AC in the News – December 2015

Posted on December 17th, 2015 by klapa

Allendale Columbia School has recently been featured in a number of news outlets, providing an opportunity to showcase our position as a cure for the Common Core in front of a wide range of audiences! Highlights are included below; we hope you enjoy reading about some of the great things happening at AC! Please note that the clips below will display best on desktop or laptop computers as opposed to mobile devices.

Design & Innovation Lab Opens at Allendale Columbia
December 3rd, 2015

This Brighton-Pittsford Post article highlights the opening of AC’s new Design & Innovation Lab as well as the highly successful STREAM model. Mick Gee, Head of School, is quoted in the article, stating, “Research is born out of curiosity and the arts grow out of imagination.” Click here to read more!

Notable Names
November 22nd, 2015

AC was delighted to appoint Martha Bjorklund to the role of Assistant Head of Lower School at the beginning of the school year. Click here to see the announcement in the Daily Messenger.

Base Decision on Section V Postseason Play on Facts
November 21st, 2015

Ted Hunt, Upper School faculty member and HAC boys soccer coach, shares his thoughts about recruitment in high school athletics in this Democrat and Chronicle article. Click here to read the full article!

Allendale Columbia on Good Day Rochester
November 20th, 2015

The Good Day Rochester cast was joined by Amanda Meldrum, AC drama and music teacher, as well as AC student Phelan Conheady who talked about AC’s presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Click here to see (the clip begins at the 12:09 mark).

Allendale Columbia Students Sending Sentiments of Love
and Peace to Paris
November 16th, 2015

AC French students send sentiments of peace and love to Paris through a beautiful peace wall. AC French teacher and French citizen, Ariane Baer-Harper says, “I don’t tell them what to write. It comes from the heart.” Click here to see!

Design & Innovation Lab Opens at Allendale Columbia School
November 4th, 2015

The Brighton-Pittsford Post and New York Real Estate Journal recently published a recap of the ribbon-cutting event for AC’s new Design & Innovation Lab, stating that, “The two-floor, 925-square-foot lab is one of few, if not the only, of its kind among primary and secondary schools in the Rochester area and is a milestone in celebrating Allendale Columbia’s 125th year.” Click here to read the article!

School Opens All-Ages Lab for Innovation
October 30th, 2015

This Rochester Business Journal article highlights AC’s new Design & Innovation Lab, as well as some of the partnerships and experiences that are important parts of the AC experience. Head of School Mick Gee is quoted in the article stating, “Our school is different from traditional schools. We’re more flexible and encourage students to think differently. We wanted a space to reflect that, to give students open areas, room for collaboration, inspiration for creativity.” Click here to read more!

Design & Innovation Lab Now Open at Allendale Columbia
October 29th, 2015

Time Warner Cable News aired this story, which highlights the opening of AC’s new Design & Innovation Lab. Included is footage of the new space as well as comments from Mick Gee, Head of School. Click here to see the full story!

Partnerships Provide Meaningful, Relevant Instruction
September 25th, 2015

The Rochester Business Journal published this article about the various ways Rochester-area private schools are forming partnerships to enhance their students’ educational experience. Head of School Mick Gee was interviewed about HAC Athletics, our partnership with the Harley School, and our partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology. Click here to read the article!

More Healthy Meals, Snacks Find their Way Onto the Menu
September 25th, 2015

This Rochester Business Journal article highlights the shift many local schools are making to provide healthier and more sustainable options for snacks and lunches. Director of Food Services, Laura Reynolds Gorsuch, provides details about the many enhancements to AC’s food service program. Click here to read more!

We’re doing so many exciting and interesting things here at AC and look forward to sharing more media coverage with you in the future!


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