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City School District of Albany
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Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy

Prekindergarten-Grade 5


676 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206 (click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6700

Fax: 475-6704

Web site:


Jalinda R. Soto, Principal



$4.3 million grant boosts Schuyler's efforts to raise achievement

The State Education Department has awarded Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy a three-year, $4.3 million grant to assist the school's efforts to raise achievment for all students.


The School Improvement Grant began during the 2013-14 school year and runs through August 2016. It supports staff and programs that are in line with State Ed's review of Schuyler and the shared vision of the district and The Albany Promise, a local community partnership created to support education from cradle to career.

"These much-need funds will allow us to build upon resources available to Schuyler Achievement Academy students and their families," said Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. "The State Education Department also has given us the flexibility to tailor the services to meet the needs of our community." Visit our District News section to read more.


About Schuyler Achievement Academy
Opened in 2004, Schuyler Achievement Academy was one of the first projects completed in the City School District of Albany’s sweeping plan to rebuild or renovate all its elementary and middle schools. This modern, award-winning facility is a blend of the school most recently known as Opportunity School 21 and a new structure added to enlarge the school.

The school's "full-service" model allows it to take care of children’s academic needs as well as provide a range of health and wellness services. These services include mobile dental health services through our partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House, and school-based health services through our partnership with Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services, in addition to mental health and other wellness services.

School times

  • Building opens: 8:40 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 8:40 a.m.

  • School day begins: 9 a.m.

  • School day ends: 3:35 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 5:45 p.m.

Points of distinction

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten programs

  • Voluntary school uniforms

  • Full-service school

  • YMCA after-school child care

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, April 2 -- Third quarter ends
  • Friday, April 3 -- Good Friday, no school
  • Monday, April 6-Friday, April 10 -- Spring Recess, no school
  • Tuesday, April 14 -- New York state English language arts (ELA) exam, grades 3-5
  • Wednesday, April 15 -- New York state English language arts (ELA) exam, grades 3-5
  • Thursday, April 16 -- New York state English language arts (ELA) exam, grades 3-5
  • Monday, April 20 -- General registration begins for kindergarten
  • Wednesday, April 22
    • New York state math exams, grades 3-5
    • PTA "How To" Night, 5-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 23 -- New York state math exams, grades 3-5
  • Friday, April 24 -- New York state math exams, grades 3-5
  • Thursday, May 7
    • PTA meeting, 4:30-5 p.m.
    • Parent Night, 5 p.m.
  • Friday, May 8
    • PTA Mother's Day Breakfast, 8:45-9:15 a.m.
    • Fourth-quarter interim marking period ends
  • Thursday, May 14 -- Spring Concert, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, May 25 -- Memorial Day, no school

News and information

  • Bullying prevention focus of poster contest -- During the next month, fourth- and fifth-graders in the City School District of Albany will have the opportunity to show off their bully-prevention smarts and their artistic skills in a poster contest. And the winning work will be featured on a billboard on I-90. (MORE)

  • Free breakfast, lunch for all district students -- All City School District of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.(MORE)

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

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, contact the school at 475-6700, ext. 1, during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.


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