Application Process

We are excited about your candidacy for admission at Church Farm School. Our application process requires prospective students to follow several steps over the course of the admission cycle. All steps necessary to complete the application process are outlined below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Admission Dates and Deadlines

October 15: CFS will begin to review applications for the following school year
February 1: Application Priority Deadline 

February 1 - July 31: Rolling admissions. Students can apply until all available spots are filled.   
February 19: Financial Aid Priority Deadline 
March 10: Admissions Decisions for priority applicants w/Financial Aid awards shared.
March 31: Revisit Day
April 10: Enrollment contracts are due for accepted students who received acceptance letter on March 10.

April – July 31: Rolling Admissions - We are still accepting applications for the 24-25 school year. Limited financial aid is available. Please contact the office with any questions or to schedule a campus visit.

Submit an Application

There are two ways to apply to Church Farm School!

  1. Church Farm School’s unique application, which can be accessed here.
  2. Via the Common Application provided by The Enrollment Management Association called the Standard Application Online (SAO). There is no difference between using the SAO or CFS’s own application. The SAO saves time for you if several of your schools will accept this instrument. If you opt to use the SAO, be sure to indicate Church Farm School.

Schedule an Interview

An interview is REQUIRED as part of the application process. Interviews can be conducted before or after a campus visit. If a campus visit is not possible, we offer virtual interviews via Zoom or FaceTime. For more information concerning the interview and/or to schedule one, please contact the Admissions office at 610.363.5347 or

Required Testing

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is required for all applicants. For more information on registration and test dates, please call SSATB in Princeton, NJ at 609.683.4440 or via the web at To ensure Church Farm School receives your score report, our SSAT school code is 2236.

We will also accept ISEE scores. Our ERB code is 393150.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose primary language is NOT English. For more information, please call TOEFL at 609.771.7100 or via the web at To ensure Church Farm School receives your score report, our TOEFL school code is 7218.

Tips for Applicants and Their Parents

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  • Schedule Your Visit

    The on-campus interview is an important — and required — part of our application process. We recommend that you schedule your visit to campus during the fall in an attempt to avoid inclement weather during the winter.

    You must complete your interview visit no later than January 31 to be considered in our first round of admission decisions. Please phone our office ahead of time to schedule your visit. Our staff conducts interviews during the times found below. Please allow approximately 90 minutes for your tour and interview.

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 
    11:30 AM

    By appointment only
  • Campus Tour

    Your interview visit will begin in our admission office. There you will meet your tour guide and embark on a 30 to 45-minute tour of the campus. We encourage you to ask your guide plenty of questions about student life at Church Farm School.
  • Interview

    After your tour, an admissions officer will meet with you for an interview. Your interviewer will ask you questions about important events in your life, your current school situation and why you are interested in attending Church Farm School.

    Following your interview, the admissions officer will meet separately with your parents to answer any questions they may have about Church Farm. When your admission visit concludes, you are more than welcome to continue exploring the campus. Feel free to visit any extracurricular activities and sports practices or games that are scheduled.
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.