Campus Life

Student Safety at CFS

Church Farm School is a caring community placing the health and safety of our scholars as our highest priority. We continually review and update policies, procedures, and training practices to ensure that everyone in our community feels safe and respected. Scholars and adults alike are provided clear instruction for what to do should they have any concern or reason to believe that boundaries are not respected.
Regular, annual training of faculty and staff includes both video and in-service workshops provided by third-party professionals trained in school safety education, professional and inter-personal boundaries and mandatory reporting. Faculty and staff meetings also review these principles and standards of good practice. Prospective employees are screened through background checks and current employees are rescreened on a regular cycle. 
On campus, scholars are provided ongoing education as part of advisory, grade-level, cottage and all-school meetings. Programs are developed and promoted through the Health and Wellness team comprised of Human Resources, the Student Life Office, Academic Office, School Counselor and Head Nurse. Programs are informed by and occasionally presented by seasoned educators, counselors, law enforcement officials and legal experts. They are also provided education about using other tools such as Safe2Say, a confidential hotline created for easy reporting of concerns any scholar might have.
Church Farm School acknowledges and deeply regrets that some scholars from previous decades suffered abuse during their time here. We continue to hold sincere and deep empathy for any scholar that suffered abuse while attending our school.

The school has cooperated fully with law enforcement officials and encourages others who may have suffered abuse to come forward, and the school remains committed to working through these difficult matters for the benefit of past, present and future scholars.
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.