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Albany School of Humanities


Arts Appreciation ~ Global Citizenship

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

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108 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12209(click here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6575
Fax: (518) 475-6577

Websites:     ASH Facebook page

ASH PTA Facebook page

ASH Twitter


Marie Culihan, Principal


Amy Irwin, Assistant 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

  • Monday, Feb. 19 - Friday, Feb. 23 -- Winter Recess, no school
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 -- ROAR Rally
  • Friday, March 2 -- Deadline to apply for the 2018-19 prekindergarten lottery
  • Saturday, March 3 -- Musical set building day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 7 -- All-City Chorus Concert, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10 -- Musical dress rehearsal, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 14
    • School musical, 9 a.m.
    • 2018-19 prekindergarten and magnet elementary school lotteries, Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 15 -- STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) Night, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 19 -- Registration begins for students selected in the 2018-19 prekindergarten and magnet-elementary school lotteries
  • Tuesday, March 20 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 21 -- All-City Band Concert, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 23 -- School musical, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 24
    • New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Festival, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • School musical, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 27 -- Autism Spectrum Fair, Montessori Magnet School, 5:30-7 p.m. (open to all Capital Region families living with autism spectrum disorder)
  • Wednesday, March 28 -- All-City Strings Concert, William S. Hackett Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 29 -- ROAR Rally
  • Friday, March 30 -- Good Friday, no school
  • Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6 -- Spring Recess, no school

2017-18 news and information

  • Welcome to the new school year!

Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6575 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.






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