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Albany, NY
Students enrolled: 57

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8 Elm Street
Albany, NY 12202

(518) 434-3072
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March 11, 2012
Help... I filled out the waiting list and we are looking for a spot in first grade for the fall (2012-2013 school year) has anyone else been on the wait list and gotten in?? So worried, LOVE how the school sounds and offers we really hope to get in, but have to figure out something before this year ends...email at wtpooh831 at America On Line thx!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 29, 2010
This school loves children. Teaches from the heart how to care for oneself genuinely and one another, reaching for joy, births curiosity about everything and quests and respects the truth.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2010
The Free School offered my daughter the opportunities to learn real leadership skills, self-responsibility, and discernment. As a teenager she is self-assured and self-motivated to pursue a rigorous academic program. The Free School continues to be a great community with a long tradition of ongoing care, support, and life long friendships.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
My daughter went to the Free School for eight years...it is still our spiritual home...best school ever!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
The Free School gave my kids solid ground to live in the world and enjoy and relate to all kinds of people, all ages, sizes, colors and classes. Both my children are engaged adults who love to learn all the time, and love to have fun with others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
It gives kids the tools to think critically and solve problems. They are able to ask for help but figure things out for themselves, rather than just learning to do what they're told.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Both of my kids, ages 7 and 3, attend the Free School and I love it just as much as they do. The Free School fosters the spirit of childhood while also instilling the basis for a lifetime of inquisitiveness and learning. Free School kids learn to navigate the world and get the most out of life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
encourages the kids to be strong independent thinkers and it honors, never suppresses, their feelings. Their methods produce children who know how to direct and take charge of their own lives. At the same time, the kids learn how to acknowledge, communicate and deal with, their own emotions as well as those of the people they interact with.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
it is an amazing place, where children learn the responsibilities of freedom, where they can play and be kids and where children take charge of their lives

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
All four of my children have learned to LOVE LIFE at the Albany Free School. The school incorporates all of our families into the community. We ARE the proverbial Village raising the children. We ARE the Albany Free School!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Never have I seen more children with an interest and zest for learning in one place at the same time. Picking up the grandkids is fun at the Free School!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2010
Our three children attended the Free School. What they received, besides a great education, was an emphasis on interpersonal relationships that has helped them throughout their lives.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2004
A truly brilliant school, with one of the greatest philosophies around...that being every person is equal and should be treated as such....freedom and love is at the school's core, which is why this could be one of the greatest schools ever..... www.albanyfreeschool.com

- submitted by a former student

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The Free School
8 Elm Street, Albany, NY  12202
(518) 434-3072
Last modified The Free School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
The Free School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top