Students at The Albany Academy have a long history of involvement in community service. They spend countless hours each year working with local nonprofit organizations as part of a curriculum that emphasizes service and the feeling of pride that is gained from selflessly working for the good of the community.
The Academies’ commitment to service is something that can be seen year-round on campus and throughout the community.
Here are a few examples:
- Gates House members coordinate and staff the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Tournament. The tournament features some of the top teams in New York State, and the all-day event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
- Beck House members organize and participate in the Billy Grey ride, which is held annually in Saratoga. The Albany Academies has become one of the top fundraising teams for the Team Billy Ride & Walk for Research. The funds raised from this event are donated to brain cancer awareness and research.
- The Concert for the Cure is run by Olcott House to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Concerts and acts are performed by both students and faculty bands, and the event is dedicated to the memory of Solomon Khan ’06.
- Henry House works with the Red Cross to help organize two blood drives during the school year - one in the late fall and one in early spring.
- Also, we have over 200 parent volunteers work with the AAPA, hosting many programs that have a direct impact on students, faculty, and staff
Students from Preschool through Grade 12 participate in two community service days – one in the fall and one in the spring – during the school year. Students and faculty spend the day volunteering with nonprofit organizations in the region, along with participating in special projects on campus.