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Students

Discovering their unique self through curiosity, passion, and creativity

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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. Saint Gregory’s fosters a student-centered culture where success and joy are priority: from grade-level performances, to encouraging students to begin clubs, to celebrating a class achievement.

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Athletics

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

sseymour@saintgregorysschool.org

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Clubs

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)

Band

Theater – Builders Club

Piano Lessons

Coding Club

Homework Club (Grades 5-8)

Ski Club:

Jake Shepard – jakeshepard@saintgregorysschool.org

Piano, Band & Theater:

Jeanine Ouderkirk – jouderkirk@saintgregorysschool.org

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Arts

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, along with the themes and materials 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.

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 – crichers@saintgregorysschool.org

Upper School Art Teacher: Joan Shepard – jshepard@saintgregorysschool.org

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 – jouderkirk@saintgregorysschool.org

Private School Students gardening in Albany, NY

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 Saint Gregory’s as a volunteer, please contact the Head of School Kathryn Helm at (518)785-6621 or headmaster@saintgregorysschool.org.

Before & After 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.

Alumni Testimonials

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…