Avon Old Farms School

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 - 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 #9 - 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 School Photo #10 - 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 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,300
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $54,900
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Avon Old Farms School ranks among the top 5 all-boys schools (out of 30 all-boys schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Avon Old Farms School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1927
1906
Campus Size
860 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
405 students
320 students
% Students of Color
15%
25%
% International Students
17%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
67%
Average SAT Score
1270
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1150 - 1390
-
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
18
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$53 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$72,300
(Fees: 2,545)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$54,900
(Fees: 1175)
$35,000
Tuition international students
$1,000
$55,985
% Students on Financial Aid
42%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$28,000
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
60%
-
Acceptance Rate
45%
60%
Director of Admissions
Patrick Miller

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
18
17
Courses
2D Design, African American Studies, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Drawing, English Literature and Composition, Environmantal Science, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Painting, Photography, Physics: C Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government, US History, World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
18
24
Extracurriculars
Spirit

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, The Riddlers

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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;
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Avon Old Farms School cost?
Avon Old Farms School's tuition is approximately $72,300 for boarding students and $54,900 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Avon Old Farms School?
The acceptance rate of Avon Old Farms School is 45%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. Avon Old Farms School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Avon Old Farms School?
Avon Old Farms School famous alumni include: Pete Seeger '36, David Bigelow '44, Richard Yates '44, Stephen Lash '58, Michael Nouri '64, John Garvey '78, George Springer '08, Brian Leetch '86, Kristian Bush ’88 and Kevin McKernan ’91.
What sports does Avon Old Farms School offer?
Avon Old Farms School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling.
What is Avon Old Farms School's ranking?
Avon Old Farms School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Low acceptance rates and High SSAT scores.
When is the application deadline for Avon Old Farms School?
The application deadline for Avon Old Farms School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 2016
5.00
United States Military Academy
Morning meeting every morning at 7:45 am really brought the community together and started each day off right. Also mandatory lunches, they gave you assigned seating which give you the opportunity to meet new people. . .

Class of 2010
5.00
Middlebury College
The physical campus is probably the most unique thing about it. There is nowhere that looks or feels like Avon and it instills the community with a sense of togetherness in ways that are often. . .

Class of 2015
5.00
Tufts University
The all-boys atmosphere provides a working atmosphere similar to a giant team of students banding together to tackle their education. It establishes trust amongst the student body and allows the same kind of trust to. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,300
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $54,900
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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