Albany, NY 12202
Shelette R. Pleat,
O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology
The school we know as
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)
was built in 1954 as Public School 24. Its namesake is
Thomas O'Brien, who served as principal at P.S. 24 more
than 100 years ago. He died in 1921 at the age of 72,
and the school was named after him when it became at
magnet school in 1990. The original P.S. 24 was built in
1893 and located just a few blocks north of the current
school on the Delaware Avenue plot of land where the
Boys and Girls Club of Albany now stands.
The TOAST building reopened in January 2010 following a complete
renovation. It now features state-of-the-art computers
and technology in every classroom and throughout the
We are proud to be able
to provide a range of programs and services to take care
of our children's academic needs as well as provide
health and wellness services onsite. These services
mobile dental health services through our
partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald
Click here for more information about the district's
magnet schools, or call the Magnet Office at 475-6551.
begins: 8 a.m.
School day ends:
child care ends: 6 p.m.
elementary school with a focus on science and
Award winner for outstanding educational improvement
REDBOOK as one of America's best schools
Thursday, Nov. 28
-- Thanksgiving Day, no school
Friday, Nov. 29 -- Thanksgiving Recess,
no schoolMonday, Dec. 2 --
Building Leadership Team meeting, 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 -- District
Spelling Bee, Hackett Middle School, 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 6
Friday, Dec. 13
- Bird watching, 7 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 16 --
Crisis/Safety Team meeting, 2:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18 -- Winter
Concert featuring Band, Chorus and Orchestra,
6:30 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 19 --
PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.Monday, Dec.
23-Jan 3 -- Holiday Recess, no
- Second-quarter interim marking
- Classroom Concerts,
News and information
TOAST engineers work with the pros --
Students at Thomas O'Brien Academy of
Science and Technology (TOAST) were able to show off
their engineering skills Nov. 26 when they built
model roller coasters in their science classroom.
TOAST birders scan morning skies --
The early bird catches the ... bird? In this case, it's a glimpse of a bird. Once a month, a dozen or so students from Thomas
O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) willingly arrive at
school at 7 a.m., an hour ahead of the rest of their classmates. They
drop off their backpacks in teacher Art Flynn's room, don binoculars and
head outdoors, rain or shine. (MORE)
School supply lists for 2013-14 are
available on the
TOAST school website.
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Albany's Photo Gallery
If your child is absent
for any reason, call the school nurse at 475-6875 during
the morning and provide a written excuse when your child
returns to school.