MISSION

Advent Episcopal School provides students a superior education in a caring, Christian environment to prepare them for a life of continued learning, leadership, and service.
 
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 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.

PHILOSOPHY

The school staff believes that each child is unique and is in a constant process of change. Because of this, the mental development of each child cannot be isolated from the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The individual child should be exposed to and involved in the total learning process—thinking, planning, and problem solving. To develop fully the potential of each child, the school staff seeks and uses the best methods and materials available in each area of learning, believing that all areas of learning should be related to and interwoven with a student’s every experience. To assist in the continuing growth of each child, Advent teachers employ varied learning concepts and provide an atmosphere of enthusiasm for learning. Further, it is believed that a continuing evaluation of the learning process of each child in relation to the school program is essential.

This Episcopal school is committed to the education of students in a Christian atmosphere and to fulfilling its responsibilities to the community by providing qualified, experienced teachers and staff and a balanced curriculum. The staff strives to make total involvement in education a bond between the school, the teacher, the student, and the parent. The student enrollment is limited to provide individual attention and instruction.


PRAYER

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, watch over, we pray Thee, the Advent Episcopal School. Bless all who teach and all who learn, and grant that we may ever look unto Thee, who art the fountain of all wisdom. Lead us in the search for truth and beauty; grant us grace to choose the good and reject the evil; and let Thy love show forth in our lives, we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
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.