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Albany School of Humanities


Arts Appreciation ~ Global Citizenship

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

Click here for our 2018-19 school supply list


108 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12209(click here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6575
Fax: (518) 475-6577

Websites:     ASH Facebook page

ASH PTA Facebook page

ASH Twitter


Marie Culihan, Principal


Amy Irwin, Assistant Principal


School times

  • Building opens and breakfast begins -- 7:40 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 8 a.m.

  • School day ends -- 2:30 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends -- 5:30 p.m. 

Upcoming events


  • Friday, Oct. 26 -- Harvest Dance, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 29 -- Spirit Week begins
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6 -- No school for students, Superintendent's Conference Day
  • Friday, Nov. 9 -- First quarter ends
  • Monday, Nov. 12 -- No school, Veterans Day
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21 -- No school for students, Parent-Teacher Conference Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 22-Friday, Nov. 23 -- No school, Thanksgiving Recess

2018-19 news and information

  • "Clap-In" at ASH -- Parents, staff and community partners were "All in for Albany" Friday morning! Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."

About Albany School of Humanities
One of three themed magnet schools in the City School District of Albany, the mission of Albany School of Humanities (ASH) is to educate all students to be lifelong learners, capable decision-makers and positive contributors to their community. The humanities approach provides students with an overview of diverse cultures. Students are taught using an innovative curriculum that incorporates the arts into daily teaching and learning activities.


For more information about ASH, other magnet programs and the application process, please contact the district's Magnet Office at (518) 475-6551.


Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6575 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.






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