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Pine Hills Elementary School

Phone: 518-475-6725 | Fax: 518-475-6729
41 North Allen St., Albany, NY 12203

About our school

Principal Tia Corniel posing for a photo with studentsHere at Pine Hills Elementary School, our mission is “Learn. Lead. Change the World.”    

Our primary focus is on student leadership, which is rooted in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People from the Leader in Me program. 

Leader in Me is an evidence-based and comprehensive school improvement model – developed in partnership with educators – that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Because of the dedication of our students and staff, Pine Hills was designated as a Lighthouse Leadership School, indicating that we exemplify student leadership practices.  

We take great pride in helping prepare all of our students to be leaders in and out of the classroom, now and throughout their lives.

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Tia Corniel

grades Pre-K - 5
Enrollment 420
Breakfast  7:30 a.m.
School day 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Contact us

Tia Corniel


Allisen Brodie

Assistant Principal

Upcoming events


Grade 1-4 item retrieval

Start: Jun 8, 2020 7:00 AM End: Jun 9, 2020 5:00 PM

Multi-Day Event

This event is being conducted by the first letter of the student's last name. See schedule below. A - C: June 8th- 7-9:00 a.m. and June 9th-3-5:00 p.m. D - F: June 8th...


This will be a drive-though event.


Grade 5 moving-up ceremony

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This will  be a drive-through event and done by classroom teacher. Ms. Gallagher’s Class - 11-11:30 a.m. Mr. Retell’s Class - 11:30 a.m -12 p.m. Mr. Sa...