Montessori Magnet School
45 Tremont St.,
Albany, NY 12205 (click here for directions)
Principal: Malik A.
New principal named for
The City School
District of Albany Board of Education has appointed John
C. Powell, an experienced elementary administrator and
teacher, as the new principal at Montessori Magnet
School. Powell will take over at the end of the current
school year for Malik Jones, who will begin his new role
as a co-principal at the district's new middle school at
50 North Lark St.
Powell came to
the district last fall as an assistant principal at
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School. Prior to that,
he spent 16 years in the Stillwater Central School
District, the majority of it at the elementary level.
He began his
career in Stillwater as an elementary teacher, and
advanced to serve as an elementary assistant principal
and later principal of Stillwater Elementary School. The
school, and the district in general, experienced strong
gains in student performance during his time as
He began his
professional career as a special education teacher in
South Glens Falls and at the Wildwood School in Latham. Powell
is certified as a school building leader, a special
education teacher and an elementary teacher.
Please welcome him to our school community when you have
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)
Last day of school
"STEAM" Fair draws more than 100 --
On March 1, more than 100 people turned out to
take part in Montessori Magnet School’s “STEAM”
Fair. STEAM means science, technology, engineering,
art and math, and Montessori students and families
conducted experiments at 14 different stations, each
with its own STEAM theme.
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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.