First here,
then anywhere.

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.

What Could You Be Doing at AC?

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Virtual Tour

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.

Fast Facts


Authentic Learning in Action

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Improvisation Leads to Learning in Elementary Music (and Life)

Posted on December 7th, 2018

Creativity and improvisation are crucial aspects of comprehensive music learning. I have made them a central part of my curriculum in Allendale Columbia’s elementary music classes. As a result, I was invited to present two sessions relating to my work at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Conference.  
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AC Alum Recognized as 2018 CNN Hero

Posted on November 9th, 2018

Allendale Columbia alum, Matt Zeller ‘00, started a non-profit organization that has helped more than 8,300 allies and their families move to safety in the U.S. This Veterans Day we celebrate the forgotten soldiers who risk their lives to help our troops communicate, navigate, and survive.  
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Standing Up for Civil Discourse

Posted on November 2nd, 2018

Increasingly polarized and unfiltered outbursts on hot-button issues. Falsehoods repeated with assertion. Is there room for civil discourse in today’s democracy? How do we prepare students to engage in public discourse with strategies for success and resilience? Ted Hunt, Allendale Columbia History teacher, takes on this charge vigorously with his popular Democracy and Discourse class and the Forums.  
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Open the door to

Unrestricted Possibilities

Throughout 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

“At Allendale Columbia, I felt that I had true support from my teachers—support that went beyond academics. I would pop into their offices all the time, to talk about anything.
The environment was perfectly tuned for learning and personal growth.” 

– Natan Khishchenko ‘93, Neurologist, Park Ridge Hospital

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Contact Us

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!