Welcome to the history page of The Albany Academies! Both The Albany Academy (founded in 1813) and Albany Academy for Girls (founded in 1814) have illustrious histories and so many notable graduates. In 2013 and 2014 we celebrated the Bicentennial
of both schools and ushered in our third century of excellence in education. It was a time to tout our achievements, honor our first 200 years of academic, artistic and athletic distinctions and express our gratitude to those that helped get us here.
The Albany Academy for Girls and The Albany Academy archives hold many documents, paintings, and artifacts dating from the earliest years of the two Academies and the full span of two centuries. These are located on both campuses and will be on display throughout the Bicentennial at various venues. Two short histories of The Albany Academy
and Albany Academy for Girls
are available and a historical publication of AAG has been published.
Over these two centuries, society has changed dramatically and The Albany Academies have always changed and adapted in response. Never has the rate of change been greater than the present, and the Academies are keeping up and looking beyond by:
- Incorporating information technology into the classrooms at all levels
- Emphasizing project-based education to develop entrepreneurs and innovators
- Developing students’ capabilities to enter academic competitions and participate on academic teams
"Strength in our foundation; inspiration for the future." These words were our slogan for the Bicentennial and accurately reflected the many opportunities that lie ahead for those that think creatively and remain ever-curious -- just like those that came before us.
If you have any questions about Albany Academy for Girls or The Albany Academy archives, please contact Ann Wendth