Welcome to Advent!

An Education Unlike Any Other

Every parent wants the best education for their child. At Advent, we provide a rigorous and supportive learning environment to build a strong academic foundation so that every child is successful in high school, college, and beyond.

The Advent Advantage

Advent prioritizes a comprehensive education to equip our students with the knowledge they need as they prepare for high school.

A Different Lens

Diversity is what makes Advent different from other schools. Our students come from all walks of life all across Birmingham and are able to learn from each other.

Downtown Campus

Our downtown location is a critical component of the Advent experience. With educational venues, museums, and resources just steps away from our front door, students are immersed in a thriving downtown community.

"Good Enough" shouldn't be good enough for your child.

How do you know that your child is receiving the education that truly prepares them for high school, college, and a lifetime of success?

Don't Slip Through the Cracks

Most schools in Alabama are so large that some children can get lost in the shuffle. Every child deserves to grow in an environment where they're ready to take on high school with confidence.

Redefining Academic Potential

Advent's curriculum is designed to push your child past their perceived capabilities. We not only help your child reach their potential - we help redefine their potential completely.

More Than Checking the Box

Most schools do just enough to check the boxes necessary to move your child on to the next step. Due to Advent's smaller class sizes and personal attention, we know each child's strengths and growth opportunities and we personalize their education to ensure when your child starts high school, they have the knowledge they need to lead the way.

Individualized Guidance Every Step of the Way

We believe every child can exceed their perceived expectations. So, we've created a culture that helps them unlock their full potential.

Our faculty is comprised of parents like you. We not only want your child to receive an excellent education, but have fun while learning.

We know, first-hand, that an excellent education is a foundational need for all children, and we're doing everything we can to help prepare the next generation!

Trusted by Leading Associations

Tuition, Fees, & Aid

We recognize that an Advent education is a significant investment in your child's education. Advent works hard to ensure this foundation and transformative educational experience is a reality for all qualified applicants. There are several options we offer to assist families.

Tuition payments can be made in single, bi-annual, and monthly installments. Addiitonally, we offer tuition assistance to families tha demonstrate financial need. The details regarding thie tuition assistance process can be found on the "Apply for Aid" page.


Student textbooks are provided by the school, so there are no additional textbook fees.

Activity Fee

The student activity fee varies with grade level.

Generally, the fee covers field trips (except food and spending money); theatrical and musical performances; seminars; individual and class picture sets; the school yearbook; and French, computer, music, and science fees.

Tuition Rates 2022-2023

JPK & Pre-Kindergarten - $13,250
Kindergarten - 8th Grade - $14,800

Tuition is payable by single payment, biannual payments, 4-, 10-, or 12 month payment plans. The 12 month payments begin June 1, while the 10 month payments are due August 1. 

Advent's Application Process

Step 1

Take our 360-degree tour

We've made it as easy as possible to see Advent for yourself from the comfort of your home.

Step 2

Talk to our Admission Counselor

There are a lot of things to consider when finding the right education for your child. Let us talk with you to help find what's best for your son or daughter.

Step 3

Submit an Application

Applying for the upcoming semester is now quick and easy. Fill out our applcation form online, and we'll take care of the rest!

Our Promises to You

At Advent, your family is our family, so we do everything we can to ensure your child is prepared for the future.

Individualized Learning

No two children are the same. So, why are curriculums focused on the average student? Thanks to Advent's smaller class sizes, our teachers are able to teach your child's individual strengths and weaknesses to ensure your child is ready to take the next step.

A Diverse Learning Experience

What makes Advent so special? Our student body is comprised of all walks of life. Your child will get to experience learning from those who see the world differently which create a complete, 360-degree education experience.

Peace of Mind

"How do I know my child is ready for high school?" This question weighs heavy on every parent. Our proven curriculum and educational environment has shown - time and time again - that every student that walks through our door will have the knowledge and skills necessary to lead the way in high school.

Leaving Advent Well-Rounded

We understand that education happens outside of the traditional classroom walls. That's why we offer a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities so your child will have a depth of experience and skills that go far beyond the classroom.
I feel very fortunate that my two children had the opportunity to spend their elementary and middle school years at Advent.  Not only were they more than adequately prepared academically to succeed at two of the most challenging high schools in the state, the character and spiritual development they received at Advent will continue to benefit them throughout their lives. 
If I could design psychologically safe schools, every elementary school in America would go from K through grade 8 and would be no larger than 400 children.

At Advent, We're Committed to Equipping Your Child for Lifelong Success

The Advent Advantage

Challenging Academic Content
Our teachers provide meaningful and challenging lessons, assessments, and feedback to support academic learning.

Strong Community Engagement
Advent offers a host of opportunities for students to stay engaged with their school family. Advent is a home away from home for students and faculty.

Support for the Whole Child
We are committed to supporting the social, emotional, spiritual, and physical health of all of our students.

When you drop your child off every morning, you'll know they're being equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to make the world a better place.

Have a Question? We're Here to Help!

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