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Sheridan Preparatory Academy

Sheridan Preparatory Academy

Prekindergarten-Grade 5


400 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

Phone: 475-6850

Fax 475-6852


Zuleika Sanchez-Gayle, Principal

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

Michael Barber, Assistant Principal

E-mail: mbarber2@albany.k12.ny.us


About Sheridan Preparatory Academy
The newly constructed Sheridan Preparatory Academy opened its doors in September 2004. The school is part of the City School District of Albany's comprehensive facilities plan to create smaller, more personal learning spaces where students have the technology necessary to succeed.


The school is proud to be able to provide a range of programs and services to take care of children's academic needs and provide health and wellness services on-site. These services include a school-based health center through the Whitney M. Young Health Center and a mobile dental health services program through a partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.


School hours

  • Building opens: 7:30 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 7:30 a.m.

  • School day begins: 8 a.m.

  • School day ends: 2:30 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 6 p.m.

Points of distinction

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten

  • YMCA extended-day program

  • Full-service neighborhood-school model

  • School-based health center

  • Voluntary school uniform program

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, Jan. 25 -- PTA meeting, 2:45 p.m.

  • Friday, Jan. 27 -- PTA Warm and Cozy Night, 5:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Jan. 30 -- Superintendent's Conference Day, no school for students

  • Wednesday, Feb. 1 -- Building Leadership Team meeting, 2:45 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 3 -- Blue and Gold Day

  • Wednesday, Feb. 8 -- PBIS meeting, 2:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 -- PTA meeting, 2:45 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 17 -- Black History Celebration, 9 a.m.

  • Monday Feb. 20-Friday, Feb. 24 -- Winter Recess, no school

News and information

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


Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the main office at 475-6850 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.



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