Avon Old Farms School

500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
Tel: 800-464-2866
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 409 students
"At Avon, academic excellence consists of thorough instruction in the basic disciplines, the development of sound study habits, and the opportunity to be challenged by increasingly complex subject matter.
Because of the quality and experience of the faculty and the careful organization of time set aside for personal instruction and guidance, we believe that a boy will find a superior academic program at Avon Old Farms..."

Alumni Reviews
reviews
  Review School

Top 10 Placements:

Similar Size Schools | All-Boys Schools

Listed among the top 10 schools with > 400 students (out of 102 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Avon Old Farms Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1927 1909
Campus Size 1000 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 409 students 295 students
% Students of Color 10% 19%
% International Students 19% 20%
% Students Boarding 76% 68%
Average SAT Score 1705 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1550 - 1870 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Monthly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 14 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $33 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,450 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,700 $27,525
% Students on Financial Aid 32% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $26,315 $20,465
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 60% -
Acceptance Rate 48% 57%
Director of Admissions Brendon A Welker  
Associate Director of Admissions Leon Hayword  

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 14 16
Biology Calculus AB
Calculus BC Chemistry
Economics English Literature and Composition
Environmantal Science European History
Latin Spanish
Statistics Studio Art
U.S. History World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 46 24
ExtracurricularsAnnual Blood Drive, Art, Audio Visual, Avon Fellowship, Avon Record, Bike Club, Breakdancing Club, Camping Club, Chorale, Community Service, Connecticut Forum, Creative Writing, Cricket, Environmental Club, Film Club, Food Committee, Habitat for Humanity, Hippocrene, History Club, International Club, Irish-American Club, Italian Club, Japanese Animation, Jazz Ensemble, Model UN,

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • A Community Where Traditions Live, Where Scholarship Flourishes, Where Boys Become Men.

  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Pete Seeger '36 - Award-winning musician/songwriter, environmentalist
    • David Bigelow '44 - Co-Chairman and Co-CEO R.C. Bigelow Tea Company
    • Richard Yates '44 - Novelist (Revolutionary Road), short story writer
    • Stephen Lash '58 - Chairman of Christie's, North and South America
    • Michael Nouri '64 - Broadway, film, television actor
    • John Garvey '78 - Garvey Spacecraft; former NASA rocket scientist
    • Brian Conroy '82 - Head of Global Equity Trading, Fidelity Investments
    • Brian Leetch '86 - World Cup, Olympics, and NHL; NY Rangers; Hall of Fame
    • Kristian Bush ’88 - Musician -award winning country music duo- Sugarland
    • Kevin McKernan ’91 - Scientist, Agencourt;Whitehead Institute-Genome Research;

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Miss Porter's School (3.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Farmington, CTMiss Porter's School
    All-girls 
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    860-409-3530
    3.9 mi | 320 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Simsbury, CTThe Ethel Walker School
    All-girls 
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-4200
    4.9 mi | 258 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Simsbury, CT, Westminster School
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860) 408 3060
    8.2 mi | 390 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Windsor, CTThe Loomis Chaffee School
    Office of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
    860-687-6400
    11.3 mi | 650 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Suffield, CTSuffield Academy
    Suffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
    860-386-4440
    17.2 mi | 415 students | Gr. 9-12
Recent Articles
Rolling Admissions
Rolling Admissions
Published February 07, 2015
Two kinds of admissions are in use at American boarding schools: admissions with a fixed deadline and rolling admissions. We take a look at rolling admissions.
The boarding school choices available to international students are as immense as they are exciting. Boarding school fairs, like Linden’s Summer & Boarding School Expositions, are the most comprehensive way to start you on your path to studying at one of these prestigious institutions.
Most boarding schools offer summer programs running about two weeks. Some answers to your questions about what's involved.
Featured Schools
Request Information
I am a:
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of citizenship:
Student is:
In grade:           For entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!