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.: 30%
Students by Grade The Free School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bishop Maginn High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Neil Hellman School/parsons Child & Family Center (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Albany Academies (1.5 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                      
  • 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 | 88 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • AlbanyMaimonides Hebrew Day School
      (Jewish)
    404 Partridge St
    AlbanyNY 12208
    (518)453-9363
      (Jewish)
    1.8 mi | 113 students | Gr. PK-12                      

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