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Albany School of Humanities


Arts Appreciation ~ Global Citizenship

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

Click here to download an application for the 2016-17 lottery


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

  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 15-Friday, Feb. 19 -- Winter Recess, no school
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 -- Black History Celebration, 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 26 -- PBIS Reteach!, 9 a.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 29
    • Deadline to apply for 2016-17 magnet-school lottery
  • Tuesday, March 1 -- Applications available for 2016-17 prekindergarten lottery
  • Wednesday, March 2 -- STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Fair, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 4 -- Third-quarter interim marking period ends
  • Tuesday, March 15 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 16 -- All-City Strings Concert, Hackett Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 19 -- New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Festival, Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 23 -- All-City Chorus Concert, Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 25 -- Good Friday, no school
  • Tuesday, March 29 -- Autism Spectrum Fair, Montessori Magnet School, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 30 -- All-City Band Concert, Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 31
    • Deadline to apply for 2016-17 prekindergarten lottery
    • PBIS Celebration, 8 a.m.
    • School musical dress rehearsal,  9-11 a.m.

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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