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Allen, Matthew
Allison, Tyson
Ambrose, Robert
An, Seulchan
Anderson, Collin
Andrews, Cameron
Arnold, Brandon
Awe, Jeremy
Banks, Jalen
Batchelder, Charles
Batts, Matthew
Bednarz, Austin
Belyaev, Maxim
Berggren, Benjamin
Bhakdibhumi, Burapol
Bivona, Robert
Bramble, Robert
Brooks, Travers
Burke, Andrew
Burstein, Benjamin
Burwood, Connor
Calcinari, Christopher
Callahan, Peter
Canelli, Justin
Capasso, Andrew
Capasso, Anthony
Carlisle, Stuart
Carp, Evan
Casad, Samuel
Chandor, Peter
Christensen, William
Cid Lopez, Jesus
Coniff, Davis
Cook, Darian
Corliss, Christian
Coseglia, Sawyer
Cruz, Jalen
Cumberbatch, Khamal
Curtis, William
Damokosh, Ethan
de Jong, Samuel
De Remedios, Diego
Deckers, Graham
Deflin, Bradford
Dellacono, Ben
DiNicola, Joseph
Donlan, Andrew
Doody, Michael
Doyle, Gavin
Driggs, Jack
Duffy, Ryan
Ellis, Bryan
Ewing, Gavin
Fischer, Michael
Fitzpatrick, Macklin
Gaffney, Dylan
Gardella, Barton
George, Alexander
Gersky, William
Girault Pardo, Jorge
Godbout, Arthur
Gonzalez, Max
Grey, Bryce
Guilmart, Joshua
Hamer, Jelani
Handszer, Kyle
Haskin, Hudson
Haskin, Parker
Hennessy, Christopher
Hesslink, William
Indomenico, Gaetano
Inwood, Cameron
Jackson, Isaiah
Jemison, Symien
Jensen, Matthew
Jung, Seung Min
Kammler, Cole
Keating, Jeremiah
Keator, Maximilian
Kim, Do Hyun
Kirby, Reade
Kirby, Taylor
Knight, Spencer
Kowalski, Derek
Krag, Gardner
Kuchman, Charles
Lanchbury, Ryan
Last, Carson
Lawrence, Bryan
Lawrence, Jake
Lazor, Matthew
Lee, Heejai
Leonard, Harrison
Levin, Reece
Lewis, Treylin
Littlefield, James
Lui, Herman
Madden, John
Magnus, Robert
Maitland, Chase
Marchitto, Devin
Marshall, Brendan
Menendez, Ezekiel
Mickelson, Ryan
Mineau, Theodore
Mollica, Jared
Moore, Christopher
Moore, Eamon
Morris, Bradley
Morris, John
Mulligan, Nicholas
Murray, William
Nemarich, Brayden
Nespor, Joseph
Newman, Nathaniel
Olivares, David
Ono, Daichi
Pancavage, Tyler
Pava, Spencer
Pendleton, Thorne
Pepe, Jordan
Petrusev, David
Petrusev, Filip
Pfannenbecker, Logan
Polanco, Rodrigo
Preen, Connor
Ramirez, Jan-Carlos
Ravech, Maxwell
Reynolds, Connor
Root, Henry
Ryan, Peter
Schaetzel, Dylan
Schellin, Brandon
Schreck, Ryan
Shaw, Thomas
Soucy, Tyler
Spearman, Henry
Stephan, Christopher
Stolworthy, Connor
Sullo, Joseph
Summers, Patrick
Sung, Andrew
Sweedler, Cameron
Tran, Hoan
Usich, Alexander
Vega, Xavier
Volkov, Daniil
Wang, Raymond
Washington, Tyler
Washington, Tyrrell
Wetherbee, Jared
Wiseman, James
Young, Nicholas

