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Give a Gift that Grows!

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Castle Island is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and 100% of donations to Castle Island support the sliding-scaled income-based scholarships. Your ​tax-deductible donation makes our mission possible:  providing world-class Montessori education, immersed in English and Spanish,

to students with families at any income level.

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Providing world-class
and accessible 

Castle Island is a school that honors each child.


It's a unique learning community where children thrive with enriching academics while also acquiring Spanish. They enjoy freedom with responsibility as they grow into their best versions of themselves. The students here have diverse backgrounds which makes this school a dynamic learning environment. Each child is seen and heard and given the space to be confident and independent. They are thinkers and doers, and they care deeply about discovery, their environment and each other.

Castle Island is accessible because it is located in a geographically centralized location in the Capital Region; because it is an intentionally socially inclusive community; and, because tuition is based on household income on a sliding-scale.

You can help support our Scholarship Fund through any of the following campaigns:

Facility Improvement

 Wish List!

We are growing into a bigger and better space! Our school is gearing up to move into its brand new and permanent home on Downtown Albany's Broadway!

Your donations will help create our beautiful school environment, warm and inviting to the community!

High on our needs list right now are:

  • Dishwasher (ADA Compliant Counter Height)

  • $2,000 for Outdoor Classroom Construction Materials: Gravel, Rain Garden Stones, Mulch, Raised Garden Beds, Outdoor Furniture, and more!

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"Spotlight on ..."

Sponsor a Student Recognition!

Promote your business by sponsoring our weekly student recognition announcement of their exceptional learning achievements in our "Spotlight on ..." Series. Individuals, such as parents, grandparents or community partners, may also sponsor. The fee is $20 - $100 and will be posted on our digital newsletter, social media and here:

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Refer a Student!

Become an Ambassador Parent!

Engaged parents are the best spokespeople for our school! We invite parents, current and alumni, to accept the title of "Ambassador Parent." You can be a Castle Island ambassador to invite a neighbor, a friend or a colleague to explore the school for their child. As a thank you, we will present parents with a $500 Tuition Credit (or $500 Gift Card for Alumni Parents) for every new student enrolled with your referral!

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