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 for more than a half-century.
Today, we are just as committed as ever.  At Advent Episcopal School, our mission is to offer a superior, advanced, and enriched education to a diverse student population in a caring, Christian enviornment at an independent, equal-opportunity school.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 265 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,980
  • Acceptance rate: 64%
  • 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
265 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Advent Episcopal Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
51%
Average Class Size
14 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
JPK and PreK Tuition is $12,500
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
64%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christie Janey
Admissions Associate
Elizabeth Wilson

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Chess, Math Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Ensemble Choir

School Calendar

View the Advent Episcopal Day School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Labor Day-School Closed
September 05, 2022 (Monday)
Fall Break-School Closed
October 07, 2022 (Friday)
Veteran's Day-School Closed
November 11, 2022 (Friday)
Thanksgiving Holiday-School Closed
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Christmas Holiday-School Closed
December 19, 2022 (Monday)
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 265 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,980
  • Acceptance rate: 64%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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