Visit our campus. Experience the difference.

Visiting Advent is one of the best ways to get to know us and for us to get to know you! There are several different opportunities for you to be on campus:

  • Campus tours - Tours are scheduled through our Admission Office. We are happy to schedule an indivdiual family tour almost any time Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Just let us know what works well for you and we will do our best to make it happen!
  • Open houses - We host three open houses throughout the year. Open houses are typically geared for our prospective parents and include an overview of our curriculum, faculty, students and program as well as a group tour.
  • On campus workshops - Throughout the year, we host various workshops for prospective families-from art to music, french to research-these workshops are a great way to spend time on our campus and meet our faculty. We will post the 2019-2020 workshops later this summer.
  • School events - There are several school-wide events that we welcome prospective families to attend! We hav our second and eighth grade plays, our annual Lessons & Carols celebration at Christmas and our annual Celebrate the Arts in May just to name a few!
To schedule a tour or individual family visit, please call the Admission Office at 205-252-2535. To learn more about our other on campus, fill out an inquiry form. We would love to be in touch!

Open House Dates 2019-2020:
October 24, 2019
January 16, 2020
March 11, 2020

Areas covered on tour:

List of 10 items.

  • Classrooms

    Advent's classrooms are designed for the student experience. On tour, you'll have the opportunity to visit prekindergarten and kindergarten classrooms as well as visit both our lower school (1st-4th grade) classrooms as well as upper school (5th-8th grade) classrooms.
  • Science Lab

    Advent is lucky to have both a lower school and upper school science lab. Science is best learned when applied and our science labs allow students to experience science in action!
  • STEM Lab

    At Advent, our STEM goal is to transform the typical teacher-centered classroom by utilizing a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and require students to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution. The STEM lab is designed to foster this particulary type of learning environment.
  • Music Program

    Advent's music program is unmatched. On tour you'll have an opportunity to see our state-of-the-art performing space and learn more about music across ages at Advent.
  • Foreign Language Program

    There are tremendous benefits to learning a foreign language at a young age. French is taught at all grade levels beginning with our youngest students. It's not unusual for our PreK students to belt out their favorite French song for you during the tour!
  • Art Studios

    Art plays a critical role in an Advent student's experience. You may even have the chance to see the pottery wheels in action during your tour.
  • Explorium

    The Explorium is our flexbile library space. Maintaining library space that allows students the freedom and resources to explore is critical.
  • Chapel

    Chapel time is one of the most important parts of our week at Advent. Each Wednesday, students, faculty, and staff gather as a school community in the nave as time for reflection and support, and to reaffirm to students that they are truly loved and cherished. Students are full participants in the service, which reinforces leadership skills and bolsters their public speaking ability. Parents are always welcome, and are encouraged to attend and sit with their child. 
  • Athletic Facilities

    Located in the heart of downtown, Advent is fortunate to have two large athletic spaces on campus. You'll have the chance to see our full gymnasium as well as our rooftop gym!
  • Playground

    Having time to play is key for brains that are ready to learn! We will be sure you have the chance to check out our playground located right on campus during your visit.

Location

The Advent School is located in downtown Birmingham at 2019 6th Avenue North. The school is situated on the southwest corner of 6th Avenue North and Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North. Richard Arrington Jr Blvd is between 20th Street and 22nd Street. Richard Arrington Jr Blvd is a one-way street heading north, and 6th Avenue North is a one-way street heading west.
For detailed driving directions, please see our Directions & Map page.

School Entrance

The Entrance to the School is located under the portico of the circular drive off 6th Avenue.

Parking

There are several options for parking when you visit the school. There is no visitor parking at the school.

1.  Street Parking.  You may parallel park on the street. There is a 2 hour limit on street parking. The cost for 2 hours is $4.00. The meters only accept quarters.

2.  Parking Deck.  There is a covered public parking deck on 5th Avenue North between 20th Street and Richard Arrington Jr Blvd. The cost for 2 hours is $2.00. 5th Avenue North is a one-way street heading east.

3.  Parking Lot. This open-air lot is on the northeast corner of 5th Avenue North and Richard Arrington Jr Blvd. The entrance is from 5th Avenue North, which is a one-way street heading east. There is a flat rate of $5.00 to park with no time limit.


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.