Having spent the past 35 years of my life at Avon and having had two of my sons graduate from Old Farms, I understand clearly the powerful, enduring impact this school makes on each student who passes through our doors.
From Pete Seeger, the iconic American folk singer and humanitarian, to Brian Leetch, the very best American-born hockey player, our alumni include leaders in every profession imaginable. What makes us most proud of our students and alumni is the manner in which they approach their lives. For while we focus on helping each boy at school discover his own unique gifts and explore his passions, he engages in these opportunities within a culture that honors good citizenship and responsible living.
Our mission statement, “Avon Old Farms School strives to be the best college preparatory school for boys by cultivating young men of integrity, who honor wisdom, justice, inclusion, service, and the pursuit of truth,” effectively describes our goal in working with each of our students. It is difficult to spend time on our campus without feeling a mighty sense of place and community which guides the traditional education that occurs in our classrooms, on our playing fields, in our performance venues, and throughout our 800 acres of natural beauty.
Because we know and understand boys, we are able to inspire them and thelp them along the road that leads to self-discovery, independence, and manhood. The lessons learned in the Village of Old Farms are forged through shared experiences with faculty and brothers. They are lessons that endure and are built within the foundations of our core values of scholarship, sportsmanship, integrity, and brotherhood.
Please explore our website to glean important information about Avon Old Farms, and carefully consider visiting our unique campus where you will experience the special spirit of community which is the hallmark of our school.
Aspirando et Perseverando!
Kenneth H. LaRocque