Day Students at Church Farm School

Exceptional college-prep curriculum. Extraordinary brotherhood.

High school is a significant chapter in a young man’s life.

As a parent, you want to find a school with a reputation for preparing boys to confidently take those next steps.

You may have run into some challenges along the way. You might feel your son is getting lost at a larger public school. You’re worried he isn’t getting the attention he needs to be successful. You want your son to be surrounded by other motivated boys who will support and encourage him to achieve more than he could imagine.

It’s also important that he has opportunities outside the classroom. High school is an important time when your son develops new interests and skills. You want him to be involved in activities that will help him refine those skills — whether it’s athletics, the arts or community service.

Church Farm School, a private high school in Exton, Pa., puts boys on a proven pathway to success.  Learn more about opportunities for our day students below, including:
Because of our strong college-prep curriculum and even stronger brotherhood, CFS graduates are well-rounded, resilient young men ready for the real world.

Key Distinctives

Explore the Church Farm School advantage

Because high school plays such an important role in your son’s future, you know that a positive learning environment is critical for securing the right opportunities. Discover what makes CFS different from a more traditional education pathway.

Academic Preparedness
In addition to quality academics and a challenging curriculum that translates to college acceptance, CFS offers a college guidance program to help boys find “best fit” schools. Students can take advantage of SAT prep and college transition courses and a variety of advanced and honors classes.

Diverse Learning Community
Diversity is a core part of CFS culture. Your son will learn and grow with students from all over the world and from different backgrounds, perspectives, faiths and cultures. The CFS experience often expands college options for boys who might not have had access or opportunity in previous school settings.

Leadership Skills
Your son’s worldview and values will be shaped tremendously. The CFS experience will instill strong character traits and the leadership skills he needs for life. Students are actively mentored, involved in ambassador and leadership programs and participate in town halls to discuss important national and worldwide issues.

Core Values
The school’s four core values (respect, responsibility, integrity and brotherhood) define expectations and set the standard for how CFS students interact with one another. A Christian community rooted in the Episcopal tradition, twice-weekly chapel services reflect various faith backgrounds.

Health & Well-Being
Student-athletes can push themselves on the court or on the field at CFS. The Griffins compete in 11 sports that include championship basketball, track and wrestling teams. A variety of club sports and extensive facilities that include a gym, pavilion, athletic fields and an outdoor swimming pool round out the program.

CFS graduates are curious and compassionate learners, compelling communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, persistent in the pursuit of excellence, ethical agents for the common good and committed to global responsibility.

Questions about Church Farm School’s independent boarding or day school? Please contact our admissions team at (610) 363-5347 or
The Experience

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Because high school plays such an important role in your son’s future, you know that a positive learning environment is critical for securing the right opportunities. Discover what makes CFS different from a more traditional education pathway.

Like boarding students, CFS students are assigned a cottage and are always invited to stay for dinner and study hall, and to all weekend and evening events. Many day students choose to live on campus their senior year, giving them a head start on living independently and preparing for college life.

Church Farm School also focuses on personal responsibility and personal growth. This is embodied in a character-building curriculum and approach to helping boys develop good habits and self-confidence.

At CFS, your son will develop healthy relationships with his peers, trusted adults and mentors. He will be known and cared for and will be part of a brotherhood where each boy watches out for one another.
There is so much motivation here, whether it’s seeing the other students working so hard and succeeding, the mentoring from upperclassmen and advisors, or the genuine investment in our kids … expectation of achievement is the norm at CFS and the school has fostered an enthusiasm for academics and desire to succeed in [our son] Van.
-Morgan Beever, CFS Parent
Day Program students benefit from small classes and academic support, so you don’t have to worry about your son getting lost in the crowd.

Faculty and staff work together to ensure our students are learning the life skills they need to thrive in their next steps. Students receive mentorship support from the academics team, advisors and grade-level leaders, cottage faculty and a College Guidance Director.

Quick Facts
  • 70% of faculty members hold advanced degrees.
  • The student-to-teacher ratio is 5:1, and the average class size is 10, so every young man gets the individual attention they need to thrive.
  • Faculty and staff get to know their students through classes, clubs, sports, activities, advising and mentorship.
  • The STEM curriculum employs cutting-edge tools and technologies, as well asr cross-discipline academic collaboration.
  • Students can choose from 43 electives, giving them the opportunity to develop new interests and critical skills across a variety of mediums

Imagine the possibilities. Learn more about the Day Program at Church Farm School with this valuable parent information guide.
College Prep

Learn how CFS graduates are ready to thrive in college and beyond
The CFS campus is situated on 150 scenic acres in Chester County in f Exton, PA. Our proximity to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C. affords our students multiple opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else.

CFS students attend plays, visit museums and participate in service projects for real-world activities that truly enhance the learning experience.

When they leave CFS, students are prepared for today’s world, equipped to navigate complex situations and able to grapple with ideas and challenges in college and beyond.

100% of our graduates are accepted to college, and many are recruited by some of the best schools in the nation, including:
  • Brown University
  • Cornell University
  • Drexel University
  • Emory University
  • Howard University 
  • Lehigh University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Juniata College
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University
  • Skidmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Yale University

Our Alumni Success program will help your son get through college. Our graduates live all over the world and work in varied careers. And after college, your son is invited to join the CFS alumni network, which will help him stay connected for life.
Visit Us

Turn your son’s potential into success.
The best way to see if Church Farm School is the right school for your family is to experience the campus firsthand. There are multiple ways to explore the campus, including in-person visits and virtual tours.

Please go to the link below for more information.
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.