Family Weekend

Family Weekend: October 18 - 19


I invite you to join us for Avon’s Family Weekend on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019. The fall is a magnificent time to visit campus and the weekend also serves as a wonderful opportunity to meet your son’s teachers, coaches, and friends as well as connect with other parents and family members.   

We have created a robust schedule so please take a look at the complete list of activities and athletic contests for the weekend is posted on our website. I look forward to seeing you.

Headmaster Jim Detora P'12

On October 19 at 11:30 a.m., we will celebrate the investiture of Jim Detora as Avon Old Farms' seventh headmaster! The event will include a ceremonial march, remarks from the Board of Directors, and a reception.

Watch Investiture Livestream


Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 18

7:30  - 11:30 a.m.

Welcome table in the Riddle Refectory

8 a.m. Morning Meeting for students and guests in the Village Green Tent
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Class visits

Download Class Schedule

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Hawk's Nest School Store open

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Give a Book Program - Annual Book Drive in the Baxter Library
8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Admissions Interviews for siblings of current students in the Admissions Office

Please call the Office of Admission at 860-404-4243 to make an appointment.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch in the Field House
1 - 4:30 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences for parents who live a great distance from school. Please contact Jill Craft in the Associate Headmaster's Office at to schedule an appointment. 
1 - 3 p.m. Individual College Conferences for senior and post-graduate parents. Please contact Claudine Meaney in the College Counseling Office at to schedule an appointment.
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. "What's New at Avon" informational session with the Administrative Team in Brown Auditorium
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Reception for families in the Village Green Tent
5 p.m. Family Weekend concert in Brown Auditorium
6 - 7:15 p.m.

Dinner in the Riddle Refectory

Off-campus options available—students leaving with their parents for dinner must check out via the SchoolSuite app.

Saturday, October 19

8 - 10:45 a.m.

Teacher Conferences

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9 - 11 a.m. Baxter Library is open for the Annual Book Drive!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

College Counseling Information Session for families & friends and students in grades 11 and 12 and post-graduate year.

11:15 a.m.

Headmaster Investiture Procession in the Village Green

11:30 a.m.

Headmaster Investiture in the Village Green tent

12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Field House

Games on the George M. Trautman Fields

Cross Country


1:30 p.m.

Westminster School



2:30 p.m.

Westminster School



2:30 p.m.

Westminster School



2:30 p.m.

Westminster School



2:30 p.m.

Cheshire Academy



2:30 p.m.

Westminster School



3 p.m.

Taft School



3 p.m.

Brunswick School

We ask that you use the shuttle bus service that will be provided from the Hockey Rink Circle to transport you to the playing fields and will run continually from 1:15 p.m. until the end of the last event.

21st Annual Family Weekend Book Drive

During Family Weekend, the Baxter Library will be holding its annual book drive. Download this flyer for more information or complete our donation form online


Welcome to Avon Old Farms!

We're excited you'll be here on campus! If there is anything we can do to help you navigate your time here, please contact the Associate Headmaster's Office at 860-404-4242.


Note: Students Leaving For the Weekend

Students leaving with their families or friends for the weekend must check out via the SchoolSuite app following their last commitment. Students going somewhere other than home must fill out a leave request via the SchoolSuite app in advance.

Navigating Our Campus

If you find yourself a bit turned around on campus, our online campus map can help! Simply make sure your location services on your mobile device are turned on and then pull up our campus map. A blue pin will mark your location on campus as you journey on to your next stop during the weekend. 

Cherouny Hawk's Nest School Store Hours

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Plan Your Trip

Where to Stay

Where to Eat

Greece 2020

Mr. Spearman, leader of the Italy trip, will be in the Field House on Saturday morning to answer questions about the trip!

Class Ring Order Days

Friday and Saturday:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Tiernan Room