Avon Old Farms School
City: Avon, CT
Year Founded: 1927
Campus Size: 900 Acres
Grades Offered: 9th-12th, PG
Number of Students: 405
Percent Boarders: 75%
Average Class Size: 12
Diversity: 28 States & 18 Countries represented
Young men at our all boys private high school in CT are free to discover their true identity through the exploration of school life without reservation. Every aspect of our program is engineered to guide and challenge boys to find their niche and passion in life. While our academic curriculum is geared to how boys learn, we also create a foundation for boys to mature emotionally and philosophically.
We believe that boys who create music and visual art grow immeasurably. The lessons boys learn – from the on-campus studio to a European chorale tour – have an impact on day-to-day accomplishments and can extend to society at large. Avon Old Farms possesses a top-tier curriculum in visual and performing arts. Our rich and varied programs provide many opportunities for boys to express themselves creatively. From our top choral group, The Riddlers, to our exquisite visual artists, students are consistently honored on local, regional, and national levels for their talent. Avon Old Farms is a place for young men, despite experience level, to explore drawing, painting, singing, or acting.
Our athletic teams have won more than 30 league and New England championships combined over the last 15 years, and many of our athletes move on to compete for some of the nation’s foremost collegiate programs. At the same time, we ensure that an athletic experience is accessible to and enjoyed by all our students by offering more than 24 sub-varsity teams and intramural activities. The lessons learned on the field, court, or rink help boys understand what it means to contribute to something larger than themselves, and they mature in the process.
Our teachers are trained to teach boys how to exercise empathy in every day situations — in and out of the class — at this Connecticut private boys school. Understanding what it may feel like in another person's shoes is essential to building the Brotherhood, and ultimately the community. Boys learn to think beyond themselves here at Avon Old Farms and take the empathy mindset out into the world at large.