WINDSOR SCHOOL ALBANY CAMPUS
Windsor School at Albany
Windsor School is proud to be home to numerous Albany Academies that help students find their passion and guide their interest, effort and time.
Today, students and student-athletes have the opportunity to pursue their own fullest potential in Golf, Tennis, Music, Marine Biology, Rowing, STEM and Equestrian.
The Albany Golf Academy combines world-class facilities with top professionals to help studentathletes grow into the leaders of the future.
Students golf on the course at Albany in The Bahamas, a top golf resort with a championship course designed by Ernie Els. The golf program prepares student-athletes to compete at the top of their game with physical training, world-class coaching, on-course play multiple times per week, the latest technology, and top-tier facilities.
The Albany Tennis Academy offers daily personalized conditioning, coaching, and guidance to help student-athletes improve all aspects of their game. Students train at a state-of-the-art racquet center, learn from renowned professionals, and compete in numerous well-regarded tournaments, preparing them for collegiate tennis.
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MUSIC MARINE BIOLOGY
The Albany Music Academy helps aspiring artists, musicians, composers, and producers develop skills in traditional music and modern music production.
Students enrolled in the program will learn from renowned creators and enjoy access to The Sanctuary at Albany, the state-of-the-art recording studio where some of the world’s top musicians and creators have recorded.
Students in the Marine Biology Academy immerse themselves in an educational experience unlike any other, including cutting-edge research, lab work and field excursions. Students also have the extraordinary opportunity to experience and learn from the Bahamian marine environment through science expeditions,underwater observation, and SCUBA diving. The Marine Biology Academy was founded in partnership with the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS), and shares a research vessel with PIMS’ scientists in the Albany Marina.
The Windsor Rowing Academy brings training and competition in the sport of rowing to studentathletes looking to strengthen their technical skills, physical fitness and mental approach. Led by Coach Rob Gibson, a former 3x Olympic rower for the Canadian national team, student-athletes train on the beautiful tropical waters of Lake Cunningham and further develop rowing skills necessary for the next level of competition. Students also have access to Windsor’s fitness center equipped with ergs for on-land training.
The Windsor STEM Academy educates students in four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Creating a space dedicated to perpetual learning and creative expression through modern engineering, relevant technology and best scientific practices, students will have an opportunity to engage in hands-on, experiential learning classes and gain exposure to develop real-world skills related to STEM industries. Windsor recently added 5 additional STEM classrooms to our campus equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, and VEX robotic equipment.
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INTRODUCING ALBANY EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY
At Albany Academy, we prepare, develop and motivate student-athletes to unleash their power as they grow into the leaders and champions of the future. With state-of-the-art facilities and world-renown coaches, Albany Academy provides unparalleled training programs in golf, tennis and equestrian for aspiring athletes to reach the next level of competition. Located in the luxury resort community of Albany in The Bahamas, home to several of the world’s top athletes, our goal is to help young student-athletes reach their full potential.
The Albany Equestrian Academy supports riders of all levels and will have two timeslots to accommodate multiple schools on the island.
In addition to evaluating their equestrian knowledge and familiarizing them with the facility, we will assess their fitness level with our highly trained athletic staff. Once the students begin their work mounted on the horse they will further be evaluated, and the Director of Equestrian will develop customized training programs for the Academy students to ensure they are progressing and learning in a proper environment. Our priority is to develop well rounded horseman through this program while valuing your goals—whether you want to learn to ride safely, win at national shows, compete for a college, or become a more confident weekend rider.
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LEVELS OF THE PROGRAM
Albany Equestrian Academy offers riding to students of all experience levels.
Assumes no prior or little riding experience, and will be instructed in private or small group lessons until one is able to control the horse with a secure and confident seat
Capable of controlling a horse at the walk, trot, and canter and with the competence level to start work over very low jumps. Students learn improved control of the horse on the flat while building strong basics, and will be introduced to the proper jumping technique. Focus on the rider includes developing a stable position and balance.
For riders capable of riding on the flat and over 2’ jumps while maintaining control over the horse. Students work to improve effective use of the aids to influence the horse and continue to develop a secure position and balance. They will learn about putting together a course of jumps and begin to look forward to competing at local and IHSA shows.
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Modified Intermediate Level
Increases the level of skills introduced in flatwork such as lateral work, putting the horse on the bit, and jumping about 2’9” - 3’ jump height over more complex courses. Option of showing in Florida is available.
High Intermediate Level
Incorporates flat testing and jumping up to about 3’ jump height, and prepares to compete in the 3’ medals and low children’s jumpers. Travel to Florida and a summer tour to compete, if desired.
Riding classes cover advance flatwork and increasingly difficult jumping activities. For riders with secure positions who are comfortable riding over a 3’6” + course of reasonable complexity. Students learn to refine their leg, seat, and hand aids to create united and effective communication with the horse on the flat and over fences. Attending horse shows both competing in the U.S. and internationally at the FEI-sanctioned shows for children and junior jumpers as well as young riders.
