WELCOME TO THE VIRTUAL ADMISSIONS OFFICE! 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.
Bramble Buran brings almost 20 years of independent school experience with her to The Albany Academies, 13 of those years at boarding schools. Her experience has involved positions in public relations, marketing and communications, and admissions at The Kiski School, Vermont Academy and most recently as Director of Admissions and Communications at St. Mary’s School.
Ms. Buran enjoys all aspects of independent school life and has been a dorm parent, track & field coach and science teacher. With three children who have graduated from the Academies (Classes of ’07, ’08, ’10 & ’17) she has witnessed the benefits of an Academy education firsthand. Ms. Buran attended Bowdoin College where she majored in Biology.
Shellie Carr has extensive experience in the admissions and development fields. She previously worked at the Academy from 2001 to 2006 in both the Admissions & Development Offices.
Ms. Carr returned to The Academies Admissions Office in 2010 and brings a wealth of Academy knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to her position. She coordinates the efforts of the Admissions Office, and assists families through all aspects of the Enrollment process. Ms. Carr has two children; her son is a member of the Academy Class of 2019 and her daughter is a member of the Class of 2021.
Ahmon Powell returned to his home town of Albany in early 2020 after working in college admissions, most recently at East Stroudsburg University. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Communications from Cazenovia College. As a member of the Admissions team, Mr. Powell is looking forward to helping families navigate all aspects of the Enrollment process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.