human Rights First
  • Humanist Center of Cultures
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Jackson Heights Early Learning Center
  • Korea Society
  • Korean American Youth Foundation (KAYF)
  • Law Office of Mercedes S. Cano
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Little Shop of Crafts
  • Medgar Evers Preparatory School, Dept. of Education, NYC
  • New Visions for Public Schools/Fund for Teachers
  • New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation
  • New York Hall of Science
  • New York Hospital Queens
  • New York Immigration Coalition
  • New Youth Connections-Youth Communication
  • NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • PS 20
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Queens College(College Now Office)
  • Queens County District Attorney’s Office
  • Queens Theatre in the Park
  • Queens Zoo
  • SAYA!
  • Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer(SHARE)
  • The Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora
  • Terrapin Recovery Program
  • The Community Journal
  • The Latin American Workers Project Inc. (LAWP)
  • Theatre Development Fund
  • Urban Justice Center (UJC)
  • The Voelker Orth Museum: Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden
  • UnLocal
  • Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN)‘s Youth Channel
  • Y Gallery
  • EMJ Art Jewels LLC
  • YMCA, Flushing
  • Flushing Library
  • Elmhurst Hospital
  • New York State Youth Leadership Council
  • Queens Gazette
  • Witness
  • Deep Dish Television
  • Things Are Changing Media
  • NARAL Pro Choice NY’s teen outreach reproductive challenge, a peer education
  • Program
  • Free Arts NYC
  • Museum of American Finance
  • Keep a Child Alive
  • YMCA, Bayside
  • YMCA, Whitestone
  • AssemblyWoman Ellen Young’s Office
  • Bowne House Historical Society
  • YMCA- Beacon 189
  • Davidov and Davidov
  • New York Road Runners Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • Steinway Court Veterinarian
  • Animal Center of Queens

Lara Evangelista


Lara has been working for the New York City public schools for 15 years. Following her graduation from The New School, where she spent a year observing and student teaching at International High School at LaGuardia, Lara started working for The Brooklyn International High School as a Humanities teacher. Still in its early years of development, Lara worked collaboratively with other teachers to help develop BIHS’ project-based curriculum, internship program and portfolio assessment. At BIHS Lara served on the steering committee and SLT and was the advisor to the school’s student government.

Lara was a founding member of The Flushing International High School, along with founding Principal Joseph Luft. She served as a teacher and also helped to develop both its internship and College Now programs. She was named Assistant Principal in 2006, and served in that position until August 2011. Lara was appointed interim acting principal of Flushing International in September, 2011.

Lara graduated from Georgetown University in 1994 with a BS in Languages, and also holds a certificate in School Administration and Supervision from Hunter College.

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