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Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy
676 Clinton Avenue


Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy opened its doors to students in 2004. The renovated and expanded school is located at the former site of Public School 21, which was home to the district's alternative middle school program.

The building, constructed in 1875, was closed in July 2001. The school was originally slated for demolition but was renovated in order to preserve the historically significant structure. In 2005, the City School District of Albany received an award from the Historic Albany Foundation for the sensitive renovation of the school. Click here to learn more about the award.

In addition to the renovation of PS 21, the district added a 40,000-square-foot addition, providing enough space to serve up to 300 students in grades K-5. To view more pictures of the new school, visit the Schuyler Photo Gallery.

Renovated & Expanded:

  • 12 K-5 classrooms (all Kindergarten rooms have toilets)

  • 2 Special Education classrooms with support space for special services

  • 2 tutorial/enrichment rooms

  • 1 computer classroom

  • 1 music classroom with practice room and storage

  • 1 art room

  • Library/media center

  • Gymnasium

  • Cafeteria

  • Administrative support area for principal, guidance, attendance, and special services

  • Faculty work area

  • Parent/community room

  • Nurse's suite with exam room, bed, and toilet

Other features:

  • Full handicapped accessibility

  • Computers and Internet access in every classroom

  • Air conditioning throughout the building

  • Energy-efficient heating and lighting systems

  • Building security and fire detection systems

  • Restoration of exterior masonry, windows, and doors

  • Enclosed courtyard for bus drop-off

  • Rooftop terrace serving as a recreational area


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