Avon United States of America
Avon Old Farms School

Thank you for considering Avon Old Farms School.


As someone new to the Avon experience, you may be wondering: Why Avon? Avon Old Farms School is expert in educating boys. We understand how boys learn and have designed the academic, athletic, artistic, and residential programs to bring out the best in our students. While our academic programs will challenge the most talented students, it is the work outside the classroom that makes Avon different. We transform boys into good men of strong moral character and they leave Avon prepared to face the challenges of college and beyond. As a parent recently said to me, "Avon is not just about the next four years; it is about the next 40."

  • Day school tuition N/A - $48300 USD
  • Grades for day school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Year founded 1927
  • Boarding school tuition N/A - $63600 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Boys



Admissions Information

Admissions Process

• Inquire—Submit the inquiry form to receive our viewbook. • Visit and Interview—We want to get to know you; additionally, we want you to get to know Avon Old Farms. Schedule a campus tour and interview by calling the Office of Admission at 860-404-4167 or email admissions@avonoldfarms.com. • SSAT—Take SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). Boys applying for grades 11, 12 and PG should submit PSAT, SAT, or ACT results. Avon Old Farms' School code is 1450. • Apply—Recommendations forms from a current English and mathematics teacher, as well as a guidance counselor or head of school, must be submitted along with the application. Avon Old Farms uses the Standard Application Online, and recommendation forms are available through the SAO. Applications are due January 15 and financial aid applications are due February 1.5. • Acceptance Decisions—Students receive admission decisions on March 10. • Revisit and enroll accepted student revisit days are April 3 and 6. We must receive your contract and deposit by April 10 to secure your spot.

Entry Requirements

• Standardized testing • Letters of recommendation • Application form.

Applicant Evaluations

Grades 9-10: SSAT. Grades 11-12 and postgraduate: PSAT, SAT, or ACT.

  • First application deadline 15 January, rolling admissions after
  • Second application deadline Rolling
  • Waiting List Yes


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Mandarin, French, Latin, Spanish
  • Examinations available Advanced Placement - AP



Use of technology in the classroom

In addition to specialized, technology-centered courses in the curriculum, Avon Old Farms boasts several state-of-the-art computer labs on campus loaded with special design and engineering software. As a college preparatory school, Avon Old Farms is committed to providing students with opportunities in and out of the classroom to develop the technological skills necessary to meet the challenges of higher education and the world beyond.

Learning Support

The David C. Bigelow '44 Learning Center is a supportive environment where our academic coaches strategically come alongside students in their educational endeavors. The inviting space is available throughout the day for students to complete their academic course work, learn study and organization skills, and enhance test-taking strategies. Our proven methodology—along with the solid relationships formed with the students—results in boys who gain an understanding of their own unique learning styles. Equipped with a new confidence and the right tools, these students are empowered to become independent life-long learners. The Learning Center also coordinates classroom accommodations and the scheduling of both peer and professional tutors. The Learning Center is offered at no additional cost and attracts and works with a wide range of students seeking academic support. While much of our focus is helping students to address particular learning issues, we do have students who utilize the Learning Center to assist them with a particularly challenging assignment.

School Life

  • Bus service No
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • Most common nationality US
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Access to an educational psychologist Yes
  • Average class size 11

Living Accommodations


Schools Facilities


School Lunch

Flik Independent School Dining is proud to be the dining service provider at Avon Old Farms. Flik is the market leader in independent school dining and works off of the mantra Eat.Learn.Live. As Avon's provider, it is Flik's responsibility to create top-quality, nutritious meals every day. Flik's passion is represented in daily menus and food preparation philosophy. Avon's menus, which feature local and sustainable items, are created by Executive Chef Hector Vazquez specifically for our community's needs. If you have any questions about the menus, allergies or our food and nutrition philosophy, please contact the Avon Old Farms Refectory at 860-404-4230.

Sports Teams

Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes