In The News

Academy of the City will hold three open house information sessions. Each one will consist of an information session, question-and-answer period, and a tour of the school. Interested families will also have the opportunity to complete an application. Dates are
  • February 11, 2016
  • March 15, 2016
  • April 4, 2016
Each session will start at 8:30 am in the school's gymnasium. The enrollment application and instructions are on our enrollment page.

Academy of the City Charter School is currently accepting applications for 2016-2017 school year enrollments. Applications may be printed out from our website and returned to the school or completed online.
Complete information is on our enrollment page.

We remain vigilant and aware of the possibility of threats, both inside and outside the school.  As usual, we keep a close eye on the news and have alerts set for all administrator's phones just in case.  We taking our usual precautions to protect and safeguard all staff and children.  Our doors are locked during the majority of the day with a buzzer system for the front door.  Security cameras are at every entrance/exit in the school with our security team monitoring them for any possible intruders.  We have regular fire and lockdown drills and all staff and children know at this point in the year how to react to these.  We have the ability to generate a robocall to all designated phones that let you know if there is a serious threat to the school.  Safety of your children is a paramount concern and we take this very seriously.

In our SAVE plan that is filed with SUNY (our authorizer), we have the following procedures:
Evacuation of the building- Rally point 31st Avenue and 60th Street outside of the fenced in parking lot.
Long term evacuation- PS 151 (Auditorium)  50-05 31st Ave, Woodside, NY 11377
Outdoor evacuation- St. Michael's Playground (ball field) 31st Avenue and 63rd Street

New Outdoor Gardening Area

AoC was the recipient of a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant. The purpose of the grant was to build an outdoor gardening area for the children to use in conjunction with their science and classroom teachers.

This summer, AoC parents volunteered to plan and build the gardening space, which now includes five raised-bed planters, a composter, a water collection system and storage unit which houses kid-friendly gardening tools. 
Look at more photos of the finished project and our volunteers in our photo album.

Academy of the Students can read anywhere and at anytime. Look at our photo album to see just where.


Academy of the City is accepting donations to purchase interactive white boards for our classrooms and fund other exciting classroom projects.