A leading independent, diverse, co-ed school that prepares students in nursery through grade 12 for the world they will inherit. Located in Rochester, NY.
AC Centers for Impact
What Could You Be Doing at AC?
Come inside Allendale Columbia School with our virtual school tour designed by AC alum, Yuming Ma ’16. You’ll see our courtyard, dining commons, Curtis Performance Center, Design and Innovation Labs (DAIL), gym, after-school care in the Rainbow Room, and various classrooms around campus.
Authentic Learning in Action
For more than two decades, Allendale Columbia seniors have chosen to participate in the Senior Project Program, in which they immerse themselves in a three-week off-campus experience to explore a field of career or service interest. On June 5th, three members of the Class of 2019 presented on their experiences.
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Twelve Allendale Columbia students conducted scientific inquiry while immersed in regional culture and Spanish language during an intensive 10-day trip to Costa Rica during AC’s May Term 2019. The experience was organized by the AC Center for Global Engagement and the AC Invent Center for STEM and Innovation.
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Four years ago, our Middle School May Term “Getting Schooled the Minecraft Way” was a success; we were sad to end. This week, students were playing/creating again thanks to two of those former Middle School students running an Upper School May Term, “Experimenting with Architecture and Code in Minecraft.”
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Open the door to
Unrestricted PossibilitiesThroughout our history, the financial support of our school community, through The Fund for Allendale Columbia School, has solidified our longevity and commitment to education. This fund has been, and will continue to be, the cornerstone of our philanthropic efforts and without it, we would not have the ability to offer students the outstanding faculty, remarkable facilities, and unique programs we provide annually.
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What It’s Like at AC
“There is no other school that could even compare or come close to what AC has to offer. We agreed that the family atmosphere, small class sizes, and the teacher-to-student relationship was what made AC such a valuable part of our lives.”
– Deb Person, P’26, talking with an AC alum from the class of 1983
Ready to check out AC for yourself? The only way to know if it’s right for you is to come visit. You can walk in any Wednesday and meet with Shelby, Lisa, or Shannon on our Admissions team. You can also sign up for our next open house, contact us through our online inquiry form, call us at 585.641.5344, or start your application online today!