Church Farm School

1001 East Lincoln Highway,
Exton, PA 19341
Tel: 610-363-5347
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 190 students
Church Farm School prepares a diverse group of boys with academic ability and good character to lead productive and fulfilling lives by making a college preparatory education financially accessible.

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Listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 329 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Church Farm School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 8-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1918 1909
Campus Size 150 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 190 students 295 students
% Students of Color 64% 19%
% International Students 15% 20%
% Students Boarding 90% 68%
Average SAT Score 1670 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1380 - 1960 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 6 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 55% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $135 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$32,000 $48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,100 $26,800
% Students on Financial Aid 90% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $28,800 $20,074
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 31 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 50% -
Acceptance Rate 33% 57%
Director of Admissions Brandon Zeigler  
Associate Director of Admissions Marvin Garcia '99  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 6 15
Biology Calculus AB
Calculus BC Chemistry
Literature U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 10 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 35 25
ExtracurricularsAdmissions Office Volunteer, Arbor Club, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Big Brother/Little Brother Program, C.O.R.E Outdoor, C.O.R.E. Community Service, CFS Choir, CFS Singers, Chapel Staff, Chess Club, Choir, Christmas Pageant, Conduct Review Board, Cooking Club, Cottage Prefect, DECA, Drama Club, Filmmaking Club, Greystock News (Student Newspaper), Griffey Mascot Squad, History Club, Jazz Band, Literary Magazine, Math Club (AMC),

College Matriculation

Year: 2005-2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Drexel University 10
University of Illinois 8
Carnegie Mellon University 3
Cornell University 3
Northwestern University 3
NYU 3
John Hopkins University 1
Massachusets Institute of Technology 1
Swarthmore College 1
University of Pennsylvania 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

    The Church Farm School was founded in 1918 continues to be a most unique school. We offer a wide variety of academic, athletic, social and extracurricular opportunities to those who attend. A few pertinent facts are worth highlighting:

  • The only curriculum offered at CFS is college-preparatory.
  • Ninety-seven percent of CFS seniors go on to four-year colleges immediately upon graduation. Last year's seniors are currently at MIT, Cornell, Emory, Northwestern, Illinois, and Northeastern, among others.
  • The school is for boys only, grades 7 through 12.
  • Ninety percent of our students live on campus, while the other  ten percent commute each day.
  • Every student is issued a MacBook laptop computer.
  • Facilities are bright, clean and spacious.
  • Admission to CFS is highly competitive—we are not the right school for every boy.
  • We are committed to treating all candidates honestly, sensitively and fairly.
  • We have one of the strongest financial aid programs in the country, and are committed to making a CFS education affordable.
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Micheal Eric - NBA Player signed with Cleveland Cavaliers, Center on Temple Men's Basketball Team 2007-2011, Earned Degree and worked towards Masters
    • Chris Raab - MTV Star and Actor
    • Talmadge O'Neill - Silicon Valley Entrepeneur
    • Dozie Mbonu - Member of Lehigh Basketball Hall of Fame, International Professional

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The Phelps School (4.2 miles away)
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  • MalvernThe Phelps School
     
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    MalvernPA19355
    610-644-1754
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  • West ChesterWesttown School
     
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA19382
    610-399-7900
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  • WayneValley Forge Military Academy
     
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    WaynePA19087
    610-989-1490
    11.1 mi | 300 students | Gr. 7-12
  • PottstownHill School
     
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    PottstownPA19464
    (610) 326-1000
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  • PennsburgThe Perkiomen School
     
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