CHURCH FARM SCHOOL | 1001 E. LINCOLN HWY. | EXTON, PENNSYLVANIA 19341 | 610.363.7500 PHONE | 610.363.5367 FAX
Church Farm School exists to provide real and meaningful opportunity to motivated, hard-working boys from many places in our region and around the world, especially those who desire an excellent education. For nearly 100 years, this work has been made possible through the support of a wonderful philanthropic community choosing to provide uncommon educational access to those students who would not typically enjoy such a life-changing experience.
Our tagline, Inspiring Boys – Fulfilling Dreams, speaks of our desire to find the most inspirational boys from all races, creeds, cultures and economic circumstances and, in turn, inspire them to make their dreams a reality through a rigorous academic curriculum, engaging campus life, highly competitive athletic program and service to the greater community. We seek to prepare each boy in mind, body and spirit for life in some of the country’s best colleges and universities with most receiving significant scholarships, the kind we provide at CFS.
Mission Statement: St. James School is a faith-based Philadelphia middle school in the Episcopal tradition, committed to educating traditionally under-resourced students in a nurturing environment. The school is a community that provides a challenging academic program and encourages the development of the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative gifts in its students.
St. James School is the only Episcopal school in the city of Philadelphia. The school exclusively serves low-income children and families from its Allegheny West community. Allegheny West—once a working class manufacturing hub—suffered greatly from the departure of major factories in the 1980’s and 90’s. Job scarcity, the ready availability of illicit drugs, and the poor quality of education at neighborhood public schools have strained local families for multiple generations. 40% of residents live in poverty—more than triple the poverty rate of the rest of the state. Almost one quarter of adults in the neighborhood are unemployed, and Allegheny West experiences one of the highest rates of incarceration in the city of Philadelphia. Public schools serving Allegheny West remain on the State’s list of lowest-performing schools.