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Allendale Columbia is more than an independent school.

Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia continues, with clarity of purpose, to pursue the goals set many years ago: “academic excellence, the preparation for leadership, the development of character.” 

Allendale Columbia is a leading independent, co-ed, college prep school for students in nursery through grade 12.  Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests.  We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again.  As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers.  Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world - and their place in it.  It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community.  

We are a school defined by academic quality and a strong sense of togetherness. Our exceptional educators lead personalized explorations of learning, offering countless opportunities for students to express themselves, discover their passions, dig deep into subject matter, and achieve academic excellence. Our students, families, faculty and staff frequently collaborate in service to the school, the community and the world, demonstrating the shared values that unite our lives.

Allendale Columbia students go on to achieve meaningful success in higher education and in life because they are informed, confident, and capable.


Allendale Columbia School • 519 Allens Creek Road Rochester, New York 14618 • 585.381.4560 • Contact UsSite Map

Allendale Columbia School is a proud member of the National Association of Independent Schools and has received full accreditation from NYSAIS.


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