The Free School

     Tel: (518)434-3072
        
   
Grades: PK - 8 | 60 students
Founded in 1969 by Mary Leue, the Albany Free School is the oldest inner-city independent alternative school in the United States.
The school based on freedom and democratic principles that was equally, if not more accessible to children of the poor.
We are a community far more than a school providing a safe, nurturing, open space where kids ages three through fourteen learn.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8

Student Body

Total Students 60 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 56%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bishop Maginn High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Albany Academy For Girls (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Albany Academy For Girls (1.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • AlbanyBishop Maginn High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    99 Slingerland Street
    AlbanyNY 12202
    (518)463-2247
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.8 mi | 168 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • AlbanyAlbany Academy For Girls
    All-girls  (Non-sectarian)
    140 Academy Road
    AlbanyNY 12208
    (518)463-2201
    All-girls  (Non-sectarian)
    1.4 mi | 335 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • AlbanyNeil Hellman School/parsons Child & Family Center
    Special Education School
    60 Academy Rd
    AlbanyNY 12208
    (518)426-2766
    Special Education School
    1.4 mi | 144 students | Gr. 1-12                      
  • AlbanyAlbany Academies
      (Non-sectarian)
    135 Academy Rd
    AlbanyNY 12208
    (518)429-2300
      (Non-sectarian)
    1.5 mi | 683 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • AlbanySt. Matthew Lutheran School
    Daycare / Preschool  (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    75 Whitehall Rd
    AlbanyNY 12209
    (518)463-6495
    Daycare / Preschool  (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.6 mi | 70 students | Gr. PK-K                      

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