FALL 2020? ...bring it. 

With 'Avon Safe', we're ready (and excited!) for a new school year on the Old Farm.

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.

 The plan's goal is to protect the health and safety of the Avon community by:

  1. Limiting the number of illnesses in our community
  2. Preserving the continuity of essential school functions
  3. Minimizing educational and social disruption
  4. Minimizing academic and economic losses of the school

The health and safety decisions surrounding AOF’s plan to return to campus are guided by the standards of care, guidelines, and protocols set forth by medical science and public health experts such as the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Farmington Valley Health District. These decisions will continue to be guided by leading professionals in the medical field, our school’s Medical Director, and local/state-wide medical groups that focus on health and safety specific to the boarding school environment.


AVON SAFE! The following policies, procedures, and guidelines will be in place for the 2020-2021 school year:

These policies and procedures are supported by local, state and federal guidelines.

Meet the Team

Rob Whitty, Associate Headmaster
Rob Dowling, Provost
Roger Cantello, Dean of Faculty
Graham Callaghan, Dean of Studies
Geoff Barlow, Athletic Director
John Bourgault, Athletic Director
Heather Callaghan, Director of Nursing
Brian Doyle, Dean of Students
We're here to answer your questions.

Precautions, Protection, and Training

Testing, Tracing, Isolation, & Quarantine