Welcome to the Village

Welcome to Avon Old Farms!

Thirty one years ago, my wife and I arrived on campus. From day one, the energy and enthusiasm of the students and faculty was palpable. I have had the privilege to see Avon through many different lenses and experience first-hand the important layers which make our school unique. I look forward to honoring Avon’s deep traditions as the school’s seventh Head of School and to work alongside our dedicated faculty to propel the school forward as we inspire future Avonians.

As someone new to the Avon experience, you may be wondering: Why Avon? Avon Old Farms School is expert in educating boys. We understand how boys learn and have designed the academic, athletic, artistic, and residential programs to bring out the best in our students. While our academic programs will challenge the most talented students, it is the work outside the classroom that makes Avon different. We transform boys into good men of strong moral character and they leave Avon prepared to face the challenges of college and beyond. As a parent recently said to me, “Avon is not just about the next four years; it is about the next 40.” 

While our website introduces you to the Brotherhood and the many exciting tiers of an Avon education, there is no better way to experience the magic of our magnificent village than to visit our campus. I hope you will consider attending one of our open houses or schedule a personal tour so you can experience life at Avon Old Farms first hand.  

I look forward to welcoming you!

Jim Detora P'12
Head of School