It is the mission of St. Ambrose Schoolto meet the needs and interests of allits students so thateachfeels a sense of self-worth and pride. At Saint Ambrose, the teachers andadministration are committed to developing students who are academically challenged, moral, and caringof their world and other people. Saint Ambrose is a Catholic suburban schoolin Latham, New York, open to students of all faiths,with over 200 students from over 15 school districts. (Most school districts will provide transporation.) We offer afull-day nursery/prekindergarten for three and four year-old children, a full-day kindergarten program, and regular classes forchildren in gradesone through eight.Our average class size is 16 students.The academic programoffered at St. Ambrose Schoolmeets or exceeds the curriculum objectives of both the New York State Department of Education and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.Students in grades 3-8participate inthe New York State testing program, and the results of their scoring exceed those of our neighboring public schools. A challenging curriculum is adapted for students of all abilities. Services and academicsupport are provided in our school building by our own staff members and the local school district. An Honors/Regents program in Living Environment and Integrated Algebra is offered to our 8th grade students.Acertified reading specialistworks with selected kindergarten through grade 2 students in an accelerated reading program. Extracurricular and after schoolactivities are offered to most studentsin Tae-Kwon Do, K-Kids (Kiwanis Service),basketball, drama, bowling, ski club,choir and dance.Families of our studentsareencouraged to participate in the many activities and organizations offered at the school. We also encourage the parents of our studentsto become involvedat St. Ambrose Schoolas "homeroom-parents" or schoolvolunteers. We are proud of ourwelcoming and small-school atmosphere.Daily prayer and religion classes, liturgies, and a structured community service programhelp to define who we are. Our students are known as the Caring Kids of St. Ambrose School. We impart on our students that they can make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.Our school day begins as early as 7:15 a.m. with a no-cost early morning program. Academic classes begin at 8:15 a.m., and our dismissal time is 2:55 p.m. An after-care program is available to all our students until 5:30 p.m.Learn more about St. Ambrose by calling our school office at 518-785-6453. You arealways welcometo tour our school building. Perhaps you would also like to have your child spend a day atSt. Ambrose Schoolvisiting the otherstudents and teachers. Saint Ambrose School has a no-cost early morning program beginning at 7:15 a.m. An after school program is available at a nominal cost until 5:30 p.m.