Ten small, bright “cottage” dormitories, that hold a maximum of 18 students, help to provide a positive atmosphere that encourages intellectual, emotional and social growth.
Each home away from home is under the supervision of two members of the cottage faculty who are responsible for the students' well being. Cottage life offers a unique opportunity for a young man to learn how to live with and understand people from social, cultural and ethnic groups different from his own. Cottage life is an experience that will remain with young men forever, as friends made in boarding school will be friends for life. The skills that students develop in the residence halls help them to grow into adults who impact their community in a very positive way.
The cottage faculty’s focus is primarily on the residential life of CFS students. However, most are involved in other facets of the school. It is not unusual for our students to interact with them as a teacher or substitute in the classroom, coaching their sports team or sponsoring a club.
Principles and Practices for Excellence in Cottage Life
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.