About Avalon

Established in 2003, The Avalon School brings the spirit of adventure and friendship to boys grades two through twelve in an independent day school featuring a challenging liberal arts curriculum. The school seeks to cultivate in its students a sense of intellectual freedom and personal responsibility; to foster the gifts of faith and culture that are within each boy's reach; and to help them fulfill the deep desire to live a noble life that resides in all men.

These ideals form the foundation of the school and are encouraged through rigorous study, hearty athletics, broad activity and the daily example of both faculty and parents. The Avalon School aims to develop not only fine young men but a vital intellectual and social community of families in Montgomery County.

The School's motto, Duc in altum (Put out into the deep), is taken from Pope John Paul II's Apostolic letter Novo Millennio Ineunte. These words "invite us to remember the past with gratitude, to live the present with enthusiasm, and to look forward to the future with confidence." Young men must learn that taking risks and making commitments in their daily lives - intellectually, spiritually and physically - are necessary to grow both personally and professionally.

Such activities as school-wide poetry competitions, field and camping trips, interscholastic sports and House competitions, and Capture the Flag encourage healthy risk taking and build friendships, discipline and self-assurance based on deeds.


The Avalon School admits new students on the basis of academic promise and achievement, character, extracurricular activities, and other interests. The Avalon School regards education as a joint venture with parents; a key aspect of the admission process involves ascertaining the parental commitment to the applicant's development, along with the parents' ability and desire to support the goals and ideals of the school.

The Avalon School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

How to Apply

Step 1
Submit the appropriate materials: a completed application form and fee of $50 (checks made payable to The Avalon School), at least one teacher recommendation, and a current school transcript. Prospective students are required to spend a day at Avalon "shadowing" a current student.

Step 2
Contact the admissions office, (301) 963-8022, to schedule the family interview.

Step 3
To complete the application process, please download the following documents:

All documents must be completed and returned via mail to the following address before a family interview can be scheduled:

The Avalon School
200 W. Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Attn: Office of Admissions