The primary goal of the Global Education Initiatives program at The Albany Academies is to increase the Academies' presence in the global community as well as maximize our school connections with businesses, organizations, schools and educational groups.
This is being accomplished in a number of ways, including:
  • Interdisciplinary projects
  • Outside speakers coming to campus to address our students
  • Cultural exchanges with students in other countries
  • Increased participation in four different national language honor societies
  • Active recruitment of international students
  • Expansion of our international community service efforts
  • International student travel and service-learning

Global Education Initiatives

List of 3 items.

  • Internationalization of the Academies Curriculum

    The internationalization of our curriculum is reflected in the art being studied and produced, books being read, interdisciplinary projects, the integration of interactive technologies and assembly programming across divisions. In previous years, we brought in alumni and alumnae to speak about international issues; several students presented their cultural heritage; exchange students spent time at the Academies; eight international women -- selected by their Embassies-- visited The Albany Academies  to learn more about single-gender education; parentes with international background visited our classroons for special presentations. 
    Our Upper School students have responded by creating clubs and groups that foster compassion and raise awareness about human trafficking, world food shortages, and global educational inequities. We have also established the annual International Taste of the World Festival as a community event that showcases a variety of cultures and backgrounds of Academy families.
  • Engagement in Local and Global Communities

    • The development of contacts with area businesses enabling many of our seniors to work with variety of enterprises during their May project.
    • Interdisciplinary initiatives focusing sustainability and raising awareness about what we can do within our school community to reduce our carbon footprint.
    • International travel experiences with service-learning, eco-tourism and student exchange components. 
    • School-wide community service projects benefitting a wide range of local organizations and area residents.
  • A Global Presence

    All languages being taught at the Academies participate in their corresponding National Honor Society -- Chinese, French, Spanish and Latin. 

    We have also developed a program of ongoing cultural exchanges with schools in China, Ecuador, France, and Nicaragua. There have also been several Skype video exchanges with students in France, Nicaragua and Ecuador.

    We have sent financial or material support to various overseas and national organizations. In addition, students and faculty members have spent time doing hands-on service work in impoverished areas around the world.

    All of these efforts have allowed our students to truly make the Academies presence felt around the globe.

Global Education Initiatives travel the world

Albany Academies students have the annual opportunities to travel to places such as Canada, China, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Italy, Morocco, Nicaragua, Spain, and other exciting destinations.

International Taste of the World Festival - February 25, 2017

The Albany Academies

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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.