The Church Farm School (CFS)—an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 in Exton, PA—is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors recently approved a $15M plan to modernize the school’s campus; the first part of a multiphase project to advance the school’s mission of educating 180 high-potential young men through its second century. The campus renovation retains the rural and historic charm of Church Farm School’s nationally recognized campus while transforming the academic side of the campus in three main areas:
New Arts Center: A new Arts Center will consolidate the school’s arts program into a centralized, modern facility complete with studios, labs, classrooms and practice and performance spaces. A central exhibition gallery and outdoor arts patio will showcase student work.
Academic Building Renovations: The school’s main academic building – Greystock Hall – will be re-oriented to face the new entrance and quad. This will allow for a consolidated Admission office on the first floor, an enlarged dining center and modernized classrooms and gathering spaces.
New Entrance and School Safety Enhancements: An inviting new entrance road from Valley Creek Boulevard will create a safer and more environmentally sound campus approach and exit.
This project has been largely funded by generous donors and supporters as part of the school’s “For the Boys” Capital Campaign. The school anticipates site work will commence in spring 2019, with a completion date of August 2020. Designers for the project are Voith and Mactavish, architects, and Chester Valley Engineers, civil engineers. Construction is being provided by H.L. Wiker Inc. and CH&E Construction, both of Lancaster, PA.
“We are excited about Church Farm School’s campus renovation and the ways in which it will enhance the school as it enters its second century. We also know that the competitive environment for independent schools has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. The talented and deserving students we seek have many great options and we want CFS to be their first choice,” says Matt Burns, Board President and a former CFS parent.
“We are grateful to our Board for supporting our vision, and our Capital Campaign taskforce, chaired by Board members John Bellis and Dick Gherst, who have worked tirelessly to fulfill the Campaign and make this project a reality,” adds Head of School The Rev. Edmund K. Sherrill II.
Located in Exton and founded in 1918, the Church Farm School is an Episcopal boarding and day school for approximately 180 boys in grades 9 through 12 and was named the “Most Beautiful Private High School in PA” in 2018 by Architectural Digest. Students participate in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum as well as comprehensive athletics and arts programs. More than 90% of students receive generous financial aid from the school, and all graduates are accepted at competitive colleges and universities, including Yale, Brown, Williams, Johns Hopkins and others. Learn more at www.gocfs.net.
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 continues to fulfill its mission of 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.