Avon Old Farms

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Avon Old Farms

Avon Old Farms


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location type grades students int’l. s-f ratio class SSAT SAT-avg TOEFL
Avon, CT boys 9-12 PG 405 17% 6:1 12 60% 1270 90

Avon Old Farms is a dynamic community of learning which challenges boys to stretch themselves and to explore untapped potential in their journey to manhood. Mentored by a dedicated, talented faculty who offer successful models for our students to emulate, Avonians develop the self-confidence to cope with the anxieties of adolescence and to forge the critical foundations of adult identity.

The School motto: “Aspirando et Perseverando,” effectively communicates our expectations for students; in every aspect of a boy’s life, we expect him to strive consistently for his best. Our core values of honesty, integrity, and service permeate life at Avon and remain with our graduates throughout their lives. Our magnificent campus, with its distinctive Cotswold architecture, accentuates the traditional approach to education which is so successful here.


Avon’s academic program is anchored in the liberal arts and we require our students to explore fully the major disciplines in order to prepare for the intellectual rigor of college. The diversity of our student body is impressive, with students from some 24 states and 21 foreign countries. The rich array of cultures coexisting within our small community is charged with significant learning opportunities. The rapport that exists between faculty and students is exceptional, and the bonds developed among our students are lasting.

 Special Highlights

Avon Outreach. Avon Outreach is a community service club, which is made up of over 75 students. Avon Outreach provides opportunities for students to do community service both on and off campus. Although there is not a community service graduation requirement here at Avon, all students are strongly encouraged to participate in some type of community service every year. Students who accumulate more than 20 hours of community service throughout the year are awarded a community service rosette at the end of the year. Avon Outreach sponsors many different events and community service opportunities.

Clubs at Avon. In a school which prides itself on a close, working relationship between students and faculty, both must share responsibilities in handling community affairs. Teachers are assuredly the catalysts in the classroom, but the boys take the lead in extra-curricular activities such as writing and laying out the school newspaper and yearbook, coordinating social affairs, or community service initiatives. Students have a large role in shaping the quality of life at Avon Old Farms.

 Top colleges attended by students

Yale, Johns Hopkins, Columbia University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Harvard, Boston College, Trinity College, Wake Forest, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon

 What the school looks for in students…

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