Arbor Hill Elementary
1 Arbor Drive
Rosalind Gaines-Harrell, Principal
About Arbor Hill Elementary School
1973, Arbor Hill Elementary School is located on Arbor
Drive, across the street from Whitney M. Young Jr.
Health Center. A two-year project to renovate the
building was completed in September 2010 and students and families returned to Arbor Hill Elementary School's familiar 1 Arbor Drive
At the new
Arbor Hill Elementary,
students learn in a
modernized facility with new computers in every
classroom, walls and doors surrounding every classroom
(as opposed to the school's former open-classroom
layout), new computer and
science labs, a restored indoor atrium and a new heating and
Anti-bullying efforts at Arbor Hill -- Let's complete
the puzzle together
We invite you to
Hill Elementary School's anti-bullying website.
Bullying hurts people, and at Arbor
Hill Elementary we continue working toward making our
school a better place.
interactive website for students, parents and
teachers will help everyone in our school community to
understand the painful scars that are caused by bullies
as well as what we all can do to stop it.
Let’s complete the puzzle
Voluntary uniform policy
Full-day prekindergarten and
kindergarten programs offered
Before- and after-school child care
Recipient of Pathfinder Award for
Outstanding Educational Achievement
Located on extensive grounds
surrounded by beautiful landscaping
Tuesday, May 21
-- School budget vote.
Polls open 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Click here for more information.
10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 --
Unused snow day,
Friday, May 24 --
Monday, May 27
-- Memorial Day,
New York state written science exam for grade 4
Monday, June 3
Friday, June 14
-- Field Day
Monday, June 17
-- Assembly, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, June 18
-- Kindergarten Moving-Up Ceremony, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 19
-- Prekindergarten Moving-Up Ceremony, 10
Thursday, June 20
-- Half-day for all students
Thursday, June 20
-- Grade 6 Moving-Up Ceremony, 10
Friday, June 21
-- Last day of school (half-day
for all students). Have a great summer!
News and information
Arbor Hill Elementary celebrates
International Walk to School Day and the Safe Kids
Walk This Way initiative --
Austin the police horse,
Otto the auto, Willie the Whistle and a singing
safety educator brought important lessons to the
students at Arbor Hill Elementary School on Oct. 3
International Walk to School Day and the
Safe Kids Walk This Way initiative. The school
partnered with the Albany Police Department, the
Albany County Traffic Safety Education Program,
FedEx and the New York state departments of
Transportation and Motor Vehicles for a morning
assembly to help students learn how to be safe on
the way to and from school each day. The assembly
included two portable traffic crosswalk signals, and
Bill Van Alstyne with the county's Traffic Safety
Education Program and the Capital Region Safe Kids
Coalition led the students in fun songs that
emphasized the message of safety.
Click here to visit the City School District of
Albany's online Photo Gallery.
Absence from school
If your child is absent for school for
any reason, call the school at 475-6625 during the
morning and provide a written excuse when your child
returns to school.