Since 2014

Who It's For

The Wizard’s Wardrobe - where reading is magic!

The Wizard’s Wardrobe specifically targets the underserved population in Albany's South End. Our nearest feeder school is Giffen Elementary, and we also have students from Albany School of Humanities (ASH) and Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)”


Our students are young readers living in Albany’s South End. They all come to the program reading below grade level.

Some students are eager to read, some are emerging as readers, and many are struggling. ALL are capable of learning to read. ALL are given the confidence to practice and improve reading skills.

As 1st and 2nd graders, students can enroll in the Wizard’s Wardrobe from whatever school they are attending, as long as they live or attend school in the 12202 zip code.

90 percent of enrolled 1st and 2nd graders have continued to attend. We encourage them to stay until they graduate from elementary school.