Allendale Columbia School thrives
United as a single entity, the Allendale Columbia School blossomed. In 1982, the school adopted a Long Range Plan, setting lofty programmatic and financial goals, many of which were met in the following years. A 1990 Centennial Celebration was a major milestone, setting the tone for the last years of the 20th century.
In the new millennium, major improvements continued. The Gleason Science Wing, Gannett Gymnasium, and Curtis Performance Center were added, and the Alumni Gymnasium, Arts Building, and Library underwent significant renovations.
The year 2000 saw the successful conclusion of a three-year endowment campaign, Educating for Excellence, which added five million dollars to the School's already strong endowment fund, for the particular purpose of supporting faculty compensation.
In 2002, the courtyard was renovated, and darkrooms were added to the art facilities. The administrative wing was renovated, and the admissions team was moved to the front of the school with their own welcoming entrance.