Anna Murray-Douglass Academy School No. 12

Anna Murray-Douglass School No. 12

School Information

  • Anna Murray-Douglass Academy School No. 12 is located in the South Zone.

What Every Family Should Know

  • Anna Murray Douglass Academy is nestled in the historic Southwedge Neighborhood in the City of Rochester.  The school sits on the site of the previous home of civil rights activists Fredrick Douglass and Anna Murray-Douglass.  Focused learning opportunities are provided to students in Grades PreKindergarten – Eighth Grade, which includes bilingual programming as an option for students in grades Kindergarten – Eighth Grade. The school’s Vision, “Achieving Greatness Together,” speaks to the ongoing efforts of this school community to instill collaboration as the centerpiece of its work.

Program Features

  • Uniforms Required No
    Foreign Languages Spanish in Dual Language Program
    English Language Learners Yes
    Honors/Enrichment Classes Yes
    Early Literacy Program Yes
    Chorus Yes
    Band/Orchestra Yes
    Instrumental Music Lessons Yes
    Sports Yes
    Step Teams No
    Extended/Expanded Day No
    Saturday School No
    On-Site After-School Care Yes
    Summer Programs No
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships Junior Achievement, Rochester Midland, Frederick Douglass Resource Center (City Recreation), Frederick Douglass Public Library, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Highland Hospital, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Genesee Street Missionary Baptist Church

Unique Features

    • Kindergarten – 8th Grade Dual Language Program (HOLA) is offered with an emphasis on language learning. The school’s bilingual program includes bilingual instruction for students of families who speak Spanish or English at home. From basic Spanish through Spanish enrichment, team-teaching models that pair Spanish teachers with content area teachers are used.
    • Honors/Regents level courses prepare children for a rigorous academic high school program.
    • Extracurricular activities include intramural athletics, modified sports, drama, band, chorus, step team, and after-school clubs.
    • Strong music and arts program, with instrumental music and many ensemble opportunities.
    • Leadership development through advisory to support adolescent emotional investment.