Avon Old Farms School

About Us

Since 1927, Avon Old Farms has been a leader in preparing young men for both higher education and the world. Avon is a dynamic community of learning with a rigorous curriculum anchored in the liberal arts. By understanding boys – and with an appreciation for their sense of humor, their energy, and how they learn – we have created the kind of environment where our students can become their best selves.

Avon Old Farms is conveniently located less than ten minutes from the town of Avon and two hours from both New York City and Boston. Our founder, Theodate Pope Riddle, an accomplished American architect, created a campus with the feel of an English village on 860+ acres of Connecticut countryside. The Cotswold-inspired architecture reflects the traditional approach to education that is so successful here.

Avon’s teachers are experts in their fields who bring lessons to life and create a compelling context for discussion. Creativity, innovation, and collaboration are taught by example through practical application, inquiry, and debate. Small classes mean that every voice is heard and every question answered. At Avon, we understand the importance of personal connection, especially during adolescence; this is why we have held strong to the model of a faculty member who advises, teaches, mentors, and coaches our boys.

Athletics is an honored tradition at Avon and, we believe, a valuable part of a complete education. Our athletic program is one of the best in the United States, and we attribute our success to experienced coaches, excellent facilities, strong competition, and an emphasis on things that matter most: teamwork, determination, and sportsmanship. As successful as we are at the varsity level, Avon sub-varsity teams play a full schedule in every sport, giving all our boys the opportunity to learn, stay fit, and enjoy the bonding experience of being part of a team.

Another way Avon boys come together is through the arts. Our rich and varied programs in music and the visual and performing arts provide many opportunities for boys to express themselves creatively and form meaningful connections with peers. Our students have been honored locally, regionally, and nationally for their creative accomplishments. Most impressive, however, is that Avon is a place where you can draw, paint, play an instrument, sing, or act, whether you have had years of experience or none.

As a college preparatory school, one of our goals is to identify and facilitate the right matches between Avon students and institutions of higher learning. Our boys begin the college counseling process during sophomore year, setting expectations and goals early so that by the time they are seniors, they are prepared to take the lead on this leg of their journey to adulthood. As a result, our students attend some of the world’s finest colleges and universities and, as important, are highly successful during their post-secondary careers.

At Avon Old Farms, our goal is to be the best school for boys. From the start, we have successfully given young men the tools they need to excel both personally and professionally. Our core values of brotherhood, integrity, scholarship, and sportsmanship are fundamental to life at Avon and stay with our graduates for a lifetime.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. Strong core values and the all-boys advantage provide the foundation for building good men
  2. Rich and diverse opportunities encourage students to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts
  3. Our picturesque campus is situated minutes from social opportunities in town and at local sister schools
  • Total Enrollment : 185
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades : 9-12
  • Total Students : 185
  • Boarding Students : 149
  • Day Students : 36
  • ESL Offered : Yes
  • Summer Program : No
  • Avg. Class Size : 11
  • Standard Application : Yes
  • Academic URL : https://www.avonoldfarms.com/academia
  • Sport URL : https://www.avonoldfarms.com/athletics
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