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..."

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2013 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 1907
Campus Size 1000 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 409 students 300 students
% Students of Color 10% 18%
% 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

Acadmics 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 12 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $33 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,500 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,700 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 32% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $26,315 $19,000
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 Geoffrey R. Barlow  

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 12 15
Biology Calculus AB
Calculus BC Economics
English Environmantal Science
Spanish Statistics
Studio Art U.S. Government
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;

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The nearest school is Miss Porter's School (4.1 miles away)
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    860-409-3530
    4.1 mi | 311 students | Gr. 9-12
  • SimsburyThe Ethel Walker School
    All-girls 
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    SimsburyCT06070
    860-408-4200
    4.7 mi | 258 students | Gr. 6-12
  • SimsburyWestminster School
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    (860) 408 3060
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  • WindsorThe Loomis Chaffee School
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    860-687-6400
    11 mi | 650 students | Gr. 9-12
  • SuffieldSuffield Academy
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    860-386-4440
    17.1 mi | 414 students | Gr. 9-12
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