College Counseling

"Our son had all the information and guidance he needed every step of the way, including formulating a list of schools, fulfilling application requirements and meeting deadlines. We had a great degree of confidence in the advice our son was given, and were always able to get prompt answers to our questions and concerns."

Paul and Angela DiGiovanni, Parents

College Counseling

As a top college prep school in Connecticut for boys, we thoughtfully guide our students to identify and facilitate the right higher learning match.

An Avon student begins his college counseling process during sophomore year – setting expectations and goals early. By senior year, he is prepared to take the lead on this leg of his journey to adulthood. As a result, our students attend some of the world’s finest colleges and universities and go on to become highly successful during their post-secondary careers.

Avon Old Farms’ approach to college counseling stems from three fundamental beliefs:

  1. Our role is to find and facilitate good matches between our students and institutions of higher learning. We want graduates of our boys college prep high school in Connecticut to matriculate to colleges and universities where they will be challenged and successful academically, and where they will find the setting, the extracurricular offerings, and the campus culture both welcoming and broadening.
  2. The college admission process itself offers students a very positive growth experience. To be successful, a student must engage in serious self-assessment; he must come to understand his own strengths and weaknesses, his own values, and his own likes and dislikes.
  3. It is essential that the student himself play the principal role in the college selection and admission process. Parents provide guidance, emotional support, and the physical and financial means to visit and apply to colleges. Counselors provide guidance, information, and support in the actual process of applying (counselors also act as advocates for our students, making sure college admission officers understand our school and read our students accurately). It is the student, however, who must take the lead in most aspects of the process: researching and visiting colleges, deciding where to apply, completing applications, requesting teacher recommendations, establishing and maintaining contact with athletic coaches or other inside advocates, and, finally, deciding where to enroll.

College Matriculation List

Avonians Are Currently Enrolled At

American University

Amherst College

Arizona State University

Assumption College

Babson College

Bates College

Baylor University

Bentley University

Berklee College of Music

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Brandeis University

Brown University

Bryant University

Bucknell University

Cardiff University

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Catawba College

Catholic University of America

Central Connecticut State University

Chapman University

Clark University

Clarkson University

Clemson University

Colby-Sawyer College

Colgate University

College for International Studies

College of Charleston

College of the Holy Cross

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Denison University

Dickinson College

Drexel University

Duke University

Duquesne University

Elon University

Emerson College

Emory University

Endicott College

Fordham University

Franklin and Marshall College

George Mason University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia Southern University

Gettysburg College

Gordon College

Goucher College

Guilford College

Hampton University

Harvard University

High Point University

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Illinois Wesleyan University

Indiana University

Instituto de Empresa

Ithaca College

James Madison University

Johns Hopkins University

Kean University

Kenyon College

Lafayette College

Lake Forest College

Lancaster University

Lehigh University

Lewis & Clark College

Long Island University, Post

Longwood University

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University Maryland

Lynchburg College

Manhattanville College

Marist College

McGill University

Mercyhurst University

Merrimack College

Miami University, Oxford

Middlebury College

Midland College

New York University

Northwestern University

Occidental College

Ohio Wesleyan University

Old Dominion University

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Princeton University

Providence College

Purchase College

Purdue University

Queen's University

Quinnipiac University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhodes College

Rider University

Roanoke College

Robert Morris University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Roger Williams University

Rollins College

Rutgers University

Sacred Heart University

Saint Anselm College

Saint Joseph's University

Saint Michael's College

Salve Regina University

San Jose State University

Sarah Lawrence College

Skidmore College

Southern Methodist University

Southern New Hampshire University

St. Lawrence University

State University of New York at Albany

Stetson University

Stonehill College

Stony Brook University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Texas A&M University, Galveston

Texas Christian University

Trinity College

Tufts University

Tulane University

Union College

United States Air Force Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

Universidad de La Sabana

Universidad Iberoamericana

University of Alabama

University of Arizona

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, San Diego

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Edinburgh

University of Hartford

University of Hong Kong

University of Louisville

University of Maine

University of Maine at Presque Isle

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts, Boston

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Missouri

University of New England

University of New Hampshire

University of New Haven

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rhode Island

University of Richmond

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of Southampton

University of Tampa

University of Texas

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Ursinus College

Vanderbilt University

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wesleyan University

Wheaton College, MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Xavier University

Yale University

Meet the College Counseling Team

Jonathan Crocker

Jonathan Crocker

Director of College Counseling
Kathleen Barzun

Kathleen Barzun

English Teacher, Director of Online Summer Programs, Assistant Director of College Counseling
Henry Flanagan

Henry Flanagan

Dean, Major Gifts Officer, Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Claudine Meaney

Claudine Meaney

College Counseling Administrative Assistant
Timothy Roller

Timothy Roller

Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Associate Director of College Counseling, Head Coach, Varsity Basketball

"Ms. Barzun provided my son with all the tools, encouragement, and counseling needed to confidently submit his college applications at the beginning of his senior year."

- Carmen Vega, Parent