Application Process

We are excited that you are considering
The Albany Academies for your son or daughter's education, and we look forward to working with you throughout the admissions process!

Our Admissions Office looks for students who are talented, eager, and responsible citizens whose skills and interests will enhance and strengthen the school community. We value students who will contribute in a variety of areas, including athletics, the arts, leadership, and service. We hope to make this process comfortable and efficient for prospective students and families.

Start the application process

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Schedule a School Tour

    We ask all prospective students and their parents to come to the school for a campus tour, which will allow a family to see our students in action, observe our engaged faculty, view our amazing facilities, and meet with our Admissions team to learn more about our school.

    It also provides the Admissions Office with the opportunity to get to know the applicant and their family, and answer any questions the family may have about our programs or the application process. Tours are given throughout the year, but we encourage you to visit the campuses while classes are in session.
    To arrange a tour, please contact the Admissions Office at (518) 429-2348 or
  • 2. Submit Application Forms

    Please use our online application form or print and fill out the hard copy application forms and mail to the Office of Admissions 135 Academy Road, Albany NY 12208.

    Note: Pre-K applicants are typically 4-year-olds, respectively, when the school year begins. Applicants for Kindergarten are usually 5 years old.

    If you would like to submit an Application for Admission for the current school year, please contact Shellie Carr in the Admissions Office at 518-429-2348 or by email at for this form.
  • 3. Schedule a Student Visit

    As part of the Admissions process, we recommend candidate's spend a day visiting with us. The student visit allows the applicant an opportunity to experience a day at our school firsthand -- meeting our faculty and getting to know our students. Lower school student assessments and Middle School candidate interviews will take place during the student visit. Student visit days are scheduled on Wednesdays throughout the academic year. For convenience, student visit days are also scheduled during local school vacation weeks in February and April.
  • 4. Required Testing & Evaluations

    Pre-K – Grade 1: Evaluation of the candidate's skills will be done during the child's morning visit to the school. In the event that the skills screening is not completed during a student visit, the candidate will be invited back for a second visit.
    Grades 2 – 4: The candidate's skills will be observed during the classroom visit. In the event that the skills screening is not completed during the student visit, a candidate will be invited back for a second visit.
    Grades 5 – 12: An entrance exam is required for all students entering Grades 5-12. The entrance exam will be administered on campus by the Admissions Office. If the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test), ISSEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), PSAT, SAT, or ACT has already been taken, please have the scores sent to the Admissions Office.
  • 5. Acceptance & Enrollment

    Application files are reviewed by the Admissions Committee once they have been completed. Upon acceptance, students will be sent an acceptance packet and an Enrollment Contract; the Enrollment Contract and a deposit of $1,000 are due within three weeks of receipt of the Enrollment Contract. This deposit will reserve your child’s space at The Albany Academies and will be applied toward tuition.

Important Dates

Application Due Dates
Applications for Admission will be reviewed by the Admissions committee as soon as it is complete. Applicants are encouraged to complete the Application for Admission before February 15. Applications submitted after February 15 will be considered on a rolling basis. Please use our online application form.

Financial Aid Due Dates
Preference is given to applications received by the February 15 due date. Awards for new students are made after February 15 in conjunction with the admissions decision and continue thereafter as the budget permits.
If you would like to submit an application for admission for the current school year, please contact the Admissions Office at 518-429-2348.

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