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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.
Monday, Feb. 18-Friday, Feb. 22
-- No school, Winter Recess
- Thursday, Feb. 28
-- Furry Friend Fundraiser
- Friday, March 1
- Read Across America Day
- Bird-watching, 7-8
- Monday, March 4
-- Spring Picture Day
March 6 -- All-City String Concert,
Hackett Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
March 13 -- All-City Band Concert,
Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
March 14 -- "Pi" the Principals Day
March 20 -- All-City Chorus Concert,
Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
March 21 -- STEAM Family Night,
March 26 -- Autism Spectrum Fair,
Montessori Magnet School, 5:30-7 p.m.
2018-19 news and information
O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology
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.