Academics

Summer Reading

Each student will read a book based on the grade level they are entering. These books will connect our students to their classmates, coursework, grade level work, and our school’s core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, and brotherhood. Every student should purchase the appropriate book below for his incoming grade level, read it over the summer, and bring a copy of the text to school in September. If you are enrolled in an AP or honors level course for next year please check the list below for further summer reading requirements. You will need to be signed into your CFS Google account to access many of the documents. Please email the teacher directly if you have questions or are experiencing difficulties.

You are welcome to buy these books anywhere, but the Amazon link is provided below.

9th Grade- The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore (CFS will provide copy of book in new student packet through Admission office) 
Note to rising 9th graders: This summer reading book will be the subject of a key discussion activity during freshmen orientation, as well as a graded assignment in the first week of your freshman English class. Please read the book in order to start the year off well!

10th Grade- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey 
Note to rising 10th graders: This summer reading book has been chosen to support your continued development as you move into your sophomore year.  It will be used as a reference, during Grade-level meetings and classes, to reinforce attributes and behaviors of successful students.

11th Grade- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck   
Note to rising 11th graders: Read and take notes on Chapters 1-4 and Chapter 8.  You will be asked to work with this book throughout grade level time next year. You will also need to choose a second book from this list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19lufnCRg0n7YA5_59-xmx0EWlqJ4Ryr1gUL6SGILYkQ/edit?usp=sharing


12th Grade- The Gatekeepers by Jacques Steinberg
Note to the rising 12th graders: Your summer reading book will help get you in the mindset for the college application process. This book will be used in AP Literature, Economics, and in beginning of the year grade-level meetings.
Church Farm School 2019-2020
Honors, Advanced Placement and upper level courses with summer work

The following courses have summer work and/or reading assigned. Please click the links in the sidebar for full details for each course, or just view the full Google doc here.

History:
Honors Humanities Modern Global History 10
Advanced Placement US History

English:
Honors Humanities English 10
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (APEnglish Language)
Advanced Placement Literature and Composition (AP English Lit.)

Science:
Advanced Placement Biology
Advanced Placement Chemistry
Advanced Physics 

Math:
Honors Algebra 2
PreCalculus
Honors PreCalculus
Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC

Foreign Language:
Spanish 4
Advanced Placement Spanish
French 4

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.