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North Albany Academy

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North Albany Academy

Prekindergarten-Grade 8


570 North Pearl St., Albany, NY 12204 (click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6800

Fax: 475-6802

Web site: http://naa.albany.k12.ny.us


Lesley Buff, Principal

E-mail: lbuff@albany.k12.ny.us


About North Albany Academy
The former Public School 20 is the City School District of Albany’s only school serving students in prekindergarten through grade 8. Renovated in 2004-05, North Albany Academy enjoys a unique partnership with the adjoining North Albany YMCA, which provides the school’s students access to a pool, gym, track and a branch of the Albany Public Library.


The school is proud to be able to provide a range of programs and services to take care of children's academic needs and provide health and wellness services on-site. These services include mobile dental health services through a partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

North Albany Academy faculty and staff provide a safe and welcoming environment for children and have high expectations for good behavior and academic success.


School times

  • Building opens: 7:40 a.m.
  • Breakfast begins: 8:10 a.m.
  • School day begins: 8:30 a.m.
  • School day ends: 3 p.m.
  • After-school programs end: 6 p.m.

Points of distinction

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, Nov 24 -- First Quarter Awards Ceremony, 9:15 a.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25 -- Parent-Teacher Conference Day, no school for students

  • Thursday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving day, no school

  • Friday, Nov. 27 -- Thanksgiving recess, no school

  • Tuesday, Dec. 1 -- Winter Concert and Art Show, 6:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 10 -- Honor Roll Pasta Dinner, 5 p.m.

  • Friday, Dec. 11 -- Second-quarter interim marking period ends

  • Thursday, Dec. 17

    • PTA meeting, 4 p.m.

    • Literacy/Math Night, 5 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 24-Friday, Jan. 1 -- Holiday Recess, no school

News and information

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Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call 475-6800 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

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