DIOCESE OF ALBANY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Thank you for your interest in Saint Ambrose School.
Saint Ambrose is open to students of all faiths and has more than 200 students from over 15 school districts. Our mission is to meet the needs and interests of all of our students, so that each feels a sense of self-worth and pride. Here, the teachers and administrators are committed to developing students who are academically challenged, moral, and caring of their world and other people. With an average class size of 18 students, we offer a full day nursery/pre-kindergarten for three- and four-year-old children, a full-day kindergarten program, and regular classes for students grades 1-8.
Our academic program meets or exceeds the curriculum objectives of both the New York State Department of Education and the Diocese of Albany Catholic Schools. Students in grades 3-8 participate in the New York State testing program, with scoring results exceeding those of neighboring public schools. A challenging curriculum is adapted for students of all abilities. Services and academic support are provided in our school building by staff and teachers from our local school district. Honors/Regents programs, living environment and integrated algebra are offered to our grade 8 students. Electives available to our junior high students during the school day are media club and French club.
Our school day begins as early as 7:15 a.m. Academic classes begin at 8:15 a.m., and dismissal is at 2:55 p.m. An after-care program is available to students until 5:30 p.m. Extracurricular and after school activities offered include Tae-Kwon Do, K-Kids (Kiwanis Service Club), basketball, drama, soccer, bowling, choir, and dance. Families of students are encouraged to meet with the administration to make suggestions and voice concerns, and are always welcome to visit their children’s teachers and classrooms, and become involved members of our Home School Association, Marketing Team, Alumni Association, and Homeroom Parents Club.
Daily prayer and religion classes, weekly liturgy, and a structured community service program help define who we are as a school community. Known as the “Caring Kids of Saint Ambrose School,” our students can make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others through our community service projects.