We are so glad that you want to start (or continue) your child's educational path at Advent. To attend Advent, each student must apply by going through the application process. Please remember, if you have any questions along the way, the staff at Advent is more than glad to help.

Parents are welcome to submit an application for their child as early as they would like but applications received prior to October 31, 2018 will receive priority status. We will continue to accept applications after October 31, 2018 on a rolling basis as space permits but encourage you to complete your application early!

While many of our students enter Advent in prekindergarten and kindergarten, we do accept students at all grade levels each year. To be considered for Pre-Kindergarten, a student must be 4 years old by October 1.
Applying to Advent involves three separate phases: Apply, Review, and Acceptance.


The first is the application phase. To be considered as “Applied”, Advent must have in its possession:

  1. A completed Application Form: Click the link to complete the online Application.
  2. Photo of the Applicant: The photo may be uploaded or mailed into the school.
  3. $75.00 Application fee  Paid as part of the on-line Application process. This fee also covers testing.
Once the school has received the three required items, you will be contacted about setting up a testing date.

Assessment & Review

The next phase is the assessment and review phase. Parents are requested to bring their child to Advent for an entrance exam. The exam Advent uses for kindergarten is the KSAT. Grade school applicants are given the SAT (Stanford Achievement Test).


The final phase is the acceptance phase.  If accepted, the parents will receive a letter from the school with instructions on how to complete the online contract.  This contract must be signed electronically by parents within 10 days.
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.