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
Blake Pattengale and the Gray Quartet taught AC students about jazz by playing tunes starting with today's pop hits and working back in time to make connections with the jazz tunes that influenced pop music. Senior Marissa Frenett commented, "That band was sick!" (We think that meant she liked them.)
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Game of Empire is an activity seventh graders look forward to every year. It simulates the British mercantile system in the colonial era. In the year 1735, groups trade goods they have for what they need, work around restrictive rules, and learn how these restrictions planted the seeds of revolution.
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When we decided to perform Jimmy Brunelle’s "Eggheads," purchased for my Children’s Drama class, I had no idea what it would become. We thought the messages of friendship and self-acceptance would be great for Lower School. We didn’t realize that we would be living out what Eggheads preaches.
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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!