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Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 475-6875
Fax: (518) 475-6877
Teresa L. Brown,
school day begins: 7:50 a.m.
K-6 school day
begins: 8 a.m.
breakfast begins: 8:15 a.m.
school day ends: 2:20 p.m.
K-6 school day ends:
child care ends: 6 p.m.
- Friday, April 12
-- Musical, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, April 13
-- Musical, 3 p.m.
Friday, April 19-Friday April 26 -- No
school, Spring Recess
1-Thursday, May 2 -- NYS math exams
2018-19 news and information
O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology
Plenty of spirit at superhero pep rally -- If school
spirit could lift a building from its foundation, Thomas O’Brien Academy
of Science and Technology would have hovered in the stratosphere on
March 29. At its Superhero Pep Rally, kids
from pre-K to grade 2 lined the hallways, carrying signs, high-fiving
and shouting encouragement to older students – who will take the New
York State English language arts exam next week – as they marched
through the hallways.Everyone ended up in the gym, where the gospel choir
sang a song about confidence and Principal Teresa Brown encouraged
students to chant, as loudly as possible, WE GOT THIS!
Check out some Facebook photos from the event.
TOAST 'STEAM's ahead -- Where can
you pet a chicken, fly a plane, climb the walls,
gaze at the stars and make a musical instrument out
of a straw? At STEAM
Family Night at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science
and Technology (TOAST), of course.
Click here to see Facebook photos from the March 21
TOAST students take to
virtual skies -- Using flight simulators in their school’s
computer lab, fifth-graders at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and
Technology (TOAST) on Feb. 4 took to the virtual skies and showed off
their takeoff, flying and landing skills to a world-traveling pilot and
Students go on
virtual expedition -- Students in Steve
Costello’s fifth-grade class at Thomas O’Brien
Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) kicked off
their study of the Revolutionary War on Jan. 22 with
a virtual tour of Dey Mansion in Wayne, NJ, the
location of one of Gen. George Washington’s
headquarters that’s now a museum. Led by technology
teacher Deb Whipple, students and Costello used
virtual reality goggles to walk through each room of
the mansion and discuss what they saw, from the
quill pen on his desk to fireplaces in each room to
the Great Hall where he strategized with military
people. TOAST has 30 pairs of virtual reality
goggles that students use for a variety of
Click here to see some Facebook photos from
The school we know as
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)
was built in 1954 as Public School 24. Its namesake is
Thomas O'Brien, who served as principal at P.S. 24 more
than 100 years ago. He died in 1921 at the age of 72,
and the school was named after him when it became at
magnet school in 1990. The original P.S. 24 was built in
1893 and located just a few blocks north of the current
school on the Delaware Avenue plot of land where the
Boys and Girls Club of Albany now stands.
The TOAST building reopened in January 2010 following a complete
renovation. It now features state-of-the-art computers
and technology in every classroom and throughout the
We are proud to be able
to provide a range of programs and services to take care
of our children's academic needs as well as provide
health and wellness services onsite. These services
mobile dental health services through our
partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald
for more information about the district's
magnet schools, or call the Magnet Office at (518) 475-6551.
If your child is absent
for any reason, call the school nurse at (518) 475-6875 during
the morning and provide a written excuse when your child
returns to school.