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)
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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 The Free School Student 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 Grades Students
  • Albany
    Grades: 9-12 | 168 students
    0.8 miles
    99 Slingerland Street
    Albany, NY 12202
    (518)463-2247
    0.89-12
    168
  • Albany
    Grades: PK-12 | 335 students
    1.4 miles
    140 Academy Road
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518)463-2201
    1.4PK-12
    335
  • Albany
    Grades: 1-12 | 144 students
    1.4 miles
    60 Academy Rd
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518)426-2766
    1.41-12
    144
  • Albany
    Grades: PK-12 | 683 students
    1.5 miles
    135 Academy Rd
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518)429-2300
    1.5PK-12
    683
  • Albany
    St. Matthew Lutheran School
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-K | 70 students
    1.6 miles
    75 Whitehall Rd
    Albany, NY 12209
    (518)463-6495
    1.6PK-K
    70

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