Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent coed college prep 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 global community.