Parents of Avon

Parents of Avon



With the concurrence of the Avon Old Farms School headmaster and Board of Directors, and in accordance with the school’s philosophy, the mission of the Avon Old Farms Parents of Avon 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.

Blue Blazer Ball

This annual spring dinner and auction gala provides a unique opportunity for the extended Avon Old Farms family to celebrate the traditions and values of this exceptional school. The purpose of our fundraising endeavors is to enhance the boys’ experiences during their years at Avon Old Farms School.

Our 2019 event raised a record-breaking $140,000 for the Student Enrichment Fund and $95,000 for the Outreach Program.

The Student Enrichment Fund supports enhancements in academics, sports, arts and extracurricular activities for the benefit of Avon students.

Here are just a few examples of how the Student Enrichment Fund was used last year:

  • 3D printer for Club Forge to build drones
  • Ropes course, tubing & Six Flags for class orientation programs
  • Birthday card and $5 for each student
  • Visiting authors, artists and workshops
  • Live streaming athletic contests
  • Boar’s Head tenderloin steaks
  • Intersession project funding
  • Solar waste compactors

The Outreach Program was established by Avon Old Farms School to provide financial resources, as finances allow, to support students with demonstrated financial need who encounter unexpected financial difficulties. Monies awarded are outright grants without the expectation of repayment.


What We Do

The Parents of Avon meet monthly during the school year. Following a short general meeting to plan concession stands, the Blue Blazer Ball, and other projects, we enjoy listening to faculty (and often students) speak on topics like clubs and community service programs, intersession highlights, and school traditions. We often visit parts of campus like our newly renovated refectory and servery, the Estabrook Arts Center, the STEM complex, and the Nimrod Cabin and Pavilion. Our meetings are a wonderful way to meet other parents and get "the inside scoop" at AOF. Join us! 
Questions? Please contact us at

Sabrina Rettaliata, POA President

Parent to Will '21 and Clarke '16

From Bay Shore, NY 

“The AOF faculty leads by example, with wit and wisdom, in the classrooms, on the fields or even when simply sharing a meal together. They have inspired excellence in our sons and have given them an experience full of friendship and fun!”

Mark Puglielli, POA Vice President

Parent to Nate '21

From Canton, CT

“AOF challenges boys to extend themselves beyond their comfort zones.” 

Susan Reboul, POA Secretary

Parent to Christian '21

From Avon, CT

“From their experiences at Avon, these boys learn to value themselves from the inside out. They discover for themselves how to create possibility from the impossible.”

Robin DiNicola

Parent to Jack '23 and Joseph '18

From Wolcott, CT

“I love the AOF parent support and friendships❤️ 

I love how AOF helps our boys form relationships with adults and build confidence.” 

Sarah Maas

Parent to Jack '22

From Snowmass, CO

“AOF is one of a kind and has provided Jack with so many wonderful, life changing opportunities and experiences. I am thankful for the immense leadership, education, fun, family and friends he has now, and will undoubtedly have in the future, within the Avon brotherhood.” 

Elizabeth Masterson

Parent to Wells '22 and Bennett '22

From Westerly, RI

“I love Avon because they get boys. Love the healthy competition and the push to be the best you can be.” 

Amy Morris

Parent to Sawyer '24 and Bradley '20

From Avon, CT

“I love AOF because it makes boys better people. You feel it the minute you step on campus!!!"

Natalie Weaver

Parent to Melvin '23

From Farmington, CT

“I love the impact Avon Old Farms has had on Melvin’s academic confidence. In three months, my husband and I saw a change in his work ethic, his drive and determination to succeed. Avon Old Farms is not just preparing Melvin for the rigor of college, they are shaping a successful and accomplished young man.”