Avanti: A School of Choice



Our philosophy provides for a creative, authentic, performance-based educational system that equips all students with intellectual skills and promotes emotional intelligence. Students are empowered, informed citizens who contribute actively toward a democratic and equitable society. We honor persity and builds on the strength of its community, deliberately and explicitly, challenging all forms of inequity.


Avanti is a small innovative public high school that provides a personalized learning environment. We build lifelong connections to learning, creativity, resourcefulness, and social justice. Our mission is to promote compassion, critical thinking, and creative self-expression, while emphasizing high standards for all students within an interdisciplinary structure.


Core Themes

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Arts integration

  • Performance-based learning

  • Collaboration over competition

  • Depth in curriculum over coverage

  • Relationship-based environment, importance placed on community

  • Learning to use one’s mind well

  • Personalization

  • Student as worker; teacher as coach

  • Demonstrations of mastery

  • A tone of decency and trust

  • Developing the habits of mind and heart


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.