The Avalon School

The Avalon School brings the spirit of adventure and friendship to boys in kindergarten through twelfth grade in an independent day school featuring a challenging liberal arts curriculum.
The school seeks to cultivate in its students a sense of intellectual freedom and personal responsibility; to foster the gifts of faith and culture that are within each boy's reach; and to help them fulfill the deep desire to live a noble life that resides in all men.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded2003
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students207 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade The Avalon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, English, European History, Latin, Spanish Language, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Literature, US History
Average SAT score1100
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(dress pants, shirt, tie, and sport coat for upper school; shirt and tie for lower and middle school)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,500
Tuition Notes$8,275 (K-Grade 2); $13,200 (Grades 3-5); $14,700 (Grades 6-8); $16,500 (Grades 9-12).
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,000
Admissions DirectorJohn J. Acevedo
Admissions AssociateLaura Stohlman

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
FootballSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess, Soup Kitchen at St. Martin of Tours, Student Newspaper

Arts and Music Programs:
Actors Guild, Annual Spring Gala

School Notes

  • The Avalon School admits new students on the basis of academic promise and achievement, character, extracurricular activities, and other interests. The Avalon School regards education as a joint venture with parents; a key aspect of the admission process involves ascertaining the parental commitment to the applicant's development, along with the parents' ability and desire to support the goals and ideals of the school.The Avalon School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. The Avalon School is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
One of the most important responsibilities of a parent is to advocate for your child-being their cheerleader on the sidelines, a defender against their opponents, and a voice when their words seem muted. Every day, we strive to provide our children with the best so that their journey in life is a little less bumpy, with fewer twists and turns. The Avalon school has provided my boys (10, 13) an experience of more then education but the values instilled to be a man of honor and respect. The faculty is engaged, passionate, and empathetic in the success of our boys. The transformation and transition from public school to Avalon was not easy but the results are proof there motto: DUC IN ALTUM. If you are looking for a rigorous academic curriculum and compassionate teachers this is the place for your family.
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Avalon was a great choice and a godsend for my two sons. The curriculum is strong (Avalon teaches the good stuff), and the teachers are talented and dedicated. Each of my boys was profoundly influenced by them. Each had the chance to play on competitive sports teams too, without having to deal with the semi-professional approaches like those in other boys' schools. In short, Avalon is a great school; I wish I had other sons to send there.
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I attended Avalon for 7 years before I graduated and given the chance I would do it all again in a heartbeat. The high level of respect granted to the students by the staff teaches strong moral values by example, not just with words. They challenge students to act in the way a good man should, they will let you fall, but only so you understand that there are consequences for every action, and then they will help you back up and teach you where you went wrong. They manage to maintain an atmosphere that is serious when need be and light-hearted when it is not. I truly feel very fortunate to have been able to attend this school. The friends, the laughs, and the memories made there will last a lifetime.
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We love Avalon! It is a place where our boys can really thrive. I am a parent of two current students who take full advantage of what Avalon offers. They play sports, recite poetry, compete in festival day games, and come home faith-filled, deeply thinking, and physically tired. Both we and our children have formed great friendships over our 10+ years in the Avalon community. It's a traditional boys' school that embodies old traditions, teaching Latin, Math, Sciences, Literature, History, Religion, and Art; and, although they don't have a Philosophy "class," it's clear that our boys come home thinking about things that matter in life. Avalon is a remarkably diverse environment for a school of its size. My sons' classes have families from a variety of socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. As a Roman Catholics it is important to us that the school, and its teachers be a stronghold Faith, but it is also important that the school welcome all kinds of boys. Visit it!
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