The Albany Academies After School Enrichment Programs

Mission: The Albany Academies Enrichment Programs provide students with knowledge, skills, and character development in areas outside their required courses.  Talented and experienced teachers provide our students with exciting and fun educational experiences in visual and theatre arts, science and athletics that complement our core curriculum. 

The Albany Academies Enrichment Programs are offered in three sessions that coincide with our academic terms: fall, winter, and spring.  Program choices are designed and developed for all student ages and abilities and they are taught by faculty members of The Albany Academies and experienced professionals.  Program offerings will meet once per week for one hour within a session for a total of eight weeks.  Please see the class schedule below for details times, locations, and fees.  

Course Descriptions

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  • Advanced Chess

    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Advanced chess is for the experienced chess player who has learned the skills and fundamentals of chess. Chess will take place on the AAG campus in a room TBD  
  • Beginner Chess

    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Beginner Chess is for any student curious about learning the basics of the game.  Beginner chess will take place on the AAG campus in a room TBD 
  • Brain Games

    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    This course will be run by our school counselor, Powell Cucchiella.  The focus will be to develop relationships, social and emotional intelligence through game play.  Games will include board games, card games, and other interactive games.  Brain Games will take place in the Buttery on the AA campus.
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  • Ceramics

    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Students explore visual arts through the design, working, and creating of sculptures. 
    This will take place in the Art room on the AAG campus. 
  • Chess Grades K - 6

    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    The chess program is designed for chess players of all levels - novice and experienced. Instruction focuses on the fundamentals of chess to build skill level and love of the game.  Chess will take place in the Buttery on the AA campus.
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  • Robotics (Closed club, continued from first trimester)

    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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  • Yo-Yo

    3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    This program explores all aspects of yo-yo including the history of yo-yo and learning many tricks. Yo-yo is open to students of all skill levels.  Yo-yo will take place in the Buttery at AA.

The Albany Academies

The Albany Academy: 135 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2300  Fax: 518.427.7016 

Albany Academy for Girls: 140 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2300  Fax: 518.463.5096

Schellenberger Alumni/ae Center: 93 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208
518.429.2414 Fax: 518.429.2380

Our Mission

Who We Are: The Albany Academies—The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls—develop capable and confident students through single-gender education in the Lower and Middle School, and through coordinate education in the Upper School.

What We Do: Employing individualized and positive education, The Albany Academies provide students with the knowledge, skills, and character needed for leadership and success in the creative, entrepreneurial century that lies ahead.