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“I could have stayed at the local high school, but I wanted to be challenged—Avon Old Farms was that challenge. I participated in the drama program and gained self confidence; I played a variety of sports and gained friendships; I pushed myself in the classroom and I was accepted to my top-choice college—all thanks to Avon.”

Day Student Jack Eschert - Avon, CT, Middlebury College


We Are Experts in Educating Boys

At Avon, we teach boys—day students and boarders alike—how they learn best. With our R.E.A.L Learning System (Relational, Experiential, Active, and Lifelong) and our Prep4ward Program for leadership/health/wellness-success training, day students are equipped to THRIVE.

Typically, there are a limited amount of highly sought-after day student openings at Avon Old Farms; however, because of our new expanded fall structure, we've opened our capacity for more day students!

Ask About Our NEW OPen Spaces for Day Students     'Avon Safe' Reopening Strategy

The Active Classroom

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class outside expirement
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learning outside

As a result of our systematic approach to teaching the whole boy, we've mastered the active "class-outside thing" and have successfully been stretching our legs—and our MINDS—in nature's halls for decades. 

'Avon Safe': We're Mobilizing. We're Rebuilding.

We're prepared for a strong season of on-campus learning.

We understand that fall 2020 will be an unprecedented time of learning in all school systems. The pandemic has taught us to be agile, to be fierce, and above all, to be safe. 

"Given the situation, Avon exceeded every expectation we had. We feel so lucky and blessed that our son has the opportunity to be part of the community. The way that Avon was able to keep academics strong, the sense of community so open, and was so reassuring to all of us with incredible communication both in content and frequency… In conversation with friends, our son was definitely in the best position of anyone we know. Sending him to Avon was the best decision we could have made. We are impressed and grateful with how quickly and thoughtfully the response and implementation was. It was remarkable, extremely well done, and we are grateful!"

- Current AOF Parent on Our COVID-19 Response

Avon Safe is our comprehensive strategy to keep our campus and our community safe by limiting the spread of COVID-19. Our COVID Task Force has formulated a Pandemic Operations Response Plan to address multiple considerations including the health, wellness, and safety of our community as well as the continuity of operations of the school with the least impact to our students and faculty during the current pandemic.

Online Option!

We've been teaching online classes for eight years!

 

Questions? 

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Do day students achieve greatness at Avon?

YES! Watch Day Student Noah Matalon '20 tell his younger self what life at Avon is like...


 

Meet Some Day Students!

Day School Admissions process

5 Steps to Enroll At Avon ...Where Boys Learn Best

Inquire
Visit & Interview
Take a Test
Apply
Revisit & Enroll

What IS the Brotherhood at Avon?

Listen to Day Student Matt Leopold '21 read Day Student James Morr '22's poetic reflections on the bonds forever-forged at Avon...

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