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Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST): A Community School

Pre-K through sixth grade
Phone: 518-475-6875 | Fax: 518-475-6877
Lincoln Park, Albany, NY 12202

The school we know as Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) was built in 1954 as Public School 24. Its namesake is Thomas O'Brien, who served as principal at P.S. 24 more than 100 years ago. He died in 1921 at the age of 72, and the school was named after him when it became at magnet school in 1990. The original P.S. 24 was built in 1893 and located just a few blocks north of the current school on the Delaware Avenue plot of land where the Boys and Girls Club of Albany now stands.

The TOAST building reopened in January 2010 following a complete renovation. It now features state-of-the-art computers and technology in every classroom and throughout the building.

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 onsite. These services include mobile dental health services through our partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

Building opens 7:40 a.m.
Breakfast  7:40 a.m.
School begins 8 a.m.
School ends 2:30 p.m.

TOAST 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:

Shaniqua Dowdy

Community School Site Coordinator

Upcoming events

SEP 24
SEP 24

Open House

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

SEP 26

Family Night at the NYS Museum

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM