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Capital District NY Private Schools and Preschools

Updated on February 5, 2013

Find Private Schools and Preschools in the Albany and Capital District

The Capital Region offers wonderful education in both the public and private sector. New York in general ranks as one of the top states in the nation for education. But every child and situation is different and a private school may be the option for your family. This is a list of some of the private schools and preschool programs in the Capital Region of New York.

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Website: The Capital District Review

Forum: The Capital District Review Forum

The Private School Review
The Private School Review

The Private School Review

The Private School Review is a website that provides comprehensive information about area schools. Information includes school and class size, demographics, notes, news links and allows users to narrow down schools by county and grade levels.

Helfpul Links on Private Schools and Preschools

Preschool Possibilities is a list of preschools kept by the William K Stanford Library. The library also has a preschool open house every year for parents to learn about the various preschools in the area.

Great Schools is a website with reviews and information on preschools and private schools.

The Capital District Child Care Council offers a list of child care centers and preschools. Registration is free and the site offers a list of preschools and centers based on your selection criteria.

Savvy Source has a list of preschools with ratings in the Albany area.

The Children's Guide has a list of preschools and private schools in the area.

New York Schools - Private Schools provides general information and class sizes of the Albany area private schools.

Map of Private Schools and Preschools in the Capital Region

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A markerSt Gregory's Loudonville -
121 Old Niskayuna Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211
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B markerDoane Stuart -
199 Washington Ave Rensselaer, NY 12144
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C markerAcademy of Holy Names -
1065 New Scotland Road Albany, NY 12208
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D markerAlbany Academies -
135 Academy Road Albany, NY 12208
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E markerThe Brown School -
150 Corlaer Avenue Schenectady, NY 12304
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F markerChristian Brothers Academy -
12 Airline Drive Albany, New York 12205
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G markerClifton Park Nursery School -
344 Moe Road Clifton Park, NY 12065
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H markerHansel and Gretel Nursery School -
492 Albany Shaker Rd. Loudonville N.Y. 12211
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I markerLa Salle -
174 Williams Rd. Troy, NY 12180
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J markerNotre Dame Bishop Gibbons -
2600 Albany Street Schenectady, NY 12304
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K markerSpotted Zebra -
2 Kross Keys Drive Albany, New York 12205
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L markerTiny Tots Early Learning Center -
1536 Crescent Rd. Clifton Park, NY 12065
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M markerSt Madeline Sophie School -
3510 Carman Road Schenectady, NY 12303
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N markerTumbling Tykes -
1050 Troy Schenectady Rd Latham, NY
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O markerWoodland Hills Montessori School -
100 Montessori Place North Greenbush, New York 12144
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Academy of Holy Names
Academy of Holy Names

Academy of Holy Names

Albany, NY

Academy of Holy Names is an all girls private Catholic college preparatory schools for grades Pre-K through twelve grade. The school has approximately 400 students with an average class size of 15. Tuition and fees range from about $8,000-$12,000 a year depending on grade and fee schedule.

Grades

Pre-K - 12

Location

Lower-Middle School

1065 New Scotland Road

Albany, NY 12208-1037

Upper School

1075 New Scotland Road

Albany, NY 12208-1037

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The Albany Academies
The Albany Academies

Albany Academies

Albany, NY

The The Albany Academies is made up of two schools which were merged into one. The Albany Academy houses the co-ed pre-K program and the all boy's grade school through high school programs. The Albany Academy for Girls across the street offers an all girl's education for grades K-12.

The campuses have expansive facilities. From the schools website: "Our school is home to a 50-acre campus that includes a Black Box Theater performing arts facility, state-of-the-art science laboratories, a greenhouse, an indoor suspended track, two international squash courts, indoor ice rink, indoor swimming pool and numerous athletic fields."

Tuition and Fees begin range from $10,000 - $18,000 depending on grade.

Grades

Pre-K - 12

Location

The Albany Academy

135 Academy Road

Albany, NY 12208

Ph: 518.429.2300

Fax: 518.427.7016

Albany Academy for Girls

140 Academy Road

Albany, NY 12208

Ph: 518.429.2300

Fax: 518-463-5096

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The Brown School

Schenectady, NY

The Brown School offers programs nursery through 8th grade. The school also offers extended day programs and summer camps.

150 Corlaer Avenue

Schenectady, NY 12304

Phone: 518-370-0366

Fax: 518-370-1514.

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Christian Brothers Academy
Christian Brothers Academy

Christian Brothers Academy

Colonie, NY

Christian Brothers Academy is an all boys Catholic college preparatory school for junior and senior high school boys. The school boasts 100% college acceptance rate since 1980 and has over 500 students attending. It also offers a JROTC program with the distinguished "Honor Unit With Distinction" level.

Christian Brothers Academy on Wikipedia

Grades

6-12

Location

12 Airline Drive

Albany, New York 12205

General E -mail: info@cbaalbany.org

Phone: 518.452.9809

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Clifton Park Nursery School

Clifton Park, NY

Clifton Park Nursery School is a cooperative nursery school in Clifton Park, NY.

The Little Red Schoolhouse

Clifton Park Nursery School

344 Moe Road

Clifton Park, NY 12065

518.371.5850

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Doane Stuart

Rennselaer, NY

Doane Stuart is a College Preparatory Nursery - 12 grade interfaith school located in Rensselaer, NY. It was created after the only known Catholic and Episcopal school merger in the United States. Tuition ranges from $13,000 - $21,000 annually with 40% of students on financial aide.

Doane Stuart on Wikipedia

Grades

Pre-K - 12

Location

199 Washington Ave

Rensselaer, NY 12144

Phone: 518.465.5222

Email: admissions@doanestuart.org

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Emma Willard School
Emma Willard School

Emma Willard

Troy, NY

The Emma Willard School is a private independent school for girls. It is a college preparatory boarding and day school with approximately 300 students from 23 states and 19 foreign countries. The school boasts a list of distinguished alumni, most notably Jane Fonda.

Basic tuition starts at around $26,000 a year for day students and $42,000 for boarding students.

Grades

9-12

Location

285 Pawling Ave

Troy, NY 12180

Fiddlers Lane Nusery School

Latham, NY

Fiddlers Lane Nursery School is located in Latham, NY is no longer operational and has closed its doors.

Hansel and Gretel Nursery School

Loudonville, NY

Hansel and Gretel Nursery School located in Loudonville on Albany Shaker Road offers preschool programs for children age 2-4 years of age.

492 Albany Shaker Rd.

Loudonville N.Y. 12211

458-7178

Provider: Cathy Griner; teacher/director (458-7178)

Capacity: 100 children ages 2 to 5 years.

E-mail: hanselgretel73@yahoo.com

La Salle Institute
La Salle Institute

La Salle

Troy, NY

La Salle Institute is an all boys six - twelve grade school located in Troy, NY. The school established by the Brothers of Christian schools in 1850, is a Catholic school. Tuition and fees range from $8,000 - $11,000. The school offers numerous athletics and activities.

Location:

174 Williams Rd. Troy, NY 12180

Phone: (518) 283-2500

Fax: (518) 283-6265

Grades 6-12 (400 students)

Loudonville Christian School
Loudonville Christian School

Loudonville Christian School

Newtonville Preschool

Newtonville, NY

Newtonville preschools is located in a small hamlet of Latham at the corner of Rt 9 and Maxwell Road.

The Neighborhood Nanny

Ages 2-6 Years

The Neighborhood Nanny Offers drop in child care and events at its Guilderland location.

Location:

Lynnwood Reformed Church at 3714 Carmen Road

Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons
Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons

Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons

Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons is a co-ed college preparatory school for grades 6-12.

2600 Albany Street

Schenectady, NY 12304

Phone: (518) 393-3131

Fax: 518-370-3817

Our Savior Lutheran School

Colonie, NY

Our Savior Lutheran School is located in Colonie, NY and provides education for children age pre-K through 8th grade. The pre-k offers two, three and five half day options as well as a full-day option.Tuition varies based on age and church membership. The school also offers summer camp programs.

Saint Gregory's School

Loudonville, NY

Saint Gregory's School in Loudonville is an all boy's school for children nursery through 8th grade. Girls may enroll in the nursery, pre-K and kindergarten classes. Class sizes are small and the school offers a summer camp program.

Grades

Nursery - 8th

Location

121 Old Niskayuna Road

Loudonville, New York 12211

(518) 785-6621

Fax (518)782-1364

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Sidney Alpert Jewish Community Center
Sidney Alpert Jewish Community Center

Sidney Alpert Jewish Community Center

Albany, NY

The Sidney Albert Jewish Community Center in Albany, NY offers infant day care through kindergarten programs in full day and half day options.

Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center

340 Whitehall Road

Albany, NY 12208

(518) 438-6651

(518) 459-0924 - Fax

St Ambrose School

Latham, NY

St Ambrose School is a co-ed preschool - 8th grade Catholic school located in Latham, NY. The school has approximately 250 students.

347 Old Loudon Road

Latham, NY 12110

St Madeline Sophie School
St Madeline Sophie School

St Madeline Sophie School

Schenectady, NY

St. Madeline Sophie School has been offering Catholic education for over 50 years.

St. Madeleine Sophie School

3510 Carman Road

Schenectady, NY 12303

(P) 518.355.3080

(F) 518.355.3106

mainoffice@smsschool.org

St Pius X Loudonville

Loudonville, NY

St Pius X is a boys and girls private Catholic school that provides education for children 3 years of age to 8th grade. It offers full day kindergarten and full-day Pre-K classes for children age 3 and up.

Upper Loudon Road

Loudonville, NY 12211

(518) 465-4539

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The Spotted Zebra in Albany NY
The Spotted Zebra in Albany NY

The Spotted Zebra

Albany, NY

Spotted Zebra Learning Centeroffers preschool, kindergarten and enrichment programs as well as programs for children with disabilities. The Spotted Zebra offers 6 different options for full and half day attendance. Prices range from $75-$205 a week depending on the program.

Spotted Zebra Learning Center

2 Kross Keys Drive

Albany, New York 12205

(518) 438-4800

sheri@spottedzebra.org

Tiny Tots Early Learning Center

Clifton Park, NY

The Tiny Tots Early Learning Center located in Clifton Park, NY has an early enrichment center preschool for children age 2.5-4. The program includes creative play, music, science, games and small and large motor skill activities. Programs offered range from 2.5-3 hours 1-2 days a week. Prices range from $75-$135 a month.

Exit 8 Plaza

1536 Crescent Rd.

Clifton Park, NY 12065

518-348-1050

Tumbling Tykes
Tumbling Tykes

Tumbling Tykes

Latham, NY

Tumbling Tykes is an early childhood enrichment center that offers preschool classes for children age 2-4. Prices range from $65-$160 a month.

1050 Troy Schenectady Rd

Latham, NY

783-0767

Woodland Hill Montessori
Woodland Hill Montessori

Woodland Hills Montessori School

East Greenbush, NY

Woodland Hill Montessori offers education from Primary to Middle school level on an 11 acre campus that includes two playgrounds, gardens, custom-designed building and cultural/performance arts buildings. Before and after school care is available and an impressive list of afterschool programs.

Tuition and fees start at approximately $10,000 for primary to $10,800 for middle school.

100 Montessori Place

North Greenbush, New York 12144

Tel: 518.283.5400 | Fax: 518.283.4861

School Care & After hours: 518.496.4136

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