Discover the Academies at a Distance

We understand that choosing the right school for your child is one of the most
important decisions you’ll make as a parent.
While our on-campus Admissions Office is temporarily closed during these unprecedented times, we are eager to assist you in exploring the unique programs at our school and guide you through the next steps in the Admissions process

Please take a moment to check out this new “virtual” Admissions page that includes our March “Lunch on Us” session, "Day in the Life" video, FAQ’s, and other important information. We are currently hosting Tuesday Talks and Coffee With Us information sessions as well as daily Virtual Tours. We are here to help you in any way we can as you explore the Academies as an option for your child.

We will continue to post updates to our website at albanyacademies.orgFor the most up-to-date information regarding The Albany Academies response to COVID-19, please visit


Our Admissions Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Bramble Buran

    Bramble Buran 

    Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Shellie Carr

    Shellie Carr 

    Admissions Associate
  • Photo of Ahmon Powell

    Ahmon Powell 

    Admissions Associate

Connect With Us!

PHONE/TEXT: (518) 698-3124

Upcoming Virtual Events


List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How are The Albany Academies responding to COVID-19 with respect to Distance Learning? 

    Please view our comprehensive Distance Learning page for more information and follow us on Social Media for daily updates.
  • Q. Can I still visit campus?

    No, the campus is closed.  We do encourage you to can schedule a Virtual Tour which will give you a sense of our community and insight into our classrooms and programs.  We also invite you to follow us on social media and learn how our community is staying connected and highlighting our distance learning program.
  • Q. Is The Albany Academies still accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year?

    Yes, we are still accepting applications for this fall.  Please click here to be connected to our on-line application.  Once submitted, a member of our Admissions team will reach out to you and assist you through the next steps in the Admissions process.
  • Q. What is required to complete the Application for The Albany Academies?

    The requirements to complete the Admissions process have not changed – please click here to view the requirements. Once an Application has been submitted, a member of our Admissions team will reach out to schedule a “virtual assessment” for our youngest learners entering Preschool through Grade 4.  We will also be conducting “virtual student visits” for students entering Grade 5 – 12.  The Admissions team will work with each student individually to gather as much information as possible and decisions to waive any requirements will be made on a case by case basis.
  • Q. Once I submit my application, what is the process to learn more from the Admissions Office during this time? 

    A member of the Admissions team will contact you as soon as they receive your application and discuss any additional requirements needed (recommendations, assessments) and to schedule a virtual interview. The Albany Academies have rolling admissions, which means that, once your Admissions forms are complete, your file will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The Committee will communicate a decision back to you with a quick turn around time.
  • Q. How can I afford an Academies education? 

    For most families, an independent school education is a significant investment that requires careful financial planning. The Albany Academies are committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion as we believe this enriches the educational experience for all our students. Scholarships and financial aid are provided to families to help bridge the gap between the School’s tuition and what a family can afford to pay. There is a Financial Aid process and we are here to assist each family – now more than ever -- in any way we can.

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