Avon Old Farms School
Since 1927, Avon Old Farms School has excelled at cultivating young men of integrity who honor wisdom, justice, inclusion, service, and the pursuit of truth. Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms — the best boy boarding school in Connecticut — stands as the leader in preparing young men for higher education. The school’s founder, Theodate Pope Riddle, was one of America’s first, successful, female architects, and she serves as the cornerstone of our school’s motto, Aspirando et Perseverando — To Aspire and to Persevere. Mrs. Riddle’s fortitude and vision in 1927 created the groundwork for an institution that challenges boys in the pursuit of knowledge and self-improvement. Throughout this process, students find unwavering support and create fraternal bonds that will last a lifetime.