Dean's List

Aaron, William
Allen, Gordon
Allen, William
Anderson, Kyle
Aron, Dylan
Babbage, John
Bartkiewicz, Dane
Benton, Connor
Bernard, Jordan
Brennan, Edward
Cantello, Christian
Caputo, Anthony
Cho, Si Yeon
Christiano, James
Chu, Tzu-Cheng
Dai, Xufeng
Deckers, Evan
Deflin, Whitaker
Drew, Brian
Duwan, Christopher
Farnam, William
Feng, Yao Tian
Fisher, Colten
Fox, Connor
Fung, Polam
Geng, Deming
Giatrelis, John
Hunter, Jared
Jauregui, Alejandro
Jensen, C. Parker
Kirwan, Matthew
Klipp Kaplan, Ross
Koh, Youngchull
Lee, Ho Young
Leonard, Dawson
Li, Xihe
Liptrot, Andrew
Long, Grant
MacKay, Lucas
Mackechnie, Cameron
Marshall, Connor
Marshall, Hunter
Matalon, Noah
McElroy, Owen
McKernan, Caleb
Merrell, Andrew
Morr, Nolan
Nastri, Dylan
O'Connor, Daniel
O'Connor, Michael
O'Hare, Jared
O'Sullivan, Peter
Ray, Owen
Riggle, Matthew
Shamburger, Augustus
Shamburger, Jefferson
Sieber, Kevin
Siedem, Ryan
Son, Hyojun
Spence, Raheem
Stolworthy, Taylor
Suski, Joseph
Szuluk, Beaudan
Trauernicht, John
Tucci, Zachary
Voegtle, Hayden
Votta, Callaway
Weathersby, Owen
Wehner, Trevor
Whalen, Lucas
Wheeler, Owen
Zhou, Jiapeng
Zuo, Bainian

Headmaster's List

Ahn, Junyeop
Ashe, Ryan
Awalt, McClain
Bergin, Nathan
Bhakdibhumi, Bhakapol
Brennan, Mackinnon
Cesarski, Walter
Cho, Seongwoon
Colehower, Jackson
Dallas, Jeffrey
Dallas, William
de la Cruz, Alvaro
DiGiovanni, Gianluca
Drew, Carson
Driscoll, Francis
Du, Qinyang
Eschert, John
Fellows, William
Ferry, Alec
Gart, Maxwell
Girard, Thomas
Godbout, Maxwell
Godoy, Joao Pedro
Gong, Yunfan
Gray, Jacob
Hu, You
Huveldt, Kevin
Jaramillo, Andres
Jarvis, William
Jung, Andrew
Keroack, Nicholas
Krag, William
Krupnikoff, Samuel
Lee, Joon Ho
Lim, Jaesang
Liu, Peiqi
Lu, Feng
Luo, Liyang
Lynch, John
McKernan, Connor
Mueller, James
Musumano, Blake
Ngai, Kaho
Overcash, William
Park, Jungwoo
Pike, George
Pinto, Aaron
Pirko, Benjamin
Reller, Wyatt
Rooney, Willem
Rosenblatt, William
Schmidt, Lucas
Schneider, Brendan
Si, Pengyu
Sjodin, Alec
Sloane, Jack
Song, Yidao
Sulkin, Kai
Sun, Haiming
Timonen, Max
Tran, Phat
Vasic, Luka
Walsh, Jesse
Wang, Qianchang
Wang, Xun
Warner, John
Wildgoose, Nicholas
Winsor, Charles
Xie, Yuanchu
Zhang, Jiaxing
Zhang, Mingyu
Ziegler, Scott

2018 School Trips

Recorded Commencement Events


Photo by: TJ Shaw '18

Sunday, May 28, 2017, 119 boys donned caps and gowns on a perfect 70-degree day and took their final walk around the Avon Old Farms School Village Green as students, surrounded by schoolmates, family, faculty, and friends. Awards were distributed, diplomas carefully bestowed, and finally Avon's most recent graduates passed through Alumni Gate. We congratulate our young men on completing the final steps in their journey at Avon, and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Download Commencement Weekend Photos

PHOTOGRAPHY

Event Photography

The Avon Old Farms photography team will take photos of the awards ceremony, concert, and Commencement. Photos will be available on our photo gallery shortly after Commencement Weekend.


DOWNLOAD EVENT PHOTOS

Individual Photography

Photographer George Chambers will take several photos of each boy receiving his diploma. There is no need to preorder. Families will receive photo proofs approximately 8-10 days after the ceremony.

