We definitely have a brotherhood where we want what’s right for each other and the school so that we can mutually prosper
Sebastian Corrales '19
Sebastian Corrales '19 is in the final year of a six-year journey at Church Farm School. Raised in Delaware County then Philadelphia, he learned about the school through the A Better Chance (ABC) program, which recommended it based on its strong wrestling program under longtime coach and teacher Art Smith. “I also thought the school would be good for me because I got easily distracted at my old charter school where there were 30 kids in each classroom.” Although Sebastian enjoyed the middle school experience at Church Farm School, it was his ninth grade year when everything really started to coalesce. “I started to love the school and opportunities to be more successful because everything I needed was right in front of me.”
Sebastian has always been a well-respected leader at Church Farm School; not only on the wrestling mat but also as a student ambassador and tour guide, too. Running for Student Congress seemed a natural progression. “The upperclassmen were always my motivation, and I want the younger Griffins to feed off of the energy of our senior class.” Sebastian says the school’s uniqueness lies in the brotherhood and the indelible bonds that are formed, even through mundane activities such as lunch chores. “We definitely have a brotherhood where we want what’s right for each other and the school so that we can mutually prosper.”
After CFS, Sebastian hopes to attend the Naval Academy and eventually serve as a midshipman. Sebastian's father's family was saved from an overcrowded ship lost in the Gulf of Mexico during the Mariel boatlift crisis by a Naval aircraft carrier. "I want to be able to help families like mine and invite them into their new home as the Navy did for us."
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.