While conforming to many of the norms of peer institutions, The Avalon School distinguishes itself in several ways. An academically rigorous college preparatory school, Avalon reaches beyond prestigious college admissions and test scores, also measuring its success by the cultural literacy of its students. This concept is based on the notion that boys, regardless of their eventual profession or vocation, should be versed in the arts, literature, poetry, languages, the sciences and religion. Each discipline aims to ignite both the imagination and the intellectual curiosity of every student.
In order to inculcate this cultural literacy, The Avalon School tailors its approach to meet the specific needs of elementary school age and adolescent boys.