Exton >> The Church Farm School and day school for boys in grades 9-12 in Exton will be hosting a Centennial Community Day Celebration on May 19. The free, family-friendly event will be held on the school’s north campus around the soccer field and silos, and highlights include food trucks, artisans, fireworks, live music by The Love Jones Band, a petting zoo, farm-themed games, inflatables, music by the esteemed CFS Choir and more. The event begins at 4 p.m. and ends at approximately 9:30 p.m. Online registration is available here.
One hundred years ago on April 1, 1918, The Rev. Dr. Charles Wesley Shreiner moved five boys recruited from West Philadelphia churches onto a dilapidated Chester County farm in Glen Loch, (now Exton) with the goal of creating an Episcopal boarding school for fatherless boys — a school in which students would perform farm work to finance their educations. A century of backbreaking work, carefully planned growth and brilliant fundraising was set in motion and coalesced to create the school of today, where nearly 200 young men “of promise and ability” attend high school and graduate to attend some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities. Last fall, all members of the Class of 2017 headed to competitive colleges—including Johns Hopkins, Brown, Yale, Middlebury, Williams, Bates and Villanova — with more than $3,000,000 in grants and scholarships.
“We are eager to welcome the community that has helped to sustain us over the past century onto our campus for a fun afternoon and evening celebrating our history while we look toward our second 100 years,” says the Rev. Edmund K. Sherrill II, Church Farm School Head of School. “We are also grateful to our many sponsors who are helping to offset costs related to this event.”
Centennial Community Day sponsors include: West, Springbank Foundation, Sunoco Pipeline, Analytical Graphics, Inc., WSFS Bank, Chester Valley Engineers, Market Street Print & Copy, First Resource Bank and IMC Construction. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Peter Corrado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Exton, the Church Farm School is an Episcopal boarding and day school for approximately 190 boys in grades 9 through 12. Students participate in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum as well as comprehensive athletics and arts programs. More than 90 percent of the students receive generous financial aid, and for the past seven years, all graduates have been accepted at competitive colleges and universities.