Admissions

Application Process

We are excited that you are considering The Albany Academies for your son or daughter's education, and we look forward to working with you throughout the admissions process!

 
The mission of the Admissions Office is to create classes of talented, eager and responsible citizens whose skills and interests will enhance and strengthen the school community. We value students who will contribute in a variety of areas, including athletics, the arts, leadership and service. We hope to make this process comfortable and efficient for prospective students and families.
 

Start the application process

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Schedule a School Tour

    We ask all prospective students and their parents to come to the school for a campus tour, which will allow a family to see our students in action, observe our engaged faculty, view our amazing facilities, and meet with our Admissions team to learn more about our school.

    It also provides the Admissions Office with the opportunity to get to know the applicant and their family, and answer any questions the family may have about our programs or the application process. Tours are given throughout the year, but we encourage you to visit the campuses while classes are in session.
     
    To arrange a tour, please contact the Admissions Office at (518) 429-2348 or admissions@albanyacademies.org.
  • 2. Submit Application Forms

    Please use our online application form or print and fill out the hard copy application forms and mail to Office of Admissions 135 Academy Road, Albany NY 12208.

    Note: Preschool and Pre-K applicants are typically 3 or 4 year olds, respectively, when the school year begins. Applicants for Kindergarten are usually 5 years old.
  • 3. Schedule a Student Visit

    As part of the Admissions process, we recommend candidate's spend a day visiting with us. The student visit allows the applicant an opportunity to experience a day at our school firsthand -- meeting our faculty and getting to know our students. Lower school student assessments and Middle School candidate interviews will take place during the student visit. Student visit days are scheduled on Wednesdays throughout the academic year. For convenience, student visit days are also scheduled during local school vacation weeks in February and April.
  • 4. Required Testing & Evaluations

    Pre-K – Grade 1: Evaluation of the candidate's skills will be done during the child's morning visit to the school. In the event that the skills screening is not completed during a student visit, the candidate will be invited back for a second visit.
     
    Grades 2 – 4: The candidate's skills will be observed during the classroom visit. In the event that the skills screening is not completed during the student visit, a candidate will be invited back for a second visit.
     
    Grades 5 – 12: An entrance exam is required for all students entering Grades 5-12. The entrance exam will be administered on campus by the Admissions Office. If the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test), ISSEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), PSAT, SAT, or ACT has already been taken, please have the scores sent to the Admissions Office.
  • 5. Acceptance & Enrollment

    Application files are reviewed by the Admissions Committee once they have been completed. Upon acceptance, students will be sent an acceptance packet and an Enrollment Contract; the Enrollment Contract and a deposit of $1,000 are due within three weeks of receipt of the Enrollment Contract. This deposit will reserve your child’s space at The Albany Academies and will be applied toward tuition.
We encourage parents to begin the application process in the fall prior to enrolling. Applications, including all required testing and the student visit/interview, must be completed by February 15. After that date, any remaining openings will be filled by rolling admission on a space available basis.

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