students split between grades 6-12, helping create a community where every student is valued.
years of successfully operating one of the most progressive and innovative programs in the country.
of families report Avalon as a safe and positive learning community every year.
Avalon School is an award-winning public school that has been serving students in St. Paul and beyond for over 20 years.
Avalon School Board
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Applying at Avalon is simple - just visit our SchoolAdmin portal, create an account, and then complete an application form online.
You can fill out an application over the phone or in person by visiting or calling our front office at 651.649.5495 ext. 204. You can also call or text 651.217.8348 for enrollment help. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your form has been submitted.
Our regular school day starts at 9am and ends at 3:40pm. Our building is open on Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm.
If your student needs to wait for a ride after our building hours close, they are welcome to wait outside of our building or at a nearby coffee shop.
Avalon provides Metro Transit bus passes to all students who live more than 2.0 miles away from our school. The bus pass options include an unlimited ride pass, or a 10-ride pass for students who rely on public transit on a less than daily basis.
Students and families must complete a transportation agreement form before being issued their desired bus pass. There is also an opportunity to opt-in to a car pool app in order to find Avalon families near you: Carpool Connector.
In 2018-19 we added sports teams! Avalon has our own cross country running team, nordic ski team, and ultimate frisbee team. We have partnerships with nearby schools for girls volleyball, wrestling, baseball, and basketball.
Avalon offers a series of extracurricular activities that take place during and after regular school hours. These offerings change often, due to the fact that most clubs and groups are student-developed, led, and maintained.
As a public, non-profit charter school, Avalon is free for all students in the state of Minnesota.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Our son has never felt this supported in a school setting before. He feels really seen, heard, and valued at Avalon. He has a wide variety of friends and opportunities through Avalon and is absolutely thriving! We can't thank the Avalon community enough for creating this kind of trusting and growth-minded community.
Family Survey, 2023
The advisor model is very effective. My child has forged positive, supportive relationships with their advisors which helps them be successful in all their classes. There is also a great parent community at Avalon.
Family Survey, 2023
The small size allows for a lot of personal connection with and support from staff and for our son to have developed a solid group of friends, which he didn't have in his old school. I like the way academics are explored and how students are encouraged to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning to a good extent. The school feels like a real community, involving families in the school culture.