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Allendale Columbia School

Established: 1890

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Fall Year

School Description

Located in the city of Rochester, New York, Allendale Columbia School is a member of the Hybrid Learning Consortium to offer online AP, honors, and regular courses that wouldn’t be accessible on campus. They offer specialized programs in global engagement, entrepreneurship, and STEM/innovation, as well as community projects for local engagement and an enriching hands-on academic experience.

The 33-acre campus has a New STEM Commons, 1 to 1 Technology Program, Design and Innovation Laboratory, 3D printers, a Lasercutter, over 40 classrooms, a performance art center, music rooms, art studios, science labs, computer labs, and a digital art lab.

Allendale Columbia School is partnered with another independent school in Rochester to offer a comprehensive selection of competitive sports such as golf, volleyball, and track.
Students present four drama productions and six concerts each year on the 500-seat Curtis Performance Center’s professional stage.

Allendale Columbia was named Niche’s #1 Best Private High School and #1 Best Private K-12 School in Rochester. Worth Magazine recognized Allendale Columbia School as a top 100 school for sending students to Ivy League universities.

Boarding students at Allendale live in one of two homes next to the campus. The boys’ dorm houses ten students and the girls’ dorm houses eight. A private chef serves dinner every evening and the school organizes on- and off-campus activities every weekend.


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Famous Alumni

1) Patrick Doyle ’89, Sculptural Artist, 2) Eric Foote ’05, Software Engineer, The Robotics Institute, 3) Kholiswa Laird ’00, Post Doctoral Scientist, University of Rochester, 4) Natan Khishchenko ’93, Neurologist, Park Ridge Hospital, 5) Pam Block ’87, Executive Director: The Baltimore Urban Debate League, 6) Carson Cooman ’00, Composer of Contemporary Classical Music

  • 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 33 acres Campus Size
  • 17% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Speciality Programs
STEM, Global Engagement, Senior Project and Internship Program, College Visits on Campus
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country Running, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
2D Art and Design, 2D Art and Design, Art - Video
Band, Choir, Jazz Ensemble
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Programming, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Government and Politics, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Statistics
Chinese, French, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Classics Club, Community Service, Dance Team, Environmental, French Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (Model UN), Muse, Social Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Life Committee, Synergy, Thespian Society
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Minimum
Not Accepted
TOEFL Minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Minimum Duolingo: 98; Post-Grad students can only apply if from a non-Asian country Accepts only Non-Asian students for post-grad program

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