Advent Episcopal Day School

As Birmingham's only independent, Episcopal, JPK-8th grade school, Advent Episcopal School's mission is to provide students with a superior education in a caring, Christian environment to prepare them for a life of learning, leadership, and service.
The Advent -- true to its name -- is a beginning; the beginning of an adventure in learning that starts in our junior pre-kindergarten program and progresses through eighth grade to give each individual child a firm academic foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Yet, we believe that the mental development of a child cannot be isolated from his or her physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
In a big, rapidly changing world, The Advent provides the stability of a wholesome, caring, small-school environment where each child can experience the total learning process - thinking, planning, and problem solving - in an atmosphere of enthusiasm.
This has been our commitment since we were founded in 1950.  Today, we are just as committed as ever.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 227 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,600
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Advent Episcopal Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1950
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Student Body

Total Students
227 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Advent Episcopal Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
JPK and PreK Tuition is $14,900
Summer Program Cost
$2,800
Summer Program Cost Notes
12-Month Care enrollment option includes a discount on summer camp
% on Financial Aid
28%
Admissions Director
Christie Janey
Admissions Associate
Lelia Carlson

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Acolytes, Chess, Cross & Shield, French Club, National Junior Honor Society, Scholars Bowl, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Choral Ensemble

School Notes

  • Advent is a traditional school with a rigorous and advanced academic curriculum providing the space and capacity for innovation. We believe each child is unique and in a constant process of change so we involve students in the total learning process by engaging their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being to meet high standards. Students are encouraged through varied educational approaches to question, challenge, and explore in their discovery of knowledge and truth.
  • Advent is small by design, allowing us to ensure that all students are loved, supported, and known-both for who they are now and who they are yet to become. Our school community of faculty, staff, students, and parents fosters a feeling of family that encourages personal growth and helps children develop a strong sense of responsibility and a positive sense of self.
  • With students and faculty from every corner of Birmingham and representing varied and diverse backgrounds, our school is a true reflection of our community. Advent strives to cultivate a respectful and appreciative spirit of excellence. We believe in unity, not uniformity, and in the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving, gracious God.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Advent Episcopal Day School cost?
Advent Episcopal Day School's tuition is approximately $15,600 for private students and $2,800 for summer students.
What sports does Advent Episcopal Day School offer?
Advent Episcopal Day School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Advent Episcopal Day School's ranking?
Advent Episcopal Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Advent Episcopal Day School?
The application deadline for Advent Episcopal Day School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

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Event
Date
President's Day- School Closed
February 19, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break-School Closed
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Easter Monday- School Closed
April 01, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School- Noon Dismissal
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 227 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,600
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Birmingham, AL is $9,550 for elementary schools and $12,725 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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