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
The week was comprised of a series of outdoor field trips designed to get students to fully embrace the majesty of the Finger Lakes region, escape their comfort zone, become immersed in local history, and work together as one united team.
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Right before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, I was a member of the 9-10 Allendale Columbia TEAM+S team that included Aidan Wun ‘22, Harmony Palmer ‘23, Chris Smoker '23, and me, Mary Cotter '22. We competed in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAM+S) competition, earning the title of NYS Champions! Our win would have earned us a position at the National competition, but this was cancelled due to COVID-19.
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This fall, AC’s Production and Design students were given a choice of partnerships they could participate in, and seven of the students selected a collaboration with the Western New York chapter of Best Buddies. Since about the third week of school, these dedicated students have worked countless hours to help produce the Best Buddies Champions Gala.
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At AC, We’re Adapting
The world is different right now, and AC has the ability to adapt with it. Our talented, flexible faculty and staff have adjusted seamlessly to the “new normal”, and they are serving as role models for our students during this challenging time. Make a gift today and help us to support our students academically, socially, and emotionally.
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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!