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Pine Hills Elementary School

Pine Hills Elementary School
Prekindergarten-Grade 6

Click here for the 2015-16 Family Resource Guide


41 North Allen St., Albany, NY 12203 (click here for directions)
Phone: 475-6725
Fax: 475-6729

Vibetta Sanders, Principal
e-mail: vsanders@albany.k12.ny.us


About Pine Hills Elementary School

Completely rebuilt in 2005-06 as part of the district's sweeping facilities project, the former Public School 16 reopened in the winter of 2007 as Pine Hills Elementary School. Pine Hills is a neighborhood school serving students in prekindergarten-grade 6 with 50 full-time and 14 part-time staff. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.


The school's mission is to provide a community of support for the “whole child” as it strives for academic excellence on the journey of life-long learning. To achieve that mission, administrators, faculty and staff work hard at establishing a learning community that actively develops and implements best practices.


School times

  • Breakfast begins: 7:30 a.m.
  • School day begins: 8 a.m.
  • Late bell: 8:03 a.m.
  • School day ends: 2:30 p.m.
  • After-school child care ends: 6 p.m.

Points of distinction

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten
  • Voluntary school uniforms
  • Teach and practice "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
  • Recognized by the New York State Department of Education in 2006, 2007 and 2008 for strong academic improvement
  • One of 11 schools in the nation certified for environmental stewardship through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program
Upcoming events
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 -- PTA meeting, 6-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 11 -- Black Heritage Potluck Dinner, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 15-Friday, Feb. 19 -- Winter Recess, no school
  • Tuesday, March 1 -- Applications available for 2016-17 prekindergarten lottery
  • Friday, March 4 -- Third-quarter interim marking period ends
  • Tuesday, March 8 -- PTA meeting, 6-7 p.m.
  • Monday, March 14 -- Science Week begins
  • Wednesday, March 16 -- All-City Strings Concert, Hackett Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 19 -- New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) festival, Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 23 -- All-City Chorus Concert, Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 25 -- Good Friday, no school
  • Tuesday, March 29 -- Autism Spectrum Fair, Montessori Magnet School, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 30 -- All-City Band Concert, Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 31 -- Deadline to apply for the 2016-17 prekindergarten lottery

News and information

  • Click here to visit the City School District of Albany Photo Gallery.

Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at 475-6725 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.





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