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North Albany Academy

North Albany Academy

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

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570 North Pearl St., Albany, NY 12204 (click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6800

Fax: 475-6802

Web site: https://naa.albany.k12.ny.us


Lesley Buff, Principal

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


About North Albany Academy
The former Public School 20 serves students in prekindergarten through grade 5. Renovated in 2004-05, North Albany Academy enjoys a unique partnership with the adjoining North Albany YMCA, which provides the school’s students access to a pool, gym, track and a branch of the Albany Public Library.


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 mobile dental health services through a partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

North Albany Academy faculty and staff provide a safe and welcoming environment for children and have high expectations for good behavior and academic success.


School times

  • Building opens: 7:40 a.m.
  • Breakfast begins: 8:10 a.m.
  • School day begins: 8:30 a.m.
  • School day ends: 3 p.m.
  • After-school programs end: 6 p.m.

Upcoming events

  • Friday, June 15 -- Kindergarten Moving Up and Rodeo, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 20 -- Honor Roll Ice Cream Social, 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 21 -- Early dismissal, noon
  • Friday, June 22
    • Last day of school
    • Grade 5 Moving Up, 9 a.m.
    • Early dismissal, noon


2017-18 news and information

  • North Albany showcases AVID work -- North Albany Academy Principal Lesley Buff began implementing AVID at her school three years ago. During a workshop on goal-setting at that time, she wrote on a small card that her goal was to become an AVID Showcase School. On Feb. 1, Buff’s dream became a reality when educators from across the northeast visited North Albany to see the exemplary progress she, her staff and her students have made with AVID. (MORE)

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call 475-6800 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

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