Church Farm School's Response to COVID-19

After a great deal of thought and consultation, we have decided to close the Church Farm School campus through the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions around our response to COVID-19. 


List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How will 4th quarter academics work at CFS? 

    CFS will begin synchronous distance learning on Tuesday, April 6. Just as when they were on campus, students will follow their schedule in the Portal; however, classes will be attended online and the schedule has been modified. Accommodations will be made for students in significantly different time zones.
  • Q. How do I access books and other supplies for my class? 

    CFS will provide digital access to materials whenever possible and permissible under copyright laws.
  • Q. Has the grading policy changed? 

    No. CFS continues its distance learning program and students are expected to adhere to all of the norms and guidelines for its successful completion as spelled out in the Student/Parent Handbook and additional communication coming from Assistant Head of School, Mr. Seeley, and the Academic Office. The distance learning program is geared for every student’s successful completion of the year as long as he does his part to responsibly meet its expectations.
  • Q. What happens if any of my instructors become sick? 

    If your teacher becomes ill, the school will work with the Department Chair to ensure the course is covered.
  • Q. What are the expectations of students around distance learning? 

    As our community transitions to synchronous distance learning, students are still expected to adhere to guidelines and expectations. Even with significant changes in how we carry out our daily lives, our community remains committed to our mission, shared values and maintaining the Honor Pledge. 
  • Q. What about the SATs? 

    The May SAT was cancelled by the College Board. The College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled May test date. They have not yet cancelled the June 6 SAT date. Please visit the College Board website for additional updates.
  • Q. Who do I contact if I have technology issues? 

    Students remain obligated to take care of laptop computers, chargers and their cases. This is the essential tool needed for continued distance learning. These will either need to be brought back to school when you are able to return for your personal belongings or securely mailed back to the school the postage for which will be credited to your school account or reimbursed. Please submit a Help Desk ticket to and Mr. Mazzoli will assist you.
  • Q. Is CFS resuming normal school operations for the 2020-2021 school year? 

    CFS is fully committed to resuming full operations for fall 2020. However, given the fluid nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will evaluate the school's plans regularly and modify as needed. We will keep an open line of communication with the entire community between now and then. 
  • Q. What's going on with AP coursework and testing? 

    The College Board has made specific recommendations to teachers regarding what content will be included and excluded in the modified test. Your teachers will adjust their spring term curriculum accordingly as they plan for the 4th quarter  The College Board has moved to online AP testing for May. Visit the  website for the most current information.


List of 4 frequently asked questions.


List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. When can I return to campus to collect my things? 

    Cottages are secure and will remain closed until such time when government officials lift social distancing requirements and permit adequate and appropriate travel. A schedule of when students may return to campus to pick up their belongings will be put together and communicated once we believe it is safe to return for this purpose.
  • Q. Will CFS still have a spring athletics season? 

    No. We hope to celebrate our spring athletes in other ways through the end of the school year.


List of 4 frequently asked questions.


List of 3 frequently asked questions.

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.