Church Farm School

1001 East Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA 19341
Tel: 610-363-5347
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 190 students
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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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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Church Farm School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 7-12
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 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 55% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $135 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$34,300 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,400 $27,675
% Students on Financial Aid 90% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $28,800 $20,630
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


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 AdmissionsBrandon Zeigler
Associate Director of AdmissionsMarvin Garcia '99

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 6 16
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Literature, U.S. History


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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 35 24
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
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, founded in 1918, 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. We offer a wide variety of academic, athletic, social and extracurricular opportunities. 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. Notable schools include Princeton, MIT, Cornell, Emory, Northwestern, Illinois and Northeastern, among others.
  • The school is for boys only, grades 8 through 12.
  • Ninety percent of our students live on campus, while the other 10 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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The Phelps School (4.2 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Malvern, PAThe Phelps School
    583 Sugartown Road
    MalvernPA 19355
    4.2 mi | 100 students | Gr. 6-12
  • West Chester, PAWesttown School
    (Society of Friends)
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    6.5 mi | 381 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • Wayne, PAValley Forge Military Academy
    1001 Eagle Road
    WaynePA 19087
    11.1 mi | 300 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Pottstown, PAHill School
    717 East High Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    (610) 326-1000
    14.8 mi | 515 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Pennsburg, PAThe Perkiomen School
    200 Seminary Street
    PennsburgPA 18073
    25.8 mi | 336 students | Gr. 6-12
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