Giving

Support Church Farm School

Philanthropic support is key to our success in providing an excellent education to boys “of ability and promise” from diverse circumstances. Since 1918, thousands of individuals have applauded and sustained the school’s mission of education and service. A mission-driven program challenges us every day, but all of these great young men—our 190 students—are well worth the investment.
Thanks to the dream of our School’s Founder, The Rev. Dr. Charles Shreiner, Church Farm School provides a rigorous college preparatory education and instills the core values of respect, integrity, responsibility and brotherhood for a diverse group of boys in grades 9-12 for whom this experience would otherwise be financially inaccessible. Tuition accounts for as much as 90 percent of the operating budget at other independent schools but covers less than 15% of our operating budget.

While Church Farm School was originally a self-sustaining working farm, a majority of the farm land was sold in the 1970s to create a significant endowment that helps offset the enormous discrepancy between tuition income and expenses. Today, the Board of Directors and professional managers carefully steward the endowment; however endowment income cannot and does not cover all of our needs. Consequently, philanthropy becomes more and more critical to Church Farm’s continued existence and growth each year.

There are many Ways to Give to Church Farm School, and if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the impact you could have on Church Farm School, its students and the entire community, please do not hesitate to contact the Development Team.
All my accomplishments throughout my six years happened because of some of the adults and peers in the community who always pushed me to be my best self. - Emmanuel Lawal '20 

Our Team

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Jon Knorr

    Jon Knorr 

    Director of Development
    610-363-5363
  • Photo of Jennifer Devine

    Jennifer Devine 

    Assistant Director of Development
    610-363-5383
  • Photo of Lori McDermott

    Lori McDermott 

    Assistant Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    610-363-5338
  • Photo of Stefanie Claypoole

    Stefanie Claypoole 

    Director of Marketing and Communications
    610-363-5376
  • Photo of Judy  Mullane

    Judy  Mullane 

    Development Administrative Assistant
    610-363-5333
  • Photo of Alexis McDonald

    Alexis McDonald 

    Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Events
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.