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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

  • New York state Blue Ribbon School of Excellence -- 1995

  • Teacher quality partnership with the University at Albany

  • After-school child care offered

Upcoming events

  • Friday, Oct. 2 -- First-quarter interim marking period ends

  • Friday, Oct. 9 -- Kindergarten Grandparent/Good Friend Day, 1-2 p.m.

  • Monday, Oct. 12 -- Columbus Day, no school

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13 -- School Picture Day

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

  • Friday, Oct. 30 -- PBIS Celebration, 8 a.m.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 -- Election Day -- vote on Albany High School renovation and reconstruction project

  • Thursday, Nov. 5 -- Family LIteracy Night, 6:30 p.m.

  • Friday, Nov. 6 -- First quarter ends

  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day, no school

  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 24 -- PBIS Celebration, 8 a.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25 -- Parent-Teacher Conference Day, no school for students

  • Thursday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving day, no school

  • Friday, Nov. 27 -- Thanksgiving recess, no school

News and information

  • 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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