Avon Old Farms School

500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
Tel: 800-464-2866
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 409 students
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"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..."

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Avon Old Farms Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 11-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1927 1910
Campus Size 800 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 409 students 300 students
% Students of Color 10% 20%
% International Students 19% 20%
% Students Boarding 76% 67%
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


Endowment Size $50 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,450 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,700 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 32% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $26,315 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 60% -
Acceptance Rate 48% 56%
Director of AdmissionsBrendon A Welker
Associate Director of AdmissionsLeon Hayword

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

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


# 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


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)
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School Notes:

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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Miss Porter's School (3.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 3.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 321 students60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
  • 4.9 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 250 students230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
  • 8.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 390 students995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860) 408 3060
  • 11.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 650 studentsOffice of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
  • 17.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 415 studentsSuffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
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