“This Equestrian Academy was designed to facilitate top-in-sport programming for student athletes in The Bahamas. This sport inspires independence and responsibility all while building confidence through a working relationship and strong bond with the horse. Developing equestrians who are prepared to compete in college and on an international horse show stage is our impassioned purpose.”
— RENICK TOWNSEND
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Albany Equestrian Club provides the Equestrian Academy students the on-site facilities to train horses, improve their skills and develop as top equestrians in the sport. The 20-stall barn offers the finest in amenities including an outdoor and a covered ring both with all-weather footing, a lunging round pen, 9 grass paddocks, a Horse Gym USA treadmill and miles of trail paths throughout the property.
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WEEK AT A GLANCE
The Academy will have two, 2.5-hour sessions each day during the week for student-athletes which combine riding development from barnwork, groundwork, riding and coursework along with fitness and conditioning.
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GROUP 1 Windsor School Students 2:30 - 5
GROUP 2 Other Local Students 3:30 -
GROUP 1 SAMPLE SCHEDULE:
Monday & Tuesday
2:30 - 4 p.m. | Equestrian Club
4 - 5:30 p.m. | Fitness Center
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Equestrian Club (unmounted)
Thursday & Friday
2:30 - 4 p.m. | Equestrian Club
4 - 5:30 p.m. | Fitness Center
GROUP 2 SAMPLE SCHEDULE:
Monday & Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Fitness Center 4:30 - 6 p.m. | Equestrian Club
Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Equestrian Club (unmounted)
Thursday & Friday 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Fitness Center 4:30 - 6 p.m. | Equestrian Club
Theory of Riding
SAMPLE BARN ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Massage & Chiropractic Methods
Groundwork, Longing & Longline
UNPARALLELED INSTRUCTION & TRAINING
The exclusive program pairs exceptional college prep and elite equestrian instruction. This is a first program of its kind in The Bahamas, bringing excellence in the classroom along with the training of top equestrian athletes. At Albany, we will provide a variety of horses to facilitate different levels of experience while growing each individual’s skill level. We also encourage Academy students to board your own horse to develop the partnership further with our customized training program established by the Director of Equestrian.
Student athletes receive personalized instruction both in the barn, in the saddle and in the fitness facilities, preparing them to be elite athletes, horsemen and riders.
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Our Director of Equestrian will be creating a competition schedule for optional participation around the U.S. and The Bahamas.
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DEVELOPING AN ALL-AROUND ATHLETE
Albany Academy understands the multiple facets that go into creating a wellrounded athlete. Through our state-of-the-art facilities and renowned instructors, we are dedicated to developing all aspects of our student-athletes, with a focus on the individual sport discipline, both physical and mental training, nutrition, leadership skills, competition and tournaments, as well as college preparation and recruitment.
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As Director of Albany Academy Fitness, Caroline brings a wealth of experience to studentathletes. She has a bachelor of science in exercise and sports science and received her personal training certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.
Certified in personal training and nutrition through the International Sports Science Association. Reagan’s skill and expertise in fitness and wellness is vast, specializing in strength training and HIIT (high intensity interval training).
Certified in personal training, stability ball techniques and spinning, Andrew also specializes in nutrition and weight loss and is an Active Isolated Stretching Therapist.
DR. STEPHEN TRUSZKOWSKI
Dr. “T” is a Canadian-trained sports chiropractor, medical acupuncturist and manual therapist who relies on the detailed knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and pathology.
TUITION & FEES
STUDENT-ATHLETE WITHOUT A HORSE
Yearly Rate | $30,000
Pro Rata Rate (now thur end of 2023 academic year) | $11,137.68
Daily Rate | $179.64
Hourly Rate | $44.91
Yearly Rate | $25,000
STUDENT-ATHLETE & ALBANY MEMBER WITHOUT A HORSE
Pro Rata Rate (now thur end of 2023 academic year) | $9,281.40
Daily Rate | $149.70
Hourly Rate | $37.42
Yearly Rate | $22,500
Pro Rata Rate (now thur end of 2023 academic year) | $8,353.26
STUDENT-ATHLETE WITH A HORSE
STUDENT-ATHLETE & ALBANY MEMBER WITH A HORSE
Daily Rate | $134.73
Hourly Rate | $33.68
Yearly Rate | $17,500
Pro Rata Rate (now thur end of 2023 academic year) | $6,496.98
Daily Rate | $104.79
Hourly Rate | $26.19
The Mini Academy is offered to Albany members and non-members, ages 6-10, for two (2) or three (3) days of instruction.
ALBANY EQUESTRIAN MINI ACADEMY RATES
Members | $180 per day
Non-Members | $280 per day
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