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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

Tina Cascone, Interim Assistant Principal

E-mail: tcascone@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 26 -- PTA meeting, 2:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 2 - Thursday, May 4 -- NYS math exams for grades 3-8

  • Thursday, May 4 -- PTA PJs and a Picture Night, 5:30 p.m.

    Friday, May 5

    • Blue and Gold Day

    • Elementary School Art Show, Albany Institute of History & Art, 5-8 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 6 -- Parent University: Literacy at home, 10 a.m.-noon

  • Tuesday, May 16 -- SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE

  • Wednesday, May 17 -- Spring Concert, 6 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 24 -- PTA meeting, 2:45 p.m.

  • Monday, May 29 -- Memorial Day, no school

News and information

  • Living Literature Day -- It’s only fitting that the Cat in the Hat was the most popular character at Sheridan Preparatory Academy’s Living Literature Day on Thursday – March 2 is the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, creator of the mischievous cat and other characters. Sheridan Prep's event coincided with “Read Across America” celebrations across the country today. Other literary favorites debuting at Sheridan Prep include “Viola Swamp,” “Pinkalicious” and various superheroes and fairy-tale figures. Click here to see a Facebook album of photos. (You don’t need a Facebook account to view the photos. A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but this can be dismissed by clicking “not now.”)  

  • 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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