Divisions and Courses

Our Academic Approach

Allendale Columbia is a leading independent, diverse 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 globally competitive society.

Our Programs

AC students and families can expect:

  • A vibrant curriculum taught by an experienced and dedicated faculty who are excited about teaching and learning
  • Small classes where every student participates and receives personal attention from their teachers
  • Educational subject matter that builds strong foundational skills in reading, writing, math, and an understanding of global awareness, collaborative problem-solving, and financial literacy
  • A safe, positive community with healthy values, where each student learns good citizenship
  • Ongoing communication between parents, students, and teachers, including formal parent-teacher conferences to discuss student progress
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.