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

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Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 60 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
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
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