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Saint Gregory’s students never stop exploring. Our school embraces a tradition of personal excellence following an honor code that serves as a moral and ethical compass. Through a combination of opportunities, programs and events, we allow students to discover their unique self and how they fit in our community by tapping into their curiosity, passion, and creativity. From grade-level performances to encouraging students to start clubs to celebrating class achievement, Saint Gregory’s fosters a student-centered culture where your success and joy as a student is priority number one.

soccer athletics at the best private school in Albany, New York


Saint Gregory’s School offers comprehensive physical education and athletics programs. Each grade has physical education class three times per week, where students engage in competitive games and receive sports instruction. Students also receive recess twice a day. Lower School and Upper School students have the opportunity to participate in intramural and/or interscholastic teams. Students develop athletic skills, and they learn to respect their opponent and demonstrate good sportsmanship.
Interscholastic Soccer (Grades 5-8)
Cross Country (Grades 5-8)
Intramural Soccer ( Grades 1-5)
Lacrosse (Grades k-4)
Golf Club (Grades 5-8)
Interscholastic Basketball (Grades 3-8)
Intramural Basketball (Grades k-2)
Downhill Ski Club (Grades 5-8)
Lacrosse (Grades 1-6)
Running Club (Grades 1-4)
Interscholastic Track and Field (Grades 5-8)
Lacrosse (Grades 1-6)
Running Club (Grades 1-4)
Steve Seymour
Athletic Director
Students participating in chess club at the best private school in Albany


Saint Gregory’s School is just as engaging after school as it is during the school day. We believe in providing opportunities for students to develop skills and interests outside the classroom. Our club offerings vary from year to year depending on students’ interests. In addition to clubs we have a variety of intramural  and team sports available throughout the year.
Ski Club (Grades 5-8)
Running Club (Grades 1-4)
Theater – Builders Club
Piano Lessons 
Coding Club


Ski Club:
Jake Shepard –
Piano, Band & Theater:
Jeanine Ouderkirk –
Student writing and learning at the top private school in the Capital Region


Arts, including visual art and music, are an intricate part of Saint Gregory’s curriculum. Our goal is to provide a setting that allows your student to unleash their creative sides, while strengthening their artistic skills.
The thought process involved in making a piece of art varies at each developmental level and from project to project. The basic elements of art and the principles of design are discovered and put to use on a regular basis in the art studio. Themes and materials vary at each grade level, as well.
Here at Saint Gregory’s, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture are a few of the ways students express themselves. The wonderful process of looking, learning and creating is ongoing in the art room. Displays of artwork throughout our school celebrate the students’ creativity and reinforce the good work they have accomplished.

Lower School Art Teacher: Cathy Richers –
Upper School Art Teacher: Joan Shepard –
In our music classes, students are provided with a hands-on musical experience that includes rhythm instruments for the youngest students, recorders in grade 3 through grade 6 and Choir and English Bell Choir in the upper grades. We also offer individual instrument lessons and band practice for our older students. The students participate in concerts and programs throughout the year and are active and joyful participants in our monthly Mass.

Music Teacher: Jeanine Ouderkirk –
Students gardening at the top private school in the Capital Region

Service Learning

Saint Gregory’s students develop leadership abilities that are guided by a strong social and moral conscience. All students (Kindergarten through 8th grade) learn the value of sharing their abilities and donating their time for the betterment of others. Within the school, students in upper grades share their talents with younger students as reading buddies, peer tutors and classroom aides.
In the broader community, Saint Gregory’s students participate in a variety of community service projects and activities to enhance the welfare of others. Annually, the School participates in a Thanksgiving Food Drive with the food donated to St. John’s/St. Anne’s Food Pantry. Additionally, at Christmas time Saint Gregory’s adopts families and provides gifts for the less fortunate. The students also participate in two to three other service projects during the year. Some examples have been:
Aid for natural disasters
Visiting veterans and nursing homes
Care packages for our troops
Working in soup kitchens
Collecting money for charitable foundations
Albany Med Collaboration
These experiences provide the students with priceless “teachable moments” that encourage and foster a spirit of giving that continues throughout their lives.
Parents and alumni are encouraged to be involved in our students’ education by participating in school community events and supporting the Parents’ Association. Parents also bring their expertise and wisdom to committees that focus on marketing the School, development, curriculum, the performing arts, and athletics.
Opportunities to volunteer in the School take a wide variety of forms and change regularly. If you would like to be more involved in the School as a volunteer, please contact the Head of School Kathryn Helm at (518)785-6621 or
Student writing and learning at the top private school in the Capital Region

After & Before School Programs 

Saint Gregory’s offers before school care beginning at 7:30 a.m. daily, except when designated. There is no charge for this program.
Saint Gregory’s offers an after school care program from 3:45 to 6:00 p.m. daily, except when designated.
Students in 3rd through 8th grade may attend Homework Club from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.
Either extended stay programs can be billed at $850 per semester or $12 per hour with a minimum daily charge of $12.
"Saint Gregory’s gave me an incredible education. It’s where I learned to read and write, but more importantly, it’s where I learned to think, to question, and to push myself. I have always considered myself extremely fortunate to have gone to Saint Gregory’s, and learn from some of the smartest, warmest, and most giving teachers I have ever met. As a place of learning, Saint Gregory’s is the standard against which I measure the rest of the world."
- Devlin Barrett
Pulitzer Prize Winner 2018
Saint Gregory's Class of 1987
Alumni from the top private school in the Albany area
"One of the most beneficial things that I learned at Saint Gregory's was how to think outside the box and not to allow others to set limits on what you can accomplish. The teachers have set high expectations because they know what your potential is and help you understand it."
Christopher Carroll
Saint Gregory's Class of 2009
Alumni from the best independent school in the Capital District speaking about his experiences

After SGS

In addition to our graduates moving onto many prestigious private, public, and boarding schools, our past students have attended colleges and universities such as…
Syracuse University
Catholic University
Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Dartmouth College
Colgate University
Georgetown University
John Hopkins University
College Of Saint Rose
Villanova University
Northwestern University
Providence College
College of Holy Cross
Union College
St. Lawrence University
Siena College
University at Albany


University of Notre Dame
Cornell University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
New York University
Duke University
University of St Andrews
Boston College
And many more…