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Albany School of Humanities


Arts Appreciation ~ Global Citizenship

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

Click here for our 2018-19 school supply list


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


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. 

Upcoming events


  • Tuesday, Sept. 4
    • Kindergarten Meet and Greet, 1-2 p.m.
    • Pre-K Meet and Greet, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 6 -- First day of school
  • Monday, Sept. 10 -- No school, Rosh Hashana
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 -- No school, Yom Kippur
  • Thursday, Sept. 20 -- Open House, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept 23
    • Falcon 5K, Washington Park, 9:30 a.m.
    • Fun Run, Washington Park, 10:30 a.m.

2018-19 news and information

  • Stay tuned for exciting news about the 2018-19 school year!

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 (518) 475-6551.


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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