Education for Leadership
Albany Academy for Girls and The Albany Academy were originally founded to educate the future leaders of Albany and the surrounding area.
Albany Academy for Girls and The Albany Academy were originally founded to educate the future leaders of Albany and the surrounding area. That is still a hallmark of The Academies, although Academy graduates go on to lead now on a national and global landscape. Leaders are not just born; leadership is a teachable skill. Leadership is taught on the field of play, in competition, on the stage, in a concert, in a dance recital—anywhere that responsibility has been thrust upon students to perform to the best of their ability.
Leaders know how to take a loss and how to bounce back stronger. Teachers know how to challenge students at every turn and to provide the support that makes the challenge possible. Leadership is confidence: knowing when to listen, when to participate, and when to take charge. Confidence, in turn, can best be learned through constant experience. Whether it is first graders taking the stage to read to their parents, team captains rallying their fellow students, or an upper-schooler stepping forward to give a declamation, Academy students learn to lead and learn to be comfortable with responsibility and challenge.