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Avon Old Farms School

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Avon Old Farms School

At a glance

Location Avon, CT
USA
Tuition $58,900
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 35%
Student Body Boys Total Aid Awarded $3,900,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $32,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 44%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 405

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 35*
Average SAT Score (Math) 584
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 551
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 13
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Southern Connecticut
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-PG
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Secondary
Student Body Boys
Established 1927
Dress Code Other(Jacket and Tie for classes and meals)
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 850
Head of School Kenneth H. LaRocque
Endowment $32,000,000

History

It was Theodate Pope Riddle's lifelong dream to build "an indestructible school for boys," which combined the best of Old England with the best of New England. She realized her aim with red sandstone quarried from School grounds and the model of a 16th-century Cotswald village. In the early 1900's, Mrs. Riddle purchased the land for her School -- which was known as the Old Farms properties. Mrs. Riddle began working on her school in 1915 when she had a brush with death on the Lusitania. By 1919, her plans were completed and in 1921 construction of Avon Old Farms School was begun. The school was then founded in 1927 with 40 boys in attendence.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 54
Part Time Faculty 11
Faculty with doctorate 3
Faculty with masters 25
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Architecture
Art
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chorus
Community Service
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Earth Science
Economics
Electives
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geology
Geometry
Government/Civics
History
Humanities
Latin
Music
Music Theory
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Pre-calculus
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
World History
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language
French Language
French Literature
Macroeconomics
Other (Spanish)
Physics B
Statistics
US Government & Politics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 405
Boys 405
% Boys/Girls 100%/0%
Boarding Students 305
Day Students 10
International
Canada
China
France
Germany
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (puerto rico)
Spain
Taiwan
UK
Venezuela
United States
Alabama
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of International Students 13%

Admission

E-mail admissions@avonoldfarms.com
Web Address www.avonoldfarms.com
Director of Admission Patrick Miller '07
Admission Application Apply to Avon Old Farms School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Awarded $3,900,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 35%
Acceptance Rate 44%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 56%
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (PSAT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $44,675
Boarding Student Tuition $58,900

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 584
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 551
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 556
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
other (Riflery)
soccer
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field
wrestling
Recreational Sports
golf
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Audiovisual Club
Community Service Program
Computer Club
International Club
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Other (Connecticut Forum)
Ski Club
Spanish Club
Spirit Club
Student Government
Student Jobs Program
Yearbook

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Phone 860-404-4100
Address 500 Old Farms Rd - Avon, CT 06001 USA
Website www.avonoldfarms.com 
Email admissions@avonoldfarms.com 
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