EMAIL GEORGEKCHAMBERS@GMAIL.COM


Resources

2017-18 Information

Quick-Contacts


Academic Questions Contact Information
College CounselingJonathan Crocker
Director of College Counseling
crockerj@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4221

Course Selections: Grades 9-10Rob Whitty
Academic Dean
whittyr@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4624

  • Course Selections: Grades 11, 12, and PG
  • Language Placement
Graham Callaghan
Academic Dean
callaghang@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4651

Student Life Questions Contact Information
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Packing List
  • Dress Code
  • Student Permissions
Jill Craft
Administrative Assistant to Associate Headmaster
craftj@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4242

Facilities

Cindy Tartaglia
Facilities Coordinator
tartagliac@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4193

Health Center

Lenore Severni
Director of Nursing
healthcenter@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4234

Room Assignments

Brian Doyle
Dean of Students
doyleb@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4218

Student Bank & ATM

Sarah Wallace
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
wallaces@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4219

Technology and Portal Questions Contact Name
Technology

Deb Case
Director of Information Technology
cased@avonoldfarms.com

860-404-4205

Portal Logins/ VeracrossSheila Albert
Database Administrator
alberts@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4216

Hardware/Computer ResourcePeter Deckers
Associate Director of Information Technology
deckersp@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4251

Athletics Questions Contact Name
  • Teams
  • Requirements
  • Impact Testing

John Bourgault
Director of Athletics
bourgaultj@avonoldfarms.com
860-404-4228

Handbook

The 2017 - 18 Student Handbook is in the process of being updated and will be posted shortly.

New Student FAQs

What is the dress code?

The dress-code has a few variations depending on the occasion.

  1. Classroom Dress - khakis or chinos, belt, button-up shirt, socks, dress shoes, tie, and a blazer. Classroom dress is to be worn during class days to morning meeting, class, and meals in the refectory.
  2. Smart Casual Dress - khakis or chinos, belt, button-up shirt, socks, and dress shoes. Smart Casual dress is to be worn during announced buffet meals and to Saturday events. A student is always notified beforehand when this dress is appropriate.
  3. Casual Dress - t-shirt, polo, jeans, sweatshirt, sweatpants, etc. Casual dress can be worn when classes and special events are not in session - usually a Saturday afternoon and all-day Sunday.
  4. Vespers Dress- Grey pants, black belt, black polished shoes, black socks, white button-up, school tie, school blazer This is the School Uniform which should be worn during very special ceremonies like graduation. Vespers can be purchased off campus at Men’s Warehouse, or on-campus when Formals by Antonio comes on campus to fit students who wish to purchase their ensemble on-campus during the opening of school.
  • Boys typically wear their navy-blue school blazer most days, but are not required to do so, unless informed.
  • Shorts are allowed with classroom dress and smart casual only when the weather permits, the school’s Provost will make announcements stating when shorts are allowed. Shorts cannot have cargo pockets.

What size is my bed?

All beds are regular twin beds. Students are allowed to bring mattress pads with them or purchase one on a store run.

What can I bring into my dorm room?

  • One small refrigerator is allowed per room.
  • A monitor screen of any size and gaming systems are allowed.
  • Your room comes with a desk and chair, but you have the option to bring an office chair.
  • Fans are recommended, as there is no A/C in the dorms.

Are we allowed to have food in our dorm rooms? When can we order food for delivery?

Food is allowed in your rooms, however, you must be responsible for how you store it. You can order food after study hall and on the weekends. If you have questions regarding the Dining Hall, please contact Hector Vazquez at vazquezh@avonoldfarms.com.

Where and when do I get my class supplies?

You will begin your classes and then your teachers will make you aware of what you need to have for the year. Do not feel pressure to have any supplies when classes first start. All of the materials on your list will be in stock at the Hawk’s Nest School Store. You can also get supplies during school trips to Wal-Mart in the first week of school.

If I am a day student, what should I bring to school every day?

Each day student is assigned his own locker. We recommend that you keep a spare change of classroom dress in your locker at all times. You are also given a “laundry loop” upon which you can put your gym clothes after practices so that they are washed for the next day by our equipment manager. It is up to you to determine which books you need to bring back and forth between home and school.

Do the weekend activities cost anything?

No, all tickets for weekend activities are purchased by the school for students. However, some school dances are fundraisers during which there may be a suggested donation upon entry. All students sign up for social activities the week of the activity via email.

How do I get my books?

Books can be purchased through our online bookstore and should be picked up on campus during opening day registration. Books are available to rent or buy.

What happens if I get sick in the middle of the night?

