Advent Episcopal School

  • The Advent -- true to its name -- is a beginning; the beginning of an adventure in learning that starts at four-year-old kindergarten 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1950
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2016, 2017

Student Body

Total Students315 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeAdvent Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,346
Tuition NotesPre-K $7,450.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSusie Fawal
Admissions AssociateCarolyn Neal


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess, Math Team

Club or Organization:
Puzzle Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Ensemble Choi
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