Montessori Magnet School
65 Tremont St.,
Albany, NY 12205 (click here for directions)
Principal: Malik A.
New principal appointed
Malik A. Jones, a highly regarded
teacher in the City School District of Albany since
2006, is the new principal at Montessori Magnet School.
Jones (pictured at right),
was a teacher on special
assignment at Albany High School. He replaces Ken Lein as
Montessori’s principal; Lein has
a new position within the district as an
instructional leadership director.
The Board of Education approved Jones’
appointment at its meeting Sept. 19.
Jones has worked at Albany High for
the past year, managing discipline in two academies
(Discovery and Leadership) for half of the school’s
2,200 students. His work includes frequent daily
interactions with students to address their needs and
concerns. He also was a coordinator for Albany High’s
summer-school program this year.
Prior to moving to Albany High at the
start of the 2012-13 school year, Jones was a fifth- and
sixth-grade teacher at North Albany Academy. He earned a
bachelor’s degree in history from Siena College in 2002,
a master’s in childhood education from Sage Graduate
School in 2005 and a certificate in educational
leadership from The College of St. Rose in March.
of three magnet schools in the City School District of
Albany, the mission of Montessori Magnet School is to
create and support the development of a responsible,
culturally diverse community of individual learners
through diligent work in and adherence to the Montessori
philosophy and method. The school began in 1993 and for
12 years was located in the former Cathedral Academy
near Lincoln Park. In 2005, the school moved to its
current home -- a new building in Westland Hills
equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
For more information about the
program and application process, please contact the
district's Magnet Office at 475-6551.
Building opens: 7:35 a.m.
Breakfast begins: 7:40 a.m.
School day begins: 8 a.m.
School day ends: 2:30 p.m.
After-school child care ends:
prekindergarten and kindergarten
public Montessori School in the Capital District
An environmental focus that is
student directed (with recycling, gardening, waste
reduction and composting programs)
Monday, Dec. 23-Friday, Jan. 3
Monday, Jan. 6 -- Building
Leadership Team meeting, 3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16 -- MCC
meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 20 -- Martin
Luther King Jr. Day, no school
Tuesday, Jan. 21 -- Magnet
Elementary School Open House, 9:30 a.m.-1:30
p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 24 -- Second
Friday, Jan. 31 --
Superintendent's Conference Day, no school
Tuesday, Dec. 3 -- District
Spelling Bee, Hackett Middle School, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4-Friday, Dec. 6 --
Thursday, Dec. 12 -- Winter
Concert, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 13 --
Second-quarter interim marking period ends
Top teachers get Golden Apples -- The
City School District of Albany celebrated 15 top teachers Oct. 23 at
the 2013 Golden Apple Awards.
District launches new monthly TV program
The City School District
of Albany is launching a new monthly television
program on Channel Albany/Channel 18, one of the
city’s new public-access channels. The first edition
of “Capital Education” airs Tuesday, Oct. 15, at
7:30 p.m. (MORE)
School in the
news -- Fifth-grade teacher Jannine Walton
was among the educators interviewed for
an Oct. 16 Times Union
story about the state's Common Core Learning
School in the
news -- The front page of
the Oct. 11 TImes Union
included photos from the "Day in the Life of
the Hudson River" field trip fourth-grade students
enjoyed the previous day.
Absence from school
child is absent from school for any
reason, call 475-6675 during the
morning and provide a written excuse
when your child returns to school.