Blood Drive with Red Cross March 1st

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Did you know that ONE blood donation has the power to save up to THREE lives? Join AC and the American Red Cross in the Alumni Gym for our annual blood drive on Friday, March 1st, from 12-5 p.m. in the Alumni Gym. You can even schedule a donation appointment ahead of time online.

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Skills and Connections Needed for Gala Committee

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School
Do you or someone you know have a special skill or community connections to help increase support for AC through sponsorships and auction items at this year’s Make Your Mark Gala? We’d love your help. Please contact Kayla Himelein by phone 585.641.5288 or email, and join us for the following committee dates on campus in Conference Room A:
  • Tuesday, February 13th, 8-8:45 a.m. Kickoff!
  • Wednesday, March 7th, 8-8:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 12th, 8-8:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 24th, 8-8:45 a.m.
  • May TBD with evening options
Do you have questions? Or would you like to know how else you could get involved with the school? Contact Kayla with the contact information above.
If you’re interested in sponsoring the Make Your Mark Gala, please contact Kayla or go to
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Alumni Association Board Seeks Additional Members

Posted on December 4th, 2014 by egillette

The Allendale Columbia Alumni Association seeks alumni who are interested in becoming more involved in alumni events, learning about and connecting with their former classmates, and bringing school interests forward. Meetings are held on the AC campus monthly and interested alumni can participate either via phone or in person.

For more information about the board, their goals, and initiatives, please contact the Alumni Office at: (585) 641-5226 or email us at

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TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool Seeks Alumni Presenters

Posted on December 1st, 2014 by egillette

TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool seeks alumni to present at the 2015 event. TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool is an independently organized TEDxYouth event, held annually at Allendale Columbia. A student organized event, TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool strives to promote idea sharing through the AC community, the Rochester community, and the global community.

The third annual TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool will take place on March 7th, 2015.

The theme for this year’s event is “Spark.”

Spark – to set in motion – to rouse action – spur – to give an enthusiastic response – an incandescent particle – an ember – latent potential – seed – ignite explosion – an animating factor – an idea (lightbulb) – neurons in the brain synapses firing – light within the dark – crackle – crack – boom the sound lightning fire – butterfly effect – spark a revolution – relationship spark between people – catalyzing a reaction.

Interested in participating? Please complete the presenters form by clicking here.

To learn more about TED and TEDx click here.

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US Community Service Day

Posted on May 20th, 2013 by kvella

Our fourth annual Upper School Day of Service took place on Friday, May 17. Students participated in community service activities in several places in and around the Allendale Columbia campus.

  • Foodlink in Rochester to sort and process donations
  • Rochester Roots a community garden project we supported last year
  • AC campus where students will help with the AC Garden Project and nature trail maintenance
  • Corbett’s Glen for trail maintenance
  • School 25 for a children’s show performance written and directed by AC students
  • Schoen Place in the Village of Pittsford for some mini-mural painting

Students spent three hours on these projects then returned in time to have lunch together. In the afternoon, students took part in karaoke, a game of kickball, or ultimate frisbee with faculty. The day ended with a slide show presentation of the day’s activities. Click here for more details about the day!

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