Middle School students (Grades 5-8) at Albany Academy for Girls are part of a global community where they gradually take on more responsibility and develop into confident young women.
By learning in a challenging single-gender environment, our students are able to develop a true sense of self-worth and self-confidence. They are encouraged to take academic and learning risks in terms of leadership within a supportive learning environment. Middle School students at the Academy learn in a comfortable place, have the chance to make mistakes, and learn and grow personally and academically.
Students take part in a collaborative, team approach where they are asked to create, design and figure out projects, concepts and ideas – allowing them to take on critical teaching and learning roles while demonstrating proficiency in a variety of subjects. Teachers serve as guides, leaders and coaches in their classrooms depending on the type of lesson and project the students are working on. Reading, writing, listening, speaking and critical thinking skills are at the core of our instructional process.
At the Academy, interdisciplinary curriculum meets the developmental needs of an early adolescent. Mixing content with process helps students understand and learn material in an authentic way. Making connections and exploring concepts across a range of disciplines allows students multiple opportunities to learn.
We also offer transition programs on both ends of our Middle School program that are critical for students both entering and exiting the program.
I look forward to seeing you on campus!
Pre-K through Grade 8 Director
Albany Academy for Girls