Dear Prospective Families,
Welcome to The Albany Academies! I am thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you to explore our extraordinary institution, a place where dreams take root and the road to success truly begins.
"The road to success starts here" isn't just a slogan; it's a promise. It's a promise that every student who walks through our doors will find the guidance, inspiration, and opportunities they need to embark on their journey to success.
We can make this promise because The Albany Academies has been a beacon of academic achievement, character development, and personal growth for over two centuries. This commitment to nurturing young minds has justifiably earned us the reputation as the Capital Region's premier independent college preparatory day school.
This experience allows us to craft an educational journey that empowers students to become confident, compassionate, and competent. Our students’ journey begins with the solid academic and social foundation they receive in our lower school. It continues into the formative years of middle school when students continue to be academically engaged and socially supported as they mature from childhood to adolescence. Finally, your child’s education will culminate in our upper school when they will be challenged by a rigorous college preparation program.
That challenge happens within a framework of support because The Albany Academies is more than just a school; it's a community. Our dedicated faculty are generally regarded as the best in the region. They don't just teach; they mentor, inspire, and guide. In our supportive environment, students thrive, discover their passions, and develop the self-assurance to chase their dreams. The relationships formed here are lifelong, extending far beyond graduation day.
We understand that investing in your child's education is a significant decision, and our tuition reflects the value of the education and experience we provide. However, it is an investment that pays immeasurable dividends. It's an investment in your child's future, character, and ability to live a life of purpose. Upon graduation, your child would join an alumnae/alumni network of nearly 4,000 engaged and successful individuals who play an active role in the lives of our students.
I invite you to take the first step on this remarkable journey by scheduling a school admission visit. Witness the magic within our walls, meet our exceptional faculty, and experience the warm and nurturing community that sets us apart. We look forward to meeting you and your child and exploring the possibilities of an Albany Academies education together. Together, we can pave the way for a future filled with achievements and boundless opportunities.
To schedule your admission visit or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions office. We are here to assist you every step of the way.
Thank you for considering The Albany Academy as the first step on your child’s road to success. We eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you to our campus and to embark on this incredible adventure together.
Christopher J. Lauricella, Ed. M. P’20, ‘22
Head of School 

Upper School Campus

Lower And Middle School Campus

Schellenberger Alumni/ae Center