Student smiling while working on a writing assignment.

Giffen Memorial Elementary:
A Community School

Phone: 518-475-6650 | Fax: 518-475-6652
274 South Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202

About our school

Principal Jasmine Brown posing for a picture with a studentHere at Giffen Memorial Elementary School, our mission is to develop students’ natural gifts and abilities and help them to become independent thinkers and leaders in their community.  

As a community school, we provide students with a robust curriculum and student-centered instruction, and work extensively with our community providers. 

Through these community partnerships, we seek to not only uplift our students but also support our families. 

We have a health based clinic on site, regular visits from a dental van, a variety of after school enrichment opportunities and provide access to the Giffen laundromat.

They say it takes a village to raise the child, and this belief holds fast in our approach to educating our students each and every day at Giffen Memorial Elementary.


Jasmine Brown
Principal
 

grades Pre-K - 6
Enrollment 500
Breakfast  8:30 a.m.
School day 9:05 a.m.-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

Our school is currently in receivership. Visit our receivership page to learn what that means for our school.

Contact us

Jasmine Brown

Principal

William Flax-Leight

Assistant Principal

Jared Fox

Assistant Principal

Ken Griffin

Home School Coordinator

Derek Johnson

Home School Coordinator

Amanda Boyd

Community School Site Coordinator

Upcoming events

JUN
15

Virtual grade 6 promotion

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Families will receive information about how to access the ceremony on Google.

JUN
15

Virtual kindergarten promotion

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Families will receive information about how to access the ceremony on Google.

JUN
15

Virtual prekindergarten promotion

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Families will receive information about how to access the ceremony on Google.