summerLEAP at Allendale Columbia

Allendale 14 croppedThe summerLEAP program at Allendale Columbia is a partnership between The Allendale Columbia School and School 17 of the Rochester City School District. SummerLEAP is a summer school enrichment program for students who will enter 1st and 2nd grade. An average day includes breakfast, reading, math, bilingual and character education, lunch, art, music, physical education, and a snack.

These activities are supplemented with a variety of community partnerships and field trips. Our theme is “Be the Change,” and we are committed to providing learning opportunities and experiences that promote empathy, understanding, and community involvement. Through social responsibility and stewardship, we believe all members of our community can work toward, and achieve, social equality and cultural understanding. Within the LEAP program, we believe in strong communication and collaboration between families, program staff, and the larger Rochester community, and we are creating engaging and valuable experiences that inspire lifelong learning.

The 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.


Program Director: Lindsey Brown

Lindsey-Brown_FLindsey Brown earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and master’s degree in Creative Writing at SUNY Brockport and holds New York State Teacher Certifications in Primary Education with a Bilingual Extension, Spanish (7-12), and English (7-12). She has been in the field of education for eight years, and at Allendale Columbia School for five, where she teaches Spanish 6, 7, and 8. Before coming to Allendale Columbia, Lindsey worked in community health and taught in the Upward Bound Program at the University of Rochester.