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Sheridan Preparatory Academy

Sheridan Preparatory Academy

Prekindergarten-Grade 5


400 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

Phone: 475-6850

Fax 475-6852


Zuleika Sanchez-Gayle, Principal

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


About Sheridan Preparatory Academy
The newly constructed Sheridan Preparatory Academy opened its doors in September 2004. The school is part of the City School District of Albany's comprehensive facilities plan to create smaller, more personal learning spaces where students have the technology necessary to succeed.


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 a school-based health center through the Whitney M. Young Health Center and a mobile dental health services program through a partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.


School hours

  • Building opens: 7:30 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 7:30 a.m.

  • School day begins: 8 a.m.

  • School day ends: 2:30 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 6 p.m.

Points of distinction

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten

  • YMCA extended-day program

  • Full-service neighborhood-school model

  • School-based health center

  • Voluntary school uniform program

Upcoming events


  • Wednesday, April 23 -- PBIS meeting, 2:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 30
    • New York State math exams, grades 3-8
    • PTA meeting, 2:40 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 1 -- New York State math exams, grades 3-8
  • Friday, May 2
    • New York State math exams, grades 3-8
    • Blue and Gold Day
    • Spring Picture Day
  • Wednesday, May 7 -- Building Leadership Team meeting, 2:40 p.m.
  • Friday, May 9
    • Fourth quarter interim marking period ends
    • Eat Lunch with Your Daughter Day
  • Wednesday, May 14 -- PBIS meeting, 2:40 p.m.
  • Monday, May 19 -- General prekindergarten and kindergarten registration begins
  • Tuesday, May 20 -- SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE
  • Wednesday, May 21 -- PTA meeting, 2:40 p.m.
  • Monday May 26 -- Memorial Day, no school
  • Wednesday, May 28 -- Spring Concert, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, June 2 -- New York State science written exam, grade 4
  • Wednesday, June 4 -- Building Leadership Team meeting, 2:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 11 -- PBIS meeting, 2:40 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 12 -- Spring Open House, 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, June 13 -- Eat Lunch with Your Son Day
  • Wednesday, June 18 -- PTA meeting, 2:40 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 19 -- Grade 5 Dance, 5 p.m.
  • Monday, June 23 -- Prekindergarten Celebration, 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 24 -- Kindergarten Moving Up, 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 25 -- Grade 5 Moving Up, 9 a.m.
  • Thursday June 26 -- Early dismissal
  • Friday, June 27 -- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, early dismissal

News and information

  • Young scholars celebrate lessons learned -- The 101 students who took part in this year's Scholars' Institute gathered at The Sage College of Albany March 26 to share their knowledge and celebrate their hard work during the past six months. (MORE)

  • New community centers bolster students and families -- The City School District of Albany has partnered with the State University of New York’s Office of the Education Pipeline and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany to provide new after-school programs for 400 students, including more than 60 students from Arbor Hill Elementary School. (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)

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


Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the main office at 475-6850 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.



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