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Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

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Lincoln Park

Albany, NY 12202

Phone: 475-6875

Fax: 475-6877

Web site: http://toasttimberwolves.wix.com/toast


Teresa Brown, Principal

E-mail: tbrown@albany.k12.ny.us


About Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology

The school we know as Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) was built in 1954 as Public School 24. Its namesake is Thomas O'Brien, who served as principal at P.S. 24 more than 100 years ago. He died in 1921 at the age of 72, and the school was named after him when it became at magnet school in 1990. The original P.S. 24 was built in 1893 and located just a few blocks north of the current school on the Delaware Avenue plot of land where the Boys and Girls Club of Albany now stands.


The TOAST building reopened in January 2010 following a complete renovation. It now features state-of-the-art computers and technology in every classroom and throughout the building.


We are proud to be able to provide a range of programs and services to take care of our children's academic needs as well as provide health and wellness services onsite. These services include mobile dental health services through our partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.


Click here for more information about the district's magnet schools, or call the Magnet Office at 475-6551.


School times

  • Building opens: 7:30 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 7:30 a.m.

  • School day begins: 8 a.m.

  • School day ends: 2:30 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 6 p.m.

Points of distinction

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, Aug. 31 -- Ice Cream Social, 4-6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6 -- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

  • Thursday, Sept. 8 -- PBIS meeting, 2:45 p.m.

  • Monday, Sept. 12 -- Building Leadership Team meeting, 2:45 p.m.

  • Monday, Sept. 19 -- PTA meeting, 6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 -- Dads Take Your Child to School Day, Dads' Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.

  • Sunday, Sept. 25 -- Falcon 5K and Fun Run, Washington Park

    • 5K Race, 9:30 a.m.

    • Fun Run, 10:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, Sept. 29 -- Open House, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, Sept. 30 -- First-quarter interim marking period ends

News and information

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Absence from school

If your child is absent for any reason, call the school nurse at 475-6875 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school. 


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