Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Vision

As a diverse community of learners, AC acknowledges, respects, and upholds equity and inclusion as crucial pillars for a transformative education.

We strive to build safe, inclusive, and brave spaces that cultivate an expansive sense of belonging for all. Through committed collaboration and ongoing reflection, we seek to align our practices ever closer to the needs and ideals of our community.  
Allendale Columbia is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment free from violence, harassment, bullying or discrimination.

Parents, students, and staff can use the link below to anonymously report concerns. Please note, this form does not replace mandated reporting procedures that are in place.

If you believe you, someone else, or the school, has been the target of harassment, bullying, or discrimination, or you have concerns about a student, please use this form to report all allegations.

The Deans or Director of Equity will respond to each allegation in the context of our Code of Conduct. Investigations will begin within 24 hours.

  • All complaints will be treated in a confidential manner.
  • False reporting of incidents may result in disciplinary consequences and may be reported to a law enforcement agency.

AC Family Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups at Allendale Columbia School are welcoming spaces designed to foster connections, understanding, and support among parents and caregivers with shared identities or experiences.

Led by our Director of Equity & Community Engagement, Angelica Davis-Bernard, these groups provide a platform for open dialogue on topics that align with AC's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Participants engage in conversations that address common challenges, celebrate shared joys, and contribute to a more inclusive community.

These affinity groups create a supportive environment where individuals can share experiences, build connections, and work together to enhance the sense of belonging within the AC community.

Join us in cultivating a network that values and embraces the richness of diverse perspectives! Our current active affinity groups include:
  • Neurodivergent

If you'd like to see additional affinity groups added to this growing list, or to learn more and get involved, please email Angelica Davis-Bernard.

Director of Equity & Community Engagement

Angelica Davis-Bernard was born and raised in Rochester, NY. A proud Rochesterian, she came to AC in 2022 with more than a decade of experience working with students, families, and educators in the public school setting. Prior to her work at AC, she served as a leader and advocate for students, parents, and colleagues in her capacity as a school counselor. She also supported the development of systems reaching YWCP’s graduation rate and college bound program and led several initiatives in which she was a leader of the Trauma, Illness, Grief (TIG) team, the restorative team, Urban League of Rochester Black Scholars program coordinator, and the DASA coordinator. Angelica graduated from Saint John Fisher University with a BS in Psychology where she minored in Human Resources. She also earned a Masters Degree in Human Development with a Specialization in School Counseling from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, and she completed her Educational Leadership certification program through SUNY Brockport. In her free time, Angelica enjoys spending time with her family, reading devotionals, traveling, and nature.
At Allendale Columbia, we prepare students for the world they will inherit. In our trusting and responsive environment, students in nursery through grade 12 grow in confidence and develop scholastic independence.