Prospective Student and Family FAQs

Does Avalon School charge tuition fees? 
As a public, non-profit charter school, Avalon is free for all students in the state of Minnesota. 

How do I apply to Avalon School? 
Applying at Avalon is simple - just visit our SchoolAdmin portal, create an account, and then complete an application form online. You can also request a hard copy paper application by visiting or calling our front office at 651.649.5495 ext. 200. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your form has been submitted. 

Can interested families and students tour or shadow at Avalon? 
Yes! We provide tours twice a week (Tuesdays at 9am and Wednesdays at 2:45pm) and can schedule a half-day shadowing experience on most normal school days. Click on the link here to sign up for a tour, a shadowing experience, or both. 

What transportation is available for students to use to get to/from school? 
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. 

What are the daily hours of operation at Avalon? 
Our regular school day starts at 9am and ends at 3:40pm. Our building is open on Monday-Thursday from 8am to 4:30pm and on Friday from 8am-4pm. 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 one of many nearby establishments (coffee shops, restaurants, Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute). 

What sports or extracurricular programming is available at Avalon? 

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. Currently, Avalon offers extracurricular programming in the following clubs and groups: 

  • Dungeons and Dragons club 
  • Coding Club 
  • Academic Decathlon 
  • Robotics 
  • Theatre 
  • Social Justice Club 
  • Knitting Club 
  • Improv

Still have questions?

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