Hands-on Learning
By making and doing! Creativity and expression through the arts!
Low student/teacher ratio
Learn vital academic skills via individualized lessons!
40 years of experience 
We are one of the oldest U.S. alternative schools.
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THINGS WE MAKE AND DO...
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Handmade silkscreen t-shirts

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The Free School Variety Show
 
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Handmade Calendars

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Virtual Trips

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Apple Picking

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Chess Tournament
Events: ‎‎(see "Calendar" tab at top, too)‎‎‎‎


Our Blog:  ‎‎(see our "Facebook" tab at top, too)‎‎‎‎...
  • Our 5 most recent Blog posts...
  • Come Celebrate our 45 Year Anniversary @ Umana Restaurant SAVE THE DATE November 10th 5:30pm-10pm We are VERY excited to announce that we are partnering with Albany's hottest new restaurant, Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar to celebrate our 45 year anniversary with a special gala dinner event on Monday November 10th 5:30pm-10pm45 years ago Mary Leue opened the doors of The Free School in the south end of Albany, NY.   It became a place where children were free to be themselves, learn at their own pace and be part of a caring and compassionate community of learners.  Today that vision continues, and The Free School is known as the longest running urban free school in the country.  We are internationally known as one of ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2014, 5:45 AM by Thomas Hatfield
  • Free School 101 Conference (October 2012) Free School 101:  A hands on introduction to the practice of radical education at The Albany Free SchoolDate: Saturday October 20, 2012  Time: 9am-9pm  Location: The Albany Free School (8 Elm Street, Albany, NY 12202)  Cost: $30-$80 sliding scale  Staff and students at The Albany Free School present a day of workshops and panels, sharing knowledge, strategies, and experiences from one of the longest running free schools in the United States. We will cover a variety of topics including pedagogical approaches, the value of play, promoting social and emotional growth, organization and administration, teaching social justice, student-led conflict resolution, our mediation process, diversity initiatives and ongoing challenges.  We will end the day with a panel of ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2014, 7:16 PM by Bhawin Suchak
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