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Albany School of Humanities


Arts Appreciation ~ Global Citizenship

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

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108 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12209(click here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6575
Fax: (518) 475-6577

Websites:     ASH Facebook page

ASH PTA Facebook page

ASH Twitter


Marie Culihan, Principal


Amy Irwin, Assistant Principal


About Albany School of Humanities
One of three themed magnet schools in the City School District of Albany, the mission of Albany School of Humanities (ASH) is to educate all students to be lifelong learners, capable decision-makers and positive contributors to their community. The humanities approach provides students with an overview of diverse cultures. Students are taught using an innovative curriculum that incorporates the arts into daily teaching and learning activities.


For more information about ASH, other magnet programs and the application process, please contact the district's Magnet Office at 475-6551.


School times

  • Building opens and breakfast begins -- 7:40 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 8 a.m.

  • School day ends -- 2:30 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends -- 5:30 p.m.

Points of distinction

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten

  • Teacher quality partnership with the University at Albany

  • After-school child care offered        

Upcoming events

  • Friday, April 27 -- Big Jump, noon-2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 1 -- Special education parent workshop, Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center, 75 Watervliet Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 1-Wednesday, May 2 -- New York State math exams, grades 3-8
  • Friday, May 4 -- Elementary Art Show, Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., 5-8 p.m.
  • Monday, May 7 -- NYSESLAT listening, reading and writing testing window begins
  • Wednesday, May 9 -- National Bike/Walk to School Day
  • Tuesday, May 15 -- School Budget Vote and Board Elections, no school
  • Saturday, May 19 -- Community Garden Clean-Up, 9-11 a.m.
  • Monday, May 21 -- Spring Concerts, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 22 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18 -- All NYSESLAT testing windows end
  • Monday, May 28 -- Memorial Day, no school

2017-18 news and information

  • Welcome to the new school year!

Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6575 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.






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