Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy

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Jalinda R. Soto, Principal
676 Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone (518) 475-6700
Fax (518) 475-6704

(Click here for directions)


School Times:

  • Breakfast begins at 8:40 a.m.
  • Classes begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • Dismissal is at 3:35 p.m.
About Schuyler Achievement Academy:
About  350 students attend Schuyler Achievement Academy from Pre-K to 5th grade.  We are proud of our full-service model, which affords us the means to take care of the children’s academic needs as well as provide a range of health and wellness services.  These services include mobile dental health services through our partnership with the St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House, and school-based health services through our partnership with Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services, in addition to mental health and other wellness services on premises.

Parents are involved in a variety of activities and services such as parent workshops, family counseling, parent night, and serving as 'room' parents.  Students started the 2007-08 academic year wearing uniforms as requested by parents. This tradition continues for the current school year. It has also been reported that many other public schools within the Albany City School District have following our lead to wear student and staff uniforms.           

          Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy opened its doors for the first time in September 2004, one of the first projects completed as part of the part of the City School District of Albany's comprehensive facilities plan approved by voters in 2001.  The renovated and expanded building is a blend of the school most recently known as Opportunity School 21 and a new structure added on to enlarge the school.  If you have time, please feel free to visit the Schuyler Photo Gallery for an inside look!  We are constantly adding new photos.


Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy Mission Statement:

           Our mission is to create a positive, child-centered learning environment that sets high standards for achievement and success. All staff, families, and communities will work together to foster a nurturing and enriching atmosphere that will produce life-long learners and involved, respectful, and responsible citizens.


School Wide Expectations:

Be Safe

Be Respectful

 Be Responsible


School Uniforms:

Students should wear their uniforms to school from Monday to Thursday.  Friday is our dress down/casual day.


If your child is absent from   school for any reason, please contact the school nurse at (518) 475-6705 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

Transportation Requests:

Please submit an application to have busing available for your child during the school year.  For Bus transportation information please refer to the City School District of Albany's back to school newsletter.

School Closing or Delays:

In case of inclement weather, tune in to local television and radio stations for school closings and delays.            

School News & Events:

No School- Holiday Recess- Dec. 23 - Jan 3




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Last Update:  October 2012

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