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North Albany Academy

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

  • Thursday, April 24 -- Honor Roll Pasta Dinner, 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 25 -- Third Quarter Awards Ceremonies
    • Prekindergarten-grade 5 -- 9:15 a.m.
    • Grades 6-8 -- 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 30 -- New York State math exams, grades 3-8
  • Thursday, May 1 -- New York State math exams, grades 3-8
  • Friday, May 2 -- New York State math exams, grades 3-8
  • Friday, May 9 -- Fourth quarter interim marking period ends
  • Tuesday, May 13 -- Spring Concert and Art Show, 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 19 -- General prekindergarten and kindergarten registration begins
  • Tuesday, May 20 -- SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE
  • Thursday, May 22 -- PTA Merit Breakfast, 8:45 a.m.
  • Monday, May 26 -- Memorial Day, no school
  • Friday, May 30 -- PBIS Spring Fling Dance
    • Prekindergarten-grade 5 -- 4-5:30 p.m.
    • Grades 6-8 -- 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 2 -- New York State science written exam, grades 4 and 8
  • Friday, June 6 -- Field Day
  • Friday, June 20
    • Kindergarten End-of-Year Rodeo and Picnic, 9:30 a.m.
    • Grade 8 Baccalaureate Dinner and Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 26
    • Fourth Quarter Awards Ceremony, 9:15 a.m.
    • Early dismissal
    • Honor Roll Ice Cream Social, 5 p.m.
  • Friday, June 27
    • Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony, 9 a.m.
    • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, early dismissal

News and information

  • District makes AP honor roll -- The City School District of Albany has made the annual Advanced Placement honor roll, one of only two districts in the Capital Region and 477 in the U.S. and Canada to receive the distinction. The Advanced Placement (AP) program provides high-school students with academically demanding college-level courses and exams that in some cases earn college credit. (MORE)

  • Top teachers get Golden Apples -- The City School District of Albany celebrated 15 top teachers Oct. 23 at the 2013 Golden Apple Awards. (MORE)

  • 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)

  • Applications available for 2014-15 Albany High School academy lottery -- Applications are now available for the lottery to determine placement in Albany High School's four academies for the 2014-15 school year. Albany High has four academies, each with its own theme: Citizenship, Discovery, Leadership and Innovation. These physically smaller learning environments are designed to help students feel connected, involved and engaged. Students are assigned to each academy through a lottery they are encouraged to enter. The lottery is open to all incoming freshmen, new students and current Albany High students wishing to change academies. An application has been mailed to the home of each current eighth-grader; you also can click here for an application. Additional applications are available from your child's guidance counselor and at Central Registration, 75 Watervliet Ave. The deadline to apply is Nov. 18, and the lottery will be held on Dec. 5.  

  • Click here to visit the City School District of Albany's Photo Gallery.

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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