Discover Church Farm School

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 we witness from every adult on campus. - Morgan Beever P'20, P'15
Every boy at Church Farm School is chosen for his potential to grow as an impactful leader. Our community is very diverse, with students coming from across the country and around the world. Students gain the type of cultural competence needed to be successful adults; our young men bring the world to Church Farm School. Central to Church Farm School is the boarding experience. Our residential character extends far beyond our 10 cottages and 150-acre campus. It influences every aspect of life here, fostering common experiences in our dorms, on our athletic fields and in our chapel services. Our teachers reside with their families on or near campus, and participate fully in the life of the school—and the lives of our boys.

The school’s 75 exceptional faculty and staff members guide 200 students through a rigorous curriculum that fosters outstanding academic development, with a strong focus on STEM and ethical leadership. Students also experience a full program of athletic, artistic and spiritual activities that create a caring, close community. Church Farm School engages its students through a curriculum that accentuates academic excellence, values and character and service leadership. Our class size averages 10 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-one.

Church Farm School students are going on to do great things with their lives. For the past seven years, 100% of our graduates have been accepted into leading four-year colleges and universities. We hope you will take a closer look at Church Farm School.
Harrison Smith '20 of Philadelphia selected Church Farm School for his high school experience due to its small, supportive learning environment. A smart, but quiet, young man, Harrison says he didn’t initially see himself as a “leader.”

That all changed his sophomore year when he became president of the Art Club. “I realized that I actually enjoyed guiding students and being looked up to as a role model. Ever since then, I have been taking on the various opportunities given to me. Now that I know what leadership looks like, I feel that I am prepared for college and ready to explore future leadership roles.”

Harrison earned a prestigious summer internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) while at CFS, and is currently attending Hamilton College, where he plans to major in biology and minor in art.
Sungho Yoo '17 came to the United States from Korea. Arriving at Church Farm School in 10th grade he recalls, “The environment was so diverse! It was something that I never expected to exist in America.”

Living within a diverse environment—ethnically, financially and otherwise—was important to Sungho. “Like Korea, America suffers through economic division. Church Farm School has helped me to develop my passion, which is to help resolve that division.”

Sungho is currently pursuing that passion at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). “I selected Johns Hopkins because Baltimore has an underserved population and the school is very much involved in helping achieve economic equality there.” 

Through his time at CFS, Sungho says the school “helped me become more fluent in communicating with people of other backgrounds.

Our Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Brandon Herbert

    Brandon Herbert 

    Director of Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Martina McPhail

    Martina McPhail 

    Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Barbara Scudder

    Barbara Scudder 

    Admission Coordinator
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.