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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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  • Old Post) Free School Winter Appeal Letter This holiday season we are reaching out to our friends and families to support The Free School in continuing our mission of offering a child-centered, democratic free-school experience to children of all backgrounds across the capital region. As a fiercely independent school that refuses to judge kids on the basis of standardized test scores and grades AND has a strong commitment never turning away families due to socioeconomic reasons, we have always faced financial challenges.  Over the past five years those challenges have increased ten-fold and we’re asking for your support in helping us continue to grow and thrive. To donate online click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/lgwsx5e OR Mail a check to: The ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2014, 2:57 PM by Thomas Hatfield
  • Old Event - from 2012) Free School 101 Conference 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 Sep 16, 2014, 2:55 PM by Thomas Hatfield
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