Avanti: A School of Choice



Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that students make the most of their learning when they take ownership of their education and engage in meaningful and relevant learning experiences. We believe that this ownership naturally develops within a learning community steeped in creativity, innovation, and inclusivity generated by an emphasis on equity.


We have a commitment to the process of learning within an interdisciplinary, project and mastery based educational environment. Avanti classes focus on depth over breadth and often include the integration of content areas. We seek to empower students to make connections between academic disciplines, their lived experience, and the larger global community. We believe students deserve the opportunity to go deep – to develop and pursue particular passions guided by mentors in our community who can encourage excellence and support them in nurturing their unique gifts. 


Core Themes

  • Collaboration over competition

  • Connection to the natural environment 

  • Arts integration 

  • Student centered educational approach  

  • Developing mutual trust and respect

  • Student as learner; Teacher as mentor 

  • Cultivating Resourcefulness 

  • Social Justice Emphasis  

  • Growth/Revision/Mastery 

  • Uncovering, honoring, and cultivating the gifts of every learner


About Us - Ranked by US News and World Report

  • Ranked as one of the top 122 high schools (out of 587 high schools in 252 districts) in Washington state by US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT. Recipient of the 2013 BRONZE AWARD.
  • Recognized as a "2016/2014/2013/2011 SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION" by Washington State ASCD; WSSDA; AESD; CEE; WASA; AWSP; and PDK for scoring within the top 5% of highest improving schools in the state of Washington over a five year period. (4 times the past 6 years)
  • 2014 School of Excellence in Arts Education Award (Arts ED Washington / AWSP)
  • Received the 2011 WASHINGTON STATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in the areas of Overall Improvement and Language Arts.
  • 2009 Avanti High School was ranked in the Top 10 for highest performing ALE high schools in Washington State by a BERC Group study for OSPI.