A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.
Anne's 16th birthday inspires her to learn more about her genealogy. Meanwhile, the school kids prepare for the Queen's entrance exams, leaving Diana isolated.
Anne's search takes her back to the orphanage, where she's forced to confront new realities while Elijah pays a visit to Avonlea.
As Easter approaches, Mary's illness brings change to Avonlea. An Indian Affairs agent brings news that changes Ka'kwet's life.
Ka'kwet travels to school, while Anne embarks on the next phase of her quest. Diana pushes back against her parent's wishes resulting in an unforeseen adventure.
A dance rehearsal generates sparks -- and tension. A field trip to the woods opens new horizons for Gilbert. Bash seeks help from an unexpected source.
Avonlea hosts the Island County Fair, which brings romance, heartbreak, competition, and disaster. Matthew goes head to head with an old friend, while Jerry seizes a unique opportunity and Anne seeks the advice of a fortune teller. The barn dance brings a devastating incident to light and compels Anne to take bold action.
Anne rallies the town to speak out against injustice. Josie makes a brave decision. A secret comes to light, causing a rift between Anne and Diana. Miss Stacy and the kids raise the ire of the School’s Board of Directors, to disastrous results.
The students sit for the Queen's entrance exams. Ka’kwet hatches a plan. Aunt Josephine visits and brings a devious scheme. Gilbert is given an opportunity he never could have dreamed of. A new arrival in Avonlea tests Bash’s patience.
After a shocking act of violence, Oqwatnuk and Aluk call upon the Cuthberts for help. Anne is forced to confront harsh truths. Gilbert makes a decision about his future.
As the students prepare to depart for Queen’s College, Gilbert takes a final chance. Marilla intervenes on Diana’s behalf. Anne embraces her future but finds that change also brings loss. Elijah returns to Avonlea. Anne has a fateful encounter in Charlottetown. Series finale.