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City School District of Albany
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Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy

Prekindergarten-Grade 5


676 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206 (click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6700

Fax: 475-6704

Web site:


Principal: John Murphy



About Schuyler Achievement Academy
Opened in 2004, Schuyler Achievement Academy was one of the first projects completed in the City School District of Albany’s sweeping plan to rebuild or renovate all its elementary and middle schools. This modern, award-winning facility is a blend of the school most recently known as Opportunity School 21 and a new structure added to enlarge the school.


The school's "full-service" model allows it to take care of 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 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.

At the end of the 2015-16 school year, Schuyler students created a video to tell the world about their commitment to excellence. Click here to check out the PSAA Anthem.


Receivership process

The City School District of Albany and Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy, in partnership with the school's Community Engagement Team, submitted required documents to the State Education Department in September 2015 to move forward with the efforts to raise achievement for all Schuyler students.


The district submitted a Community Engagement Plan, Public Notification Template and supporting evidence, Community Engagement Team Recommendations and Superintendent's Response, and a Continuation Plan to State Ed. Follow the links below to download the documents.

Below are the most current updates to the recievership process, including the State Education Department's 2015-16  improvement indicator review, a quarterly report and a presentation on the progress made so far.

School times

  • Building opens: 8:40 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 8:40 a.m.

  • School day begins: 9 a.m.

  • School day ends: 3:35 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 5:45 p.m.

Points of distinction

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten programs

  • Voluntary school uniforms

  • Full-service school

  • YMCA after-school child care

Upcoming events

  • Monday Feb. 20-Friday, Feb. 24 -- Winter Recess, no school
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 -- Black History Celebration, 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 3 -- School Spirit Day
  • Thursday, March 9
    • PTA meeting, 4 p.m.
    • Multicultural Celebration, 5 p.m.
  • Monday, March 27 -- Coffee and Donuts with the Principal, 9-10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28 -- Autism Spectrum Fair, Montessori Magnet School, 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 29 - Friday, March 31 -- NYS English language arts exams for grades 3-8

  • Friday, March 31 -- Third quarter ends

  • Thursday, April 6 -- Schuyler's Got Talent, 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 14 -- Good Friday, no school

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

News and information

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

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, contact the school at 475-6700, ext. 1, during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.


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