Albany Academies announce 13% cut to staff next year

The Albany Academies on Monday announced a plan to downsize the school in the wake of declining enrollment.

The school will reduce 13% of the school’s workforce starting in the next academic year. Other changes include eliminating the preschool, consolidating prekindergarten through fourth grade into coeducational classrooms.

The middle school will remain single sex. Grades 9 and 10 will join with grades 11 and 12 in coeducational classrooms. There will be single-sex co-curricular elements such as student governments, daily meetings and school traditions. 

The school released a statement on the changes:

“Leadership at The Albany Academies is taking proactive steps to address issues confronting the institution, the region, and the sector. While we are moving away from our previous traditional single-sex educational model, we are redoubling our focus on our vision of providing the best possible education to students to help them leave our school as well-rounded, intellectually curious citizens who are prepared to take on their college studies and become good citizens,” said Albany Academies Board of Trustees Chair Eric Lewis in a statement.