Welcome to Advent Episcopal School!

Whether you know us well or are just discovering Advent for the first time, I am confident you will see that learning is truly celebrated at the Advent. Since 1950, this Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade independent school has joyfully lived out its mission to provide a superior, advanced, and enriched education to a diverse student population in a caring Christian environment.   Here, an exemplary group of educators serve a younger generation of learners, skillfully weaving academia, love, spirituality, self-discipline, resilience, respect, and inspiration. Always with an eye to their futures, Advent positions its students to succeed and excel as they begin high school and very quickly, college.
What do children remember? The same thing adults do: the extraordinary. We believe an Advent education is exactly that, and it extends well beyond the traditional classroom, encompassing music, art, athletics, travel, theater, and community service. It grows into intangibles such as confidence, courage, creativity, kindness, sportsmanship, and citizenship. It is both gratifying and heartwarming to see our graduates return to annual events and express their matured appreciation for those who loved, taught, and challenged them and then set them on their way, well poised for the road ahead.
For the 2020-2021 school year, we look forward to serving those already entrusted to our care and to meeting new friends who want to learn more about Advent Episcopal School. If you are searching for an extraordinary school for your child, I encourage you to visit us and welcome an opportunity to share a cup of coffee with you and discuss the advantages and benefits of an Advent education.
With warm regards,

W. Palmer Kennedy
Head of School

Office of the Head of School

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Palmer Kennedy

    Palmer Kennedy 

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  • Photo of Lady Anne Buchanan

    Lady Anne Buchanan 

    Administrative Assistant
    University of Alabama - B.S.
Founded in 1950 and located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, Advent Episcopal School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th.