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Pine Hills Elementary School

Pine Hills Elementary School
Prekindergarten-Grade 6

 

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 Grades K-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
  • 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
  • Thursday, Sept. 4 -- First day of school.

News and information

  • Young scholars celebrate lessons learned -- The 101 students who took part in this year's Scholars' Institute gathered at The Sage College of Albany March 26 to share their knowledge and celebrate their hard work during the past six months. (MORE)

  • Pine Hills leaders on 'GNA! -- Students in third-grade teacher Deann Lynch's class worked with WGNA/107.7 FM radio personality Richie Phillips in October to create a song about leadership that the station played on the air Oct. 16. The students' lyrics include: "Be responsible. Take initiative. Tips we give for a way to live." It's part of WGNA's Reading, Writing and Rhyming Program. The students also created a song about anti-bullying that also will be played on the air. Visit WGNA's website to check out their work.

  • Top teachers get Golden Apples -- The City School District of Albany celebrated 15 top teachers Oct. 23 at the 2013 Golden Apple Awards. (MORE)

  • District launches new monthly TV program -- The City School District of Albany is launching a new monthly television program on Channel Albany/Channel 18, one of the city’s new public-access channels. The first edition of “Capital Education” airs Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. (MORE)

  • 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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