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Albany Academy for Girls is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls in Albany, New York, United States, enrolling students from Preschool (age 3) to Grade 12. Founded in 1814 by Ebenezer Foote as the Albany Female Academy, AAG is the oldest independent girls day school in the United States [1]. It is located on the corners of Hackett Boulevard and Academy Road, across the street from its brother school The Albany Academy.

The Albany Academy for Girls
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Albany Female Academy building, c.1901
140 Academy Rd


United States
TypePrivate, College-prep, Day
Sister schoolThe Albany Academy for Boys
Head of schoolChristopher J. Lauricella
Average class size15 students
Student to teacher ratio10:1
Campus size22 acres (89,000 m2)
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Blue and Gold
Athletics10 interscholastic sports teams
Athletics conferenceNEPSAC
Team nameBears
AffiliationThe Albany Academies

In July 2007, the administrative teams of The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls merged into The Albany Academies. Both schools bring with them deeply treasured values of community, tradition and purpose to the newly formed institution known as The Albany Academies. However, The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls continue to grant their own diplomas.


Collaboration with The Albany AcademyEdit

The Board of Trustees announced that The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls would merge into The Albany Academies in July 2007. Single-gender education will continue under the present form in Lower and Middle Schools, while Upper School students may continue to cross-register for coed classes and certain extracurricular activities.

On July 1, 2009, the Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Douglas M. North AA'58, President of Alaska Pacific University, to the position of Head of School of The Albany Academies, effective July 2010.[2][permanent dead link]

Accreditation and membershipsEdit


Notable alumnae include:


In mediaEdit

  • In The Official Preppy Handbook, edited by Lisa Birnbach, an Albany Academy for Girls admissions pamphlet is pictured among others in a section titled "Preparing to Prep: Picking the School for You"

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Jamie Weinstein. "Elise Stefanik wants to go to Congress". The Daily Caller. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  2. ^ Earle, Geoff (2015-01-07). "Youngest-ever congresswoman stands out on first day in office". New York Post. Retrieved 2016-01-14.

Coordinates: 42°38′44″N 73°47′03″W / 42.64558°N 73.78409°W / 42.64558; -73.78409