The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and nurture all students to be
responsible citizens, critical thinkers and lifelong learners to
successfully compete in the global community by providing an
academically rigorous and safe environment in partnership with parents,
students and the community.
The City School District of Albany is home
to award-winning public schools that have been recognized for excellence by the
state and federal governments, as well as national publications.
The district serves about 8,600
students in 15
schools: 11 elementary schools, two middle schools, one
prekindergarten-grade 8 school and one comprehensive high school. You
can find a complete directory in the
Our Schools section.
Nationally recognized Albany High School features four themed
academies, the prestigious International Baccalaureate program and the
largest selection of Advanced Placement courses in the Capital Region.
At the elementary level, the
district offers full-day prekindergarten at every school and at
several community locations, and outstanding school-choice options that
elementary schools, the
Dual-Language Program and open
enrollment options across the district.
For more information about enrollment, class size,
academic programs, magnet schools, food-service programs, athletics,
music and the arts, volunteer opportunities and much more, refer to the
Albany A-Z section of our site.
For a directory of phone numbers for district staff, including the office of
Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., please visit our
Contact Us section. You also can
download our organizational chart in .pdf format.