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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:


Principal: John Murphy



Receivership process moves forward

The City School District of Albany and Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy, in partnership with the school's Community Engagement Team, submitted required documents to the State Education Department on Sept. 30 to move forward with the efforts to raise achievement for all Schuyler students.


The district submitted a Community Engagement Plan, Public Notification Template and supporting evidence, Community Engagement Team Recommendations and Superintendent's Response, and a Continuation Plan to State Ed. The district now awaits feedback from State Ed on the documents.


"I want to recognize the heroic efforts of our Community Engagement Team and the leadership of Schuyler's new principal, John Murphy, for getting us through these first stages of this process on schedule," said Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. "We are in good shape to meet the challenges ahead of us."


Follow the links below to download the documents submitted Sept. 30 for Schuyler.

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

  • Tuesday, Nov. 24 -- PTA Harvest Fest, 5:30 p.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. 8 -- Winter Concerts, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 15 -- PTA meeting, 8:45 a.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 23 -- Caroling on the Stairs, 2 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, 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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