The Lower School at The Albany Academy focuses on individualized, differentiated, and meaningful instruction. This process affords us the ability to identify and celebrate a student‘s strengths as well as pinpoint areas of opportunity for growth. Students have the ability to explore and create, and then stand and deliver to their peers. Our focus is on creating strong young men who are prepared to take on new challenges and succeed in life.

Research indicates that boys and girls learn in very different ways -- making it crucial that faculty members know best practices for teaching boys. Our Lower School programs take this into account and recognize that boys have a much more varied and successful educational experience when they are free to take academic risks in gender-specific classrooms. Our dedicated faculty and staff create a supportive, positive community of learners in which children are properly supported and challenged as they work to achieve their personal best.

Our Lower School program is focused on math and language literacy, leadership, public speaking, and emotional intelligence, which recognizes that each child has his own unique feelings, personality and special talents that contribute to the school as a whole. Students engage in project-based, experiential learning that builds confidence, communication skills and responsibility. They are also introduced to the Arts and Athletics through a variety of meaningful, authentic activities and events. We are committed to teaching the whole child and providing a community that allows individuals to develop their own unique abilities and build upon a well-rounded education with high standards.

The Lower School is an energetic and vital piece of our Academies community. Our campus structure allows students of all grade levels (K – 12) to work together for community service, leadership, and authentic learning experiences for students of all grade levels. We have a true sense of family and community – please schedule a visit and experience in person all we have to offer!


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.