Our Health Center is open:

  • Weekdays from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 7 -11:30 a.m. and 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Sundays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 6 p.m - 7 p.m.
When the health center is closed, a faculty member and a school nurse are on-call. If a student is in need of medical assistance, he should call the faculty member who is on-call, whose number will be posted in the dormitory. If the situation is urgent, the boy should call 911. UCONN Health Center is five minutes away, and the on-call faculty member will transport the boy there if necessary.

Is it mandatory for me to play three sports?

No. You are required to participate in two competitive sports out of the three seasons that you are at Avon. However, there are several afternoon activities that fall under the category of “competitive sport” (Robotics, Independent Art Project, Drama, Team Manager). Freshmen are encouraged to participate in a competitive sport during the fall season, as being a part of a team is valuable when it comes to acclimating to a new community environment. Seniors are only required to participate in one competitive sport. AOF Strength does not count as a competitive sport, and is only open to grades 10, 11, 12 and PGs.

How can I sign out to go home or leave for the day?

Boarders are not allowed to have cars on campus.

  1. Local leaves- Students are allowed to check out to town at appropriate times during the week. Any unauthorized leave from campus will result in appropriate disciplinary action. Students are not allowed to ride with any driver under the age of 23. Day students are never allowed to drive boarding students.
  2. Weekends- Weekend leaves begin when a student has fulfilled his last school commitment of the week. Leave slips may be obtained at the entrance to the Associate Headmaster’s Office and turned into the Dean of Students or the Administrator on Duty (AOD) when signing out. All overnight leaves must be cleared with the Associate Headmaster’s Office by after lunch on Friday except in the event of an emergency. Students may not leave for a weekend if they have Sunday work crew.
  3. 5 ½ Day Boarders- 5 ½ Day Boarding Status is a privilege which students who live within 1 hour of the school may earn. This privilege requires each student to be in good academic and social standing. Five-and-a-half day boarders do not have to fill out leave slips to go on a weekend leave. They must, however, sign out with the Dean of Students or the AOD before they leave campus and must return in time for Vespers on Sunday evening. They may not leave on Friday night. Students who fail to observe these rules will lose the privilege of being a 5 ½ day boarder. Five-and-a-half day boarders are only allowed to leave with their parents or guardians.
  4. Vacations-Students cannot leave school early or return late from any scheduled vacation period. Students are required to meet all commitments through their last scheduled class or activity before they may leave campus for a school break. Teachers often plan tests or other graded exercises at this time. If there is a graded exercise, test, or quiz and a student misses it, he will receive an F for that exercise. We ask that students and parents adhere strictly to the published school calendar when planning travel.
  5. Miscellaneous- Boarding students and 5 ½ day boarders are not allowed to leave campus during the week, including Friday evening, if it interferes with study hall or Saturday classes. Trips to concerts, movies, and sporting events during the week, including Friday, unless sponsored by the school, are forbidden. Special permission must be obtained from the Associate Headmaster at least one week in advance.

How do we know what classes to sign up for?

Our Academic Deans carefully review your transcripts from this past year and make decisions based upon what they see and your past teacher recommendations. Then, they will email you with a proposed class schedule. You can approve the schedule, or if you have issues with it, you are welcome to connect with them and they will work with you to place you accordingly. Even if you are worried about your placement level in a certain class, we have a 3 week add-drop period during which you will be able to truly determine whether you belong in a given class-level or not. If you think that the class rigor is too much or too little for you, your advisor and the Academic Dean will be able to move classes accordingly.


How will I know where to find my classes?

Everyone will be in the same boat during the first few days. The upperclassmen are there to help you, so ask them. If someone sees you looking around like you are lost, he or she will tell you where to go. Also, during orientation, your advisor will walk you to all of your classrooms. Do not be afraid to ask anyone for directions!


When will I know who my roommate and advisor are?

This information is given to you during registration on opening day. All rooming changes are made with our Dean of Students under exceptional circumstances only. Advisors can be changed after a student’s first year through the Associate Headmaster’s Office.

Where do I send my final transcript?

Final transcripts should be mailed to:

Admissions

Leon Hayward Dean of Enrollment

500 Old Farms Road

Avon, CT 06001




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Parents of Avon

Our mission is to promote camaraderie and a sense of community among Avon families and friends and enhance the academic, athletic, and extracurricular experiences of the Men of Avon.

Your Gifts Make a Difference

The quality programs that enrich the lives of the young men at Avon Old Farms are made possible through gifts to the annual fund by parents, alumni, and friends of the school.