The Free School

  • 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 OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students60 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeThe Free School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
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