Avon Old Farms School - Review #1

Avon Old Farms School

About the Author:

College Enrolled United States Military Academy
Home Town, State (Country) Wenham , MA
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School Student council, 5:45am workout club, big brother little brother program, nimrod club, young conservatives club, outward bound, habitat for humanity, varsity lacrosse captain, varsity B hockey captain and varsity football.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 that you otherwise would not have the chance to meet.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I got into West Point, I had wanted to go there every since I was a little kid. Avon was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. I wouldn't be there today if it wasn't for Avon.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Join more clubs, be more outgoing, take advantage of the Avon/Miss Porters opportunities. Jump right into Avon, make relationships, join clubs, and enjoy every minute of it because it goes by faster then you think.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Avon is an amazing place, but its the people that make it. The teachers become mentors who give you life lessons and the students become friends that you will have for a lifetime. I loved all four years at Avon and wish it lasted longer.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Definitely take Geology with Mr. Symes I've heard it is the greatest class Avon has to offer. The oreo milkshakes at the hawks nest is the best you'll ever get. Also everyone says that Brown is the best dorm, but don't listen to them. If you want the best Avon experience go to Pelican dorm.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the wide variety of course selections. I was able to engineering, computer programming and woodworking. Also the availability of teachers is really unique at Avon. Teachers make themselves easy to get in touch with and always willing to give extra assistance if you are struggling in a class.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Highly competitive athletic program, a winning attitude, a winning tradition, everyone competes and everyone hates to lose. There is a wide variety of sports programs to choose from giving every student a chance to compete and to join a team of brothers.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
All three of these programs worked hard and it paid off every year. The concerts were amazing and I really enjoyed listening to their great productions. The plays were always entertaining and gave everyone an opportunity to show their acting abilities.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved how many clubs are available. This gives everyone an opportunity to join something that they are passionate about. Also, I loved how easy it is to make a club. You can always just create your own club if there isn't one your not passionate about. Also I took part in habitat for humanity during my March break which was a great experience. Not only did I help build houses, but got to meet new people that I didn't really know at Avon.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Being in the dorms definitely brings people closer together and allows students the chance to build friendships that will last a lifetime.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I loved the variety of food. There was a salad bar, Panini bar, soup bar, pasta bar, and the main meal bar. Buffet meals were great and Sunday brunches are the best in the world. I still come back just for Sunday brunches.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
There's a lot of great food areas. Probably the best burger places in Connecticut, five guys and burgerfi. Along with the best wing place in America, J tims. The movie theater is awesome, and the mall is very close.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Everyone was friends with everyone, Its small enough so you know everyone. Sports teams make it fun, along with the dorms and the athletic buildings are always open.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description
  • Avon Old Farms School Alumni #1
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/28/2016
    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. . .
  • Avon Old Farms School Alumni #2
    Class of 2015
    5 Stars   12/17/2016
    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. . .
  • Avon Old Farms School Alumni #3
    Class of 2010
    5 Stars   12/17/2016
    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. . .
  • Lake Forest College
    The fact that the student body population is small- 400 kids or so, and most of the students and teachers live on the property give it a real at-home feeling. Kids come from all over. . .
  • Rensselaer
    The schools principles and mission revolve around character development. Students have a very close bond with teachers / administrators which helps foster an open form of communication. The schools also does a great. . .
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