Hosted by Allendale Columbia School, AC Encore provides extracurricular opportunities that give participants a chance to dig deeper and become strong, independent thinkers and effective problem solvers. Each quarter there are fantastic options for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 from all area schools.

Students enrolled in after school AC Encore classes with a 3:30 p.m. start time can gather in the Project Corner starting at 3:00 p.m. for a light snack and supervised play before classes begin. Child care is available in the Rainbow Room until as late as 6:00 p.m., and this year you can sign up for one day of class, one quarter AC Encore classes, or the whole year.

Encore 17 Session 3
January 3 – February 17

AC Vet Academy

January 3, 2017 – February 16, 2017 : Tuesdays and Thursdays : 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Calling all animal lovers! Do you think you might want to be a veterinarian? Or do you love learning about animals through hands-on experiments? Then this class is for you! During the multi-age level lab, aspiring vets will discover how polar bears stay warm in cold climates; simulate an oil spill and experiment how to clean up the affected animals; meet real live animals up close, plus delve into many other animal activities that are sure to captivate all vet wannabees. No prior medical experience required- just a desire to learn and have fun!


Instructors : Elizabeth Guzzetta, Ann King
Dates : January 3, 2017 – February 16, 2017 : Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times : 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : Allendale Columbia : map
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, New York, 14618
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $170.00
Note : This course is available to grades K – 8.
Registration Closed

Lower School Learning Lab

January 3, 2017 – February 17, 2017 : Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays : 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Get your homework out of the way so you can play! No homework? No problem. Sharpen your math and reading skills by playing games with your friends. Parents: The Learning Lab is open from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. every day and does not interfere with a child signing up for another Encore class on that day. Teachers will be contacted so that games can be tailored to meet individual needs for skill and strategy building. Snacks will be provided.


Instructor : Abbey Gebel
Dates : January 3, 2017 – February 17, 2017 : Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Times : 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location : Allendale Columbia : map
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, New York, 14618
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $60.00 – $85.00
Note : This course is available to students in grades K – 5.
Registration Closed

Mosaic Mania!

January 3, 2017 – February 16, 2017 : Tuesdays and Thursdays : 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Do you have a passion for colors, textures, patterns, and creativity? Let’s create original mosaics together! You will learn about ancient Roman mosaics and contemporary mosaics. Come explore all of the possibilities using many different types of beautiful materials.


Instructor : Sharon Ellmaker
Dates : January 3, 2017 – February 16, 2017 : Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times : 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : Allendale Columbia : map
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, New York, 14618
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $165.00
Note : The course is available to grades K – 6.
Registration Closed

Private Guitar or Ukulele Lessons with Norman Tibbils

January 3, 2017 – February 17, 2017 : Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays : 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Students will learn to read and play music on their guitars and/or ukuleles while playing songs from diverse sources such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, folk songs, kids’ songs, pop songs, Christmas carols, Broadway and Hollywood tunes. Our teacher, Mr. Tibbils, is an outstanding guitarist and a New York State certified music teacher who has helped well over 500 students learn to play awesome music!


Instructor : Norman Tibbils
Dates : January 3, 2017 – February 17, 2017 : Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays
Times : 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : Allendale Columbia : map
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, New York, 14618 : Music Building
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $210.00 – $294.00
Note : This course is available to students in grades 1-12.
Registration Closed

Private Piano Lessons with Nobuko Moriwaki

January 3, 2017 – February 17, 2017 : 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Individual piano instruction for all grades and levels. Beginning students will learn to read music through rhythm studies, aural skills, and keyboard puzzles. They will learn to sing and play folksongs, popular tunes, and famous classical melodies. Parents are encouraged to accompany young students to their lessons. Advanced students will study abstract technique, etudes, and repertoire from Baroque to contemporary piano literature. All students are invited to perform in Ms. Moriwaki’s studio recitals at Eastman School of Music throughout the year. Ms. Moriwaki has been a piano instructor at Eastman Community Music School since 1986. Students must have an acoustic piano at home.


Instructor : Nobuko Moriwaki
Dates : January 3, 2017 – February 17, 2017
Times : 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : Allendale Columbia : map
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, New York, 14618 : Music Building
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $210.00 – $294.00
Note : The course is available to students in grades PK-12. A digital, full-size keyboard is acceptable for beginners. There will be an additional charge of $10-$15 for music books and a notebook, as needed.
Registration Closed

Jurassic World

January 4, 2017 – February 15, 2017 : Mondays and Wednesdays : 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Join Ms. King on an adventure discovering dinosaurs of the Jurassic World. We will become paleontologists / excavators that construct Lego dinosaurs, dig for fossils, go on a dinosaur egg hunt, make Jurassic archeological painting and much, much more. It’s going to be a “Dino” Mite Time!


Instructor : Barbara King
Dates : January 4, 2017 – February 15, 2017 : Mondays and Wednesdays
Times : 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : Allendale Columbia : map
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, New York, 14618
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $145.00
Note : This course is available to students in grades PreK – 5.
Registration Closed

Let it SNOW!

January 4, 2017 – February 15, 2017 : Mondays and Wednesdays : 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Does winter get you excited for snow? Then, this art class is for you! With “SNOWMEN/WOMEN” as a theme, students will work with different art materials in a variety of fun ways. Students will explore sponge printing, drawing, papier maché, clay, and sculpture. These materials will be utilized in art experiences that incorporate various interdisciplinary activities that include language arts, math, technology, and science concepts. Through the exploration of these connections, students will work on developing their skills, thinking processes, and individual creativity while they enjoy making a sponge printed, mixed media snowman/woman scene, a papier maché snow sculpture bank, snow globes, a six pointed snowflake piece, and create ceramic snow character parts that they will then be able to incorporate into a snow sculpture outside (weather permitting).


Instructor : Pamela Vogel
Dates : January 4, 2017 – February 15, 2017 : Mondays and Wednesdays
Times : 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : Allendale Columbia : map
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, New York, 14618
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $150.00
Note : The course is available to grades K – 5.
Registration Closed

Private Piano Lessons or Percussion Lessons with Greg Gascon

January 4, 2017 – February 17, 2017 : 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Are you interested in learning how to play the piano? New students will learn to read music, develop technique, and play popular songs as well as classical favorites. Seasoned students will expand studies through etudes and repertoire.

Percussion students will have the opportunity to learn snare drum, drum set, tympani, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, and other percussion instruments. Lessons are designed for beginner to advanced students and focus on technique, music reading, interpretation, personal goals, and audition preparation.


Dates : January 4, 2017 – February 17, 2017
Times : 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : Allendale Columbia : map
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, New York, 14618 : Music Building
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $210.00 – $294.00
Note : The course is available to students in grades PK-12.
Registration Closed

AC Soccer Club

January 5, 2017 – February 16, 2017 : Thursdays : 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Develop soccer skills and techniques by joining AC’s Soccer Club! Players will work on different tactical Skills each session, while also getting a chance to apply their newly honed abilities in a variety of small-sided games and scrimmages.


Instructor : Michael Taillie
Dates : January 5, 2017 – February 16, 2017 : Thursdays
Times : 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
Location : Allendale Columbia : map
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, New York, 14618 : Alumni Gym
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $85.00
Note : This course is available to grades K – 6.
Registration Closed

Please note: Class sizes may be limited and enrollment is on a first-come first-serve basis. In addition, class instructors reserve the right to cancel a class if necessary enrollment for the class is not reached by the registration deadline. Parents that would like their child(ren) to attend Rainbow Room after AC Encore dismissal must sign up in advance by visiting www.AllendaleColumbia.org/RainbowRoom.