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
Spectrum News recently highlighted AC's Center for Global Engagement by featuring our ongoing partnership with The Harkness Institute in Mexico. Through this unique partnership, AC students travel to Mexico and Mexican students travel to Rochester. This cultural immersion exchange is part of an ongoing effort to provide global experiences to students at AC and around the world.
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AC seventh graders once again traveled to Algonquin Provincial Park for a five-day camping trip in the Canadian wilderness. During their experience, students learned a variety of outdoor skills, became more self-reliant, and gained a greater appreciation for nature and each other.
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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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Stand With AC
"The future depends on what we do in the present."The 2019-2020 academic year is a pivotal one here at AC. Our students are counting on you to support The Fund for Allendale Columbia School in record numbers and at historic levels. Our need has never been greater, and our case has never been stronger.
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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!