Admission

Application Process

We are excited about your candidacy for admission at Church Farm School. Our application process requires prospective students to follow several steps over the course of the admission cycle. All steps necessary to complete the application process are outlined below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

1. Submit an Application

There are two ways to apply to Church Farm School!

  1. Church Farm School’s unique application, which can be accessed here.
  2. Via the Common Application provided by The Enrollment Management Association called the Standard Application Online (SAO). There is no difference between using the SAO or CFS’s own application. The SAO saves time for you if several of your schools will accept this instrument. If you opt to use the SAO, be sure to indicate Church Farm School.

2. Schedule a Visit and Interview

An interview is REQUIRED as part of the application process, so contact the admission office at 610.363.5347 or at admissions@gocfs.net to set one up. Please note that our appointment calendar fills quickly. We will conduct interviews via Skye or FaceTime if an applicant is unable to visit campus.

3. Required Testing

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is required for all applicants. For more information on registration and test dates, please call SSATB in Princeton, NJ at 609.683.4440 or via the web at http://www.ssat.org/. To ensure Church Farm School receives your score report, our SSAT school code is 2236.

We will also accept ISEE scores. Our ERB code is 393150.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose primary language is NOT English. For more information, please call TOEFL at 609.771.7100 or via the web at http://www.toefl.com/. To ensure Church Farm School receives your score report, our TOEFL school code is 7218.

4. Letter of Decision and Revisit Days

Letters of decision will be mailed on March 10, and your reply is expected by April 10.

Important Dates
  • First Round Application Deadline: January 31. Please note that applications received after this date will be considered in the second round.
  • Financial Aid Deadline: February 15
  • Admission Decisions Sent: March 10
  • Declaration of Intent Due: April 10

Tips for Applicants and Their Parents

List of 3 items.

  • Schedule Your Visit

    The on-campus interview is an important — and required — part of our application process. We recommend that you schedule your visit to campus during the fall in an attempt to avoid inclement weather during the winter.

    You must complete your interview visit no later than January 31 to be considered in our first round of admission decisions. Please phone our office ahead of time to schedule your visit. Our staff conducts interviews during the times found below. Please allow approximately 90 minutes for your tour and interview.

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 
    11:30 AM

    Saturday
    By appointment only
  • Campus Tour

    Your interview visit will begin in our admission office. There you will meet your tour guide and embark on a 30 to 45-minute tour of the campus. We encourage you to ask your guide plenty of questions about student life at Church Farm School.
  • Interview

    After your tour, an admissions officer will meet with you for an interview. Your interviewer will ask you questions about important events in your life, your current school situation and why you are interested in attending Church Farm School.

    Following your interview, the admissions officer will meet separately with your parents to answer any questions they may have about Church Farm. When your admission visit concludes, you are more than welcome to continue exploring the campus. Feel free to visit any extracurricular activities and sports practices or games that are scheduled.
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.