The Free School

Tel: (518)434-3072
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 Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 46 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 44%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade The Free School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
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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  • Albany Bishop Maginn High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    99 Slingerland Street
    Albany , NY , 12202
    (518)463-2247
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  168  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Albany
    Albany Academy For Girls
    All-girls 
    140 Academy Road
    Albany , NY , 12208
    (518)463-2201
    All-girls 
    1.4  mi  |  335  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Albany
    Neil Hellman School/parsons Child & Family Ctr
    Special Education School
    60 Academy Rd
    Albany , NY , 12208
    (518)426-2763
    Special Education School
    1.4  mi  |  138  students  |  Gr.  2-12
  • Albany
    Albany Academies
    135 Academy Rd
    Albany , NY , 12208
    (518)429-2300
    1.5  mi  |  683  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Albany
    St. Matthew Lutheran School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    75 Whitehall Rd
    Albany , NY , 12209
    (518)463-6495
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.6  mi  |  88  students  |  Gr.  PK-K

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