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Montessori Magnet School

Montessori Magnet School

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

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45 Tremont St., Albany, NY 12205 (click here for directions)

Phone: (518) 475-6675

Fax: (518) 475-6677

Web site: www.montessorimagnet.com


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Principal: John C. Powell

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


About Montessori Magnet School

One of three magnet schools in the City School District of Albany, the mission of Montessori Magnet School is to create and support the development of a responsible, culturally diverse community of individual learners through diligent work in and adherence to the Montessori philosophy and method. The school began in 1993 and for 12 years was located in the former Cathedral Academy near Lincoln Park. In 2005, the school moved to its current home -- a new building in Westland Hills equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.


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


School times

  • Building opens: 7:35 a.m.

  • 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

  • Only public Montessori School in the Capital District

  • An environmental focus that is student directed (with recycling, gardening, waste reduction and composting programs) 

Upcoming events

  • 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
  • Friday, May 11 -- Variety Show, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 15 -- School Budget Vote and Board Elections, no school
  • Friday, May 18 -- All NYSESLAT testing windows end
  • Monday, May 21 -- MCC meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 28 -- Memorial Day, no school
  • Thursday, May 31 -- Spring Concert at Myers Middle School, 7 p.m.

2017-18 news and information

  • Hudson River is Montessori classroom -- The Hudson River served as a giant science lab Thursday for fourth-graders at Montessori Magnet School, who joined thousands of students from New York City to Troy in the annual “Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. (MORE)

Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call (518) 475-6675 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.










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