Meet the Team

We are thrilled that you are interested in an education at Church Farm School. Statements that we hear over and over from our alumni include “Church Farm School is home” and “Church Farm School is family.” We aim to be all of these things to our students, and from most accounts, we are succeeding in this mission.

The Office

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  • Brandon Herbert

    Brandon Herbert, Director of Enrollment, joined the Church Farm School administrative team in July 2021. In this role, he recruits high-achieving young men entering grades 9-12 to the school’s college preparatory boarding and day programs. Prior to Church Farm School, Brandon was the Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Girard College in Philadelphia, as well as the Director of the D.R.E.E.A.M.S (Diversity, Resilience, English, Engineering, Arts, Math and Science) Program for rising sixth through ninth grade students at Girard College and The Philadelphia School. “Church Farm has an incredible mission that supports the holistic growth of young men within a diverse learning environment. My own educational experience aligns directly with the mission, and I see myself in the young men that CFS serves,” says Brandon. His email is
  • Martina McPhail

    Martina McPhail, Assistant Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, previously served as the Assistant Program Manager for the A Better Chance program's Mid-Atlantic office. She brings to the team years of experience recruiting, placing and supporting students attending private schools across the United States. In addition, Martina is a product of the independent school setting and built many friendships at surrounding independent schools, both boarding and day. Through this experience and shared experiences of her friends, she has learned what it means to not just do well in private school but to thrive. She says, "My goal is to provide an opportunity for our scholars to learn, grow and surpass their own expectations." You can contact Martina at
  • Kath Houlahan

    Kath Houlahan, Admissions Assistant, joined the Church Farm School Admissions team in August 2023. She has previously worked at several schools, preschools and child-related businesses, such as a summer camp and even a musical theatre. Sometimes Kath has served as administrative support, other times as a preschool teacher or daycare director. In each role, her main objective is to warmly welcome each family and make available all the information they need to make the best decisions possible. Kath assists with many of the details of the application process; if you need help or information, her email address is
The Admission Office is your guide as you navigate the application process. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information or to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus, where you will get to meet the students who call CFS home, and the faculty and staff who help make it so.

Questions? Email us at or call us at 610.363.5347. 
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.