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Giffen Memorial Elementary: A Community School

Pre-K through sixth grade
Phone: 518-475-6650 | Fax: 518-475-6652
274 South Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202

Originally opened in 1960, Rev. John Giffen, M.D., Memorial Elementary School serves students from prekindergarten through grade 6. Giffen underwent significant improvements that were finished in summer 2009, including a renovated computer lab, new phone connections, new air conditioning and new lighting in the gym, cafeteria and auditorium. Giffen was the 11th school to be completed as part of the district’s sweeping plan to rebuild or renovate every elementary and middle school by September 2010.

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 on-site. These services include mobile dental health services through our partnership with the St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House, and school-based health services through our partnership with Whitney M. Young Jr., Health Services, in addition to mental health and other wellness services on premises.

Building opens 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast  8:30 a.m.
School begins 9:05 a.m.
School ends 3:35 p.m.

Giffen is a Community School, which functions as neighborhood centers providing additional support and services to students and families during and beyond the regular school day. For more information on services and programs we offer, please contact:

Amanda Boyd

Community School Site Coordinator

Upcoming events

SEP 23

PTA meeting

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

SEP 23

Open House

5:30 PM

SEP 27

College Friday

All Day Event