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!

Warm regards,

Michelle Hughes
Pre-K through Grade 8 Director
Albany Academy for Girls

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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.