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New Scotland Elementary

New Scotland Elementary School

Prekindergarten-Grade 5


369 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208 (click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6775

Fax: 475-6777

Web site: https://newscotland.albany.k12.ny.us/


David Amodeo, Principal

E-mail: damodeo@albany.k12.ny.us

Marilyn Jones-Oliver, Assistant Principal

E-mail: mjones-oliver@albany.k12.ny.us



About New Scotland Elementary
Public School 19 was built in 1919. It was expanded in 1924 and again in 1950, but remained virtually the same until it underwent a complete facelift that started in mid-2007 and ended 18 months later. The school community chose a new name to reflect their renovated building: New Scotland Elementary School.


The school is fully accessible to people with disabilities. It also has 21 grade-specific classrooms, a new library, a new gym, a new cafeteria/auditorium, and new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, communications, security and technology systems. Check out a Photo Gallery highlighting the new features at New Scotland Elementary following the facilities project.


The school's mission is to provide an environment through the cooperation of parents, students, teachers, administrators and community residents in which students can achieve their academic and emotional potential through the development of self-confidence, self-discipline, self-expression, and creativity.


School times

  • Building opens: 8:10 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 8:25 a.m.

  • School day begins: 9:05 a.m.

  • School day ends: 3:35 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 6 p.m.

Points of distinction

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten

  • High-performing school, 2008-2009 and 2007-2008

  • New York state Certificate of Recognition in English as a Second Language, 2005-2006

  • “Arts in education” programs that link various kinds of hands-on drama, music and other art programs with the school curriculum

Upcoming events

  • Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 21 -- Spring Recess, no school

  • Tuesday, May 2 - Thursday, May 4 -- NYS math exams for grades 3-8

  • Friday, May 5

    • School Spirit Day

    • Elementary School Art Show, Albany Institute of History & Art, 5-8 p.m.

  • Monday, May 8 -- Spring Concert, William S. Hackett Middle School, 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 10 -- PTA meeting, 4 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 16 -- SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE

  • Monday, May 29 -- Memorial Day, no school

News and information

  • Click here to visit the City School District of Albany's Photo Gallery.

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at 475-6775 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.


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