Cobblestone school (Rochester, NY)


  • Name:Jennifer Little

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cobblestone school
  • Address:10 prince st
    Rochester, NY 14607
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:5852714548

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:5857324034
  • Other fax:5852713501

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Cobblestone School is a leader in child-centered education. It is a model of current best teaching practices to promote each student's unique intellectual, social, and emotional growth. The school leaves intact and fosters each child's innate love of learning and curiosity about the world. Small classes allow the teachers to challenge each child to grow into his or her potential while participating as an active member of a learning community. Cobblestone School nurtures life-long habits of mind and heart to develop in each student the inner resources for success in academic pursuits and in life.
    In 1983, Cobblestone opened its doors to 28 students. Within ten years Cobblestone expanded to include a Middle School with an average enrollment of 120 students.
    Over the years, Cobblestone has been involved with local universities and colleges by providing placements for student teachers and professional development workshops for experienced teachers. The Director and staff collaborate with other school districts to provide workshops on interdisciplinary curriculum, integrated learning and portfolio assessments. Additionally the staff conducts presentations at a variety of conferences in the area. Guided by its philosophy, Cobblestone has worked to remain a viable alternative to the more traditional educational programs available in Rochester. Cobblestone offers students and teachers the opportunity to become involved in their own learning and growth.
    Cobblestone further embeds its curriculum in a Service Learning approach. Service Learning is an experiential method of teaching, learning and reflecting that combines the academic classroom curriculum with meaningful service throughout the community to enrich the overall learning experience, teach civic responsibility, encourage lifelong civic engagement, and strengthen communities for the common good.

  • History:
  • Cobblestone School, located in the center of Rochester, NY opened its doors in 1983 and provides a program rich in English Language Arts, Conceptual Mathematics, Science, Service-Learning, Art, Music, Foreign Languages, Physical Education, Cultural Explorations, Sustainability, Technology and Community Building skills. Cobblestone further embeds its curriculum in a Service Learning approach.
    Cobblestone School provides a rich, well-rounded
    educational program to grades pre-K-8 in: English Language Arts, Conceptual Mathematics, Science, Service-
    Learning, Art, Music, Foreign Languages, Physical Education, Cultural Explorations, Plays and Performances,
    Green Themes and Sustainability, Technology and Community
    Building skills.
    At Cobblestone School, teachers facilitate experiential learning through the arts, sciences and service-learning
    projects with their students and community partners. The program is rigorous and rooted in the arts and real word,
    meaningful learning activities. Currently the students participate in gallery exhibitions, such as Rochester’s First
    Friday’s exhibits, present research at the Rochester Regional Community Design Center and St. John Fisher College
    as well as utilizing nearby galleries and museums, such as Rochester Contemporary Art Center and the Rochester
    Museum and Science Center.
    Cobblestone students partner with St. John Fisher College students on environmental science research projects. Cobblestone has been awarded grants from several foundations including the Toshiba America foundation, the Wilson Foundation and the Rochester Area Community Foundation and works with local environmental urban design centers such as the Rochester Regional Community Design Center and Green Village Consultants, providing curriculum involving community mapping, bridging communities and sustainable environmental design.
    Cobblestone embeds its curriculum in a Service Learning approach. A recent study by the Corporation for
    National and Community Service (CNCS, 2008) found that "only 24% of schools offered formal service learning in
    2008, compared to 32% in 1999...the challenges in implementing servicelearning
    are related to other priorities that schools have to deal with (e.g., academic requirements, standardized test scores),
    lack of funding and other resources, lack of professional development opportunities to learn about service-learning,
    and a lack of awareness about policies encouraging service-learning in schools. The Rochester City School District
    faces such challenges and Cobblestone School is committed to collaborating with District schools on
    Service-Learning projects initiated by Cobblestone.
    Davila and Mora (2007) found that required community service leads to higher academic performance in reading,
    mathematics, science, and history. Moreover, required community service, more so than voluntary service, also
    increases the odds of subsequent college graduation. (
    The subject of this proposal is a project involving a collaboration between suburban elementary and urban high
    school students which will build trust between students and among residents and facilitate future involvement.
    Through collaborative classes, partnerships with community organizations, community mapping and interfacing
    with local government, students from both public and private schools will gain familiarity with their physical
    environment, learn about creating sustainable spaces in communities. This will result in their being more
    comfortable and knowledgeable about their community and will increase the potential of their becoming active
    citizens in their school's neighborhood and community.

  • Year established:1983
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:10
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:16


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:22-2795769

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:222795769
  • Organization Name:COBBLESTONE SCHOOL
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% BARB QUINN
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 67271
  • Organization City:ROCHESTER
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:14617-7271
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 1988
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):030
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):School, college, trade school, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:B24Z
  • Asset Amount:$8,198
  • Asset Code:1 ($1 - $9,999)
  • Income Amount:$30,941
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$30,941
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:25:28 pm

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