The Albany Academies -- Albany Academy for Girls & The Albany Academy -- are justly renowned for their athletic teams, including the number of sports teams that students can select from, the teams' success, and their fierce competitiveness on the field, court, or mat. But winning isn’t everything here, or the only thing.
 
Athletics and physical education are very important components of leadership and character development at both Albany Academy for Girls & The Albany Academy.
 
One of our mottos is, "Everyone plays," which means that throughout the Lower School every student is involved in Physical Education, and as competitive teams begin to form in the Middle & Upper Schools, students are still required to be on at least two teams and continue physical training. Why?

In Physical Education and Athletics:
  • Students learn to be team players, to be part of a higher cause. This is invaluable preparation for life in and out of the workplace for the rest of their lives.
  • Athletes learn to take responsibility for their own actions on and off the field.
  • Athletes learn how to perform under pressure and in a public arena.
  • Athletes learn to be humble when they win and learn to hold their heads high when they lose.
  • Physical Education and Athletics teach students they can go far beyond what they thought they could do. This is transferable to the classroom, because they have learned to persevere through challenge and difficulty.
Many of our coaches are also classroom teachers. This important tradition helps ground athletics in the overall development of the student.
  • We do not believe in "specialization" or a focus on one-sport athletes. Along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, we believe that specialization "can jeopardize the physical and emotional health of young athletes by exposing them to overuse injury, burnout, and stress, while undermining the benefits of varied physical activity."
  • We do believe, with researchers in kinesiology and neuroscience, that physical exercise has a positive influence on cognition. Exercise can make you smarter.

Recent Games

Friday, 1/20/2017

AAG Varsity Basketball
Versus
6:30 PM
Away
Lansingburgh High School


Friday, 1/20/2017

AAG Varsity Hockey
Versus
6:00 PM
Away
Tilton School


Friday, 1/20/2017

AA Varsity Swimming & Diving
Versus
4:30 PM
Home
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School
Win 94-85


Friday, 1/20/2017

AAG Modified Basketball
Versus
4:15 PM
Away
Cobleskill-Richmondville High School


Friday, 1/20/2017

AA Modified Basketball
Versus
4:15 PM
Away
Cobleskill-Richmondville Middle School


Friday, 1/20/2017

AA Freshman Basketball
Versus
4:15 PM
Home
Catholic Central High School
Win 68-43


Thursday, 1/19/2017

AA Varsity Basketball
Versus
6:30 PM
Home
Green Tech Charter School
Win 70-43


Thursday, 1/19/2017

AA Varsity Wrestling
Versus
6:00 PM
Away
Cohoes High School
Win 36-30


Thursday, 1/19/2017

AA Junior Varsity Basketball
Versus
5:00 PM
Home
Green Tech Charter School
Loss 47-60


Thursday, 1/19/2017

AA Modified Basketball
Versus
4:15 PM
Away
Schalmont High School
Win 41-25


Thursday, 1/19/2017

AAG Modified Basketball
Versus
4:15 PM
Away
Schalmont High School


Wednesday, 1/18/2017

AAG Varsity Basketball
Versus
5:30 PM
Away
Academy of the Holy Names
Loss


Wednesday, 1/18/2017

Glens Falls Invy

AAG Varsity Skiing
5:00 PM
TBD

Wednesday, 1/18/2017

AA Varsity Skiing
Versus
5:00 PM
Away
Glens Falls


Wednesday, 1/18/2017

Canajoharie-Fort Plain

Rescheduled
AAG Modified Swimming & Diving
4:30 PM
Away

Wednesday, 1/18/2017

Rescheduled
AA Modified Swimming & Diving
4:30 PM
Away

Wednesday, 1/18/2017

Cancelled
AA Modified Wrestling
Versus
4:15 PM
Away
Cohoes High School


Wednesday, 1/18/2017

Rescheduled
AA Modified Basketball
4:15 PM
Away

Wednesday, 1/18/2017

Rescheduled
AAG Modified Basketball
4:15 PM
Away

Wednesday, 1/18/2017

AA Varsity Hockey
Versus
4:00 PM
Home
Hoosac School
Win 7-2


Tuesday, 1/17/2017

Cancelled
AA Freshman Basketball
Versus
4:15 PM
Away
Voorheesville High School


Monday, 1/16/2017

Shenendehowa Invy

AAG Varsity Skiing
9:00 AM
TBD

Monday, 1/16/2017

AA Varsity Skiing
Versus
9:00 AM
Away
Shenendehowa High School


Sunday, 1/15/2017

vs Stenstead College @ Middlebury College

AA Varsity Hockey
Versus
TBD
Stenstead College
Win 2-0


The Albany Academies

The Albany Academy: 135 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2300  Fax: 518.427.7016 

Albany Academy for Girls: 140 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2300  Fax: 518.463.5096

Schellenberger Alumni/ae Center: 93 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2414 Fax: 518.429.2380

Our Mission

Who We Are: The Albany Academies—The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls—develop capable and confident students through single-gender education in the Lower and Middle School, and through coordinate education in the Upper School.

What We Do: Employing individualized and positive education, The Albany Academies provide students with the knowledge, skills, and character needed for leadership and success in the creative, entrepreneurial century that lies ahead.