At Avon, academic excellence consists of thorough instruction in the basic disciplines, the development of sound study habits, and the opportunity to be challenged by increasingly complex subject matter. Because of the quality and experience of our faculty and the careful organization of time set aside for personal instruction and guidance, we believe that a boy will find a superior academic program at Avon Old Farms.
With rare exceptions, all seniors go on to college. Thus, Avon’s graduation requirements closely parallel the admission requirements of many colleges. Avon students are expected to complete the following studies:
- English — Four years
- History — Three years (including U.S. History)
- Science — Three years with intensive laboratory work (including Biology)
- Mathematics — Three years (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2)
- Foreign Language — Two years of the same language
- Fine Arts — One course
Each year a student pursues a program of studies consisting of at least five classes, including at least four “core” subjects chosen from the following disciplines: English, history, mathematics, science, and foreign language.
Departmental Honors courses are offered to all students who combine intellectual ability with the desire to study more demanding material. Many of these courses prepare students directly for the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board. Placement in these sections is by student request and teacher recommendation.
Avon Old Farms School reserves the right to withdraw or add courses, and to offer courses in terms other than those designated in the listing.