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Albany School of Humanities


Arts Appreciation ~ Global Citizenship

Prekindergarten-Grade 6


108 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12209(click here for directions)
Phone: 475-6575
Fax: 475-6577


C. Fred Engelhardt Jr., Principal



About Albany School of Humanities
One of three themed magnet schools in the City School District of Albany, the mission of Albany School of Humanities (ASH) is to educate all students to be lifelong learners, capable decision-makers and positive contributors to their community. The humanities approach provides students with an overview of diverse cultures. Students are taught using an innovative curriculum that incorporates the arts into daily teaching and learning activities.


For more information about ASH, other magnet programs and the application process, please contact the district's Magnet Office at 475-6551.


School times

  • Building opens and breakfast begins -- 7:40 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 8 a.m.

  • School day ends -- 2:30 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends -- 5:30 p.m.

Points of distinction

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten

  • Teacher quality partnership with the University at Albany

  • After-school child care offered

Upcoming events

  • Friday, May 19 -- Multicultural Celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Monday, May 22 -- Spring Concerts, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Monday, May 29 -- Memorial Day, no school

  • Wednesday, May 31 -- R.O.A.R Rally, 1:30 p.m.

  • Monday, June 5 -- NYS written science exam for students in grades 4 and 8

  • Tuesday, June 6 -- Field Day

  • Thursday, June 8 -- Field Day

  • Friday, June 9 -- Multicultural Celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 15 -- Pre-K Moving Up, 9 a.m.

  • Friday, June 16 -- Kindergarten Blastoff, 9:30 a.m.

  • Monday, June 19 -- R.O.A.R Rally, 1:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 20 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 22

    • Grade 6 Moving Up, 9 a.m.

    • Early dismissal, 11:45 a.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    • Early dismissal, 11:45 a.m.

    • Last day of school

News and information

  • State recognizes ASH sixth-grade teacher -- The New York State Board of Regents recognized popular Albany School of Humanities sixth-grade teacher Olaiya Curtis-Morris with the Helen Bach Moss Better Beginnings Award during the school’s Moving-Up Ceremony on June 23. Please visit our District News section to read more. Congratulations to Curtis-Morris on this well-deserved award!

  • Showtime for ASH students at Proctor's -- The Daily Gazette reported on the Albany School of Humanities (ASH) field trip to Proctor's Theater in Schenectady on Dec. 4 for a performance of "The Nutcracker" ballet.

  • Click here to visit the City School District of Albany's online Photo Gallery.

Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at 475-6575 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.






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