Where is Church Farm School?

Church Farm School has been educating young men in Exton, Pennsylvania, for over 100 years.

The school was founded in 1918 by Reverend Dr. Charles W. Shreiner, the son of a single mother who struggled to provide for her children. His mother gave all of her children up for adoption except Reverend Shreiner, and so he vowed to open a school where boys could access an exceptional education and unique opportunities despite their circumstances. 

In Church Farm’s early years, students worked on our now bygone farm in exchange for a reasonably priced education. Even though the farm is no longer part of our campus, the school’s mission is still the same — we provide a place for boys to develop their minds, bodies and character so they can grow to live meaningful, productive lives. Read more about our history.

Learn more about how we provide an exceptional education for boys in the Exton area as well as up and down the Main Line.

We Serve Students From Near

Church Farm School enrolls day students from:
... and Far

Church Farm School enrolls boarding students from:
  • 13 states and many major cities across the country, including metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago and Newark
  • Countries around the globe, including China, S. Korea, Rwanda and Kenya

Find out more about how our boys boarding program uniquely prepares students for college, careers and the real world.
Being away from home for the first time, coming to a place that made me feel safe and able to grow was very important. Each student is different, but everyone has each other’s backs and best interests in mind.
-Yohanan Brown , ’22
New to Exton?

Philadelphia that were originally connected by the railroad in the early 19th century.

Our campus has the best of both worlds with 150 acres of green space and easy access to Exton’s town center with shopping, restaurants, bike trails and more. Some favorite local attractions include Longwood Gardens and exploring downtown West Chester. Church Farm students enjoy being part of the Exton/West Chester community, including competing in (and winning!) the West Chester Chili Cookoff and volunteering at St. James School and the Melton Center.

Church Farm is a 30-minute drive to Philadelphia and quick train rides from major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Baltimore. Our proximity to cultural centers across the northeastern United States gives our students easy access to opportunities for field trips, excursions, entertainment and educational opportunities.

Places to Stay

There are accommodations for every budget near Church Farm School.

Options include:

Why Church Farm?

The Church Farm experience is synonymous with opportunity, growth, leadership, friendship, and mentorship. Whether you’re a boarding or day student, we emphasize preparation for more than just college — we prepare you for the real world. How do we do it?

Acceptance. Being at an all-boys school takes a lot of the social pressure off — you can be yourself here. 
You’ll be well-versed in self-discipline, time-management and the independence needed for a successful college experience, and later, a career.
You’ll challenge yourself. You’ll try new things. You’ll play sports. You’ll be a student leader. 
You will be seen and known by your teachers and friends. From team sports to “family” dinners to birthday celebrations, you will have a built-in support system.
Church Farm’s history is deeply rooted in making an exceptional education accessible, which is why affordability is part of our mission.
Even after you graduate, we will be invested in your lifelong success as you pursue college, a career and become an active member of your community. We will help you stay connected to the Church Farm network of alumni, mentors and friends.

Visit Church Farm School

Step on campus and get a feel for our history and our future.
Schedule your visit today.
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.