Avon Old Farms School

5.00 (6 reviews)
500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
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Avon Old Farms School Photo #1 - Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms stands as the leader in preparing boys to become men.
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Avon Old Farms School Photo #1 - Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms stands as the leader in preparing boys to become men.
Avon Old Farms School Photo #2 - Our 860 acre campus is comprised of breathtaking panoramic vistas; rustic hiking trails; a serene pond for swimming and fishing; and abundant seasonal foliage.
Avon Old Farms School Photo #3 - Our core values of Brotherhood, Scholarship, Integrity, and Sportsmanship serve as the foundation to enduring life lessons at Avon Old Farms.
Avon Old Farms School Photo #4 - 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.
Avon Old Farms School Photo #5 - Our sports teams have won over 30 league and New England championships over the last 15 years, and many of our athletes move on to compete for some of the nation's foremost collegiate programs before moving on to be famous professional athletes.
Avon Old Farms School Photo #6 - Aspirando et Perseverando. Avon inspires young men to aspire and persevere in the pursuit of excellence and self-discovery.
Avon Old Farms School Photo #7 - Avon cultivates young men of integrity, who honor wisdom, justice, inclusion, service and the pursuit of truth, all within a tightly bonded brotherhood community.
Avon Old Farms School Photo #8 - At Avon, the arts are more than paint on a canvas, pixels on a screen, notes in the air, or chords in the hand - our boys experience a journey of creative discovery through personal programs allowing them to explore their undiscovered talents.
Avon Old Farms School Photo #9 - Our English Cotswold styled architecture has been compared to the majestic environment of that found in the classic academy award winning Harry Potter movies.
Avon Old Farms School Photo #10 - Because of the quality and experience of the faculty/staff 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.
Avon Old Farms is expert in educating boys by leveraging relational learning in a very structured and well balanced environment, fostering the character traits needed to be successful throughout one's entire life, all within a unique brotherhood community - guided by traditional Avonian values.
Avon is a Community Where Traditions Live, Where Scholarship Flourishes, Where Boys Become Men.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Avon Old FarmsBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19271907
Campus Size860 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment405 students300 students
% Students of Color
15%
25%
% International Students
17%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
Average SAT Score1270* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1150 - 1390-
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio6:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1818
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$53 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$65,900
(Fees: 2390)
$59,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$33,500
% Students on Financial Aid
42%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$28,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT60%-
Acceptance Rate
45%
58%
Director of AdmissionsPatrick Miller

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1818
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Literature and Composition, Environmantal Science, French Language and Culture, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics: C Mechanics, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government, US History, World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1416
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1923
ExtracurricularsSpirit

Club or Organization:
Big Brothers, International Club, Newspaper, Nimrod Club, Social Activities Committee, Squash Club, Stock Market Club, Student Activities Association, Student Council, Technology Club, Theatre Productions, Toys for Tots, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Hippocrene, Jazz Club, Music, Riddlers Choral Group, The Riddlers

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

  • Established: 1927 by the famous architect Theodate Pope Riddle
  • Campus Size: 860 beautiful acres conveniently located between Boston & New York City
  • Enrollment: 405 boys, 75% are Boarding Students
  • States/countries Represented: 26/20 with an International Student Population of 20%
  • Average Class Size: 12 with a 6:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
  • Interscholastic Sports: 15
  • Avon Old Farms School accreditations: TABS
  • 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
    • George Springer '08 - 2017 World Series Most Valuable Player MLB Multi-year All Star
    • Brian Leetch '86 - Hockey Hall of Fame, World Cup, Olympics; NY Rangers;
    • Kristian Bush ’88 - Musician -grammy award winning country music duo- Sugarland
    • Kevin McKernan ’91 - Scientist, Agencourt;Whitehead Institute-Genome Research;

Profile last updated: 02/18/2021

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