At Church Farm School, brotherhood is one of our core values. You will have the opportunity to become a “brother” to nearly 200 boys of varying socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, a truly unique experience and what we feel sets us apart from other independent schools.
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Founded as a boarding school in 1918, we also serve a number of day students, each of whom is assigned to one of our 10 “cottage” dormitories and is encouraged to participate in the many extracurricular activities that Church Farm School offers. We like to think that the only difference between a day and a boarding student is that day students sleep at home.
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CFS Christmas Pageant “Why the Chimes Rang”
Started in 1924 and based on a short story, the school’s annual Pageant, held each December on a Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, features students dressed in beautiful period costumes acting in pantomime with accompaniment from the CFS Choir, audience singalongs and our organ. This story of a child’s selflessness for the Christ child is a wonderful start to the Christmas season. Typically, Pageant weekend also features a cottage decorating contest and a progressive dinner.
College Draft Day
A tradition that began in spring 2015 and the precursor to Field Day, College Draft day is an opportunity for our seniors to announce their college decisions to the entire community in a festive morning ceremony.
Halloween Decorating Challenge
Each cottage works together to create the best decorated space, and students are able to tour their peers’ efforts, replete with candy, of course.
Lessons and Carols
Church Farm Students hail from nearly a dozen different countries, and each year we gather to celebrate this diversity around a multicultural dinner, featuring culinary dishes from around the world prepared by our caterer, Sodexo, our faculty and staff, our students and their families.
Maroon vs. Grey Field Day
The second to last week of school, our community spends the entire day outdoors (weather permitting) participating in organized and relaxed activities and competitions. The highlight of the day is our pre-lunch maroon vs. grey tug-of-wars by class. The day usually concludes with distribution of the Yearbook and a video summarizing the year.
Senior and Freshman Retreats
At the beginning of each school year, our seniors and our freshmen embark on day or weekend-long retreats as a class with faculty leadership where they engage in team-building and goal-setting activities.
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.