Allendale Columbia School
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (March 2009)|
|Type||Independent, college preparatory school|
|Founder||Caroline Milliman and Alida Lattimore|
|Grades||Nursery – 12th|
|Location||519 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY, 14618,
Rochester, New York 14618, United States
|Accreditation||Institute for Independent Education and National Association of Independent Education|
|Colors||Blue and white|
|Avg. SAT||623 (Verbal) 635 (Math) 619 (Critical Reading)|
|Annual Tuition||$12,750 (Nursery) - $20,250 (Upper School)|
Allendale Columbia School is an independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory school for students in nursery through twelfth grade. The Columbia School for girls, established in 1890 by Caroline Milliman and Alida Lattimore, and the Allendale School for boys, established in 1926 by a group of Rochester businessmen, merged in 1972 to form the current coeducational school. Allendale Columbia serves Rochester, New York and the surrounding areas.
Allendale Columbia has fifty-four teachers. Thirty-nine of the faculty hold advanced degrees with an average teaching experience of 18 years.
Allendale Columbia School is located on 30 acres (12 ha) in Pittsford, NY. The school is separated into three divisions: Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. While these divisions each have their own area on campus, they share many areas including a 500 seat performance center, library, dining commons, athletic, music, and arts facilities. The students change buildings for various classes and utilize the entire campus throughout their day.
The main buildings house 41 classrooms; five science labs; nine computer labs (three classroom and six mobile); three music classrooms; two art studios, a darkroom, and a digital photography lab; a foreign language lab; a library; a performance center; two gymnasiums; and a science wing.
In 2012, the school opened a residence for international students. The home, located southeast of the campus on Allens Creek Road, accommodates up to 10 students and a full-time Dean of International Programs.
Allendale Columbia School is merged with The Harley School for the purpose of interscholastic sports competition in grades 7 through 12. The two schools began coordinating their athletic programs during the 1972–1973 school year. The joint program is referred to as Harley Allendale Columbia (HAC) and originally competed as the Harley Allendale-Columbia Braves. In 1997, students of both schools voted to change the team name from the Braves to the Wolves. Team supporters are known as the Wolfpack. The tennis team is the strongest part of their sports program—it received seventh place at the national high school tournament in California despite the small size of their schools.
The HAC enforces a “no-cut” Athletic Program, and Varsity spots are guaranteed at any committed seniors.
The Harley/Allendale Columbia coordination exists to enhance the interscholastic athletic program of both schools by combining student bodies, resources, as well as faculty for coaching purposes.
The school has had success in the Finger-Lakes West Division, including sectional titles in Boys and Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Soccer, and Boys and Girls Basketball.
|Baseball||V, JV, M||Spring||Boys'|
|Basketball||V, JV, M||Winter||Boys', Girls'|
|Bowling||V, M||Winter||Boys', Girls'|
|Cross-Country||V, JV, M||Fall||Boys', Girls', Coed (MD Only)|
|Soccer||V, JV, MD||Fall||Boys', Girls'|
|Softball||V, JV, MD||Spring||Girls'|
|Swimming||V, JV, MD||Winter||Boys', Girls'|
|Tennis||V, JV, M||Fall (Girls'), Spring (Boys')||Boys', Girls'|
|Track (outdoor)||V, JV, M||Spring||Boys', Girls', Coed (M Only)|
|Volleyball||V, JV, M||Fall||Girls'|
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