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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.

2015-16 School Supply Lists

Points of distinction

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, Sept. 3:
    • Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Orientation, 3-4 p.m.
    • Welcome Back Barbecue, 4-6 p.m.
    • Open House, grades 1-8, 6-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8 -- First day of school for 2015-16
  • Monday, Sept. 14 -- No school, Rosh Hashana
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15 -- Spirit Week begins
  • Friday, Sept. 18 -- Bulldog Pride Ice Cream Social, 1:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 19 -- Homecoming parade, Albany High School, noon.

  • Saturday, Sept. 19 -- Homecoming football game vs. Ballston Spa, Bleecker Stadium, 1 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 -- Dads Breakfast, 8:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23 -- No school, Yom Kippur
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 -- Parent University meeting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 27 -- Falcon 5K and Fun Run/Walk, Washington Park, 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. 5K Run, 10:30 a.m. Fun Run
  • Monday, Sept. 28 -- Cookie dough fundraiser begins

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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