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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

  • Monday, May 9-Friday, May 13 -- Jump Rope for Heart Week
  • Wednesday, May 11 -- Living Museum, noon
  • Thursday, May 12 -- Big Jump Rope for Heart
  • Tuesday, May 17
    • PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 20 -- Multicultural Celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 26-Tuesday, May 31 -- Memorial Day recess (includes three unused snow days), no school
  • Thursday, June 2 -- Spring Concerts, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (please note that this is a date change from the district calendar)
  • Monday, June 6 -- New York State science written exam, grade 4
  • Friday, June 10 -- Prekindergarten Blastoff, 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 14 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 15 -- Kindergarten Blastoff, 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 16 -- Field Day
  • Friday, June 17
    • Prekindergarten Moving Up, 10 a.m.
    • Field Day
  • Wednesday, June 22 -- Grade 6 Moving Up, 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 23 -- Early dismissal
  • Friday, June 24 -- Last day of school; early dismissal

News and information

  • 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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