CFS is committed to the success of our students in learning as well as in life. The school therefore provides a variety of programs and options to promote academic confidence, foster scholastic achievement and realize respect for self and others.
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Faculty Academic Assistance
Students are encouraged to see their academic or cottage faculty members for academic assistance. Most faculty live on campus and are available before school, during students’ study hall times and after the sports program to assist students on an as-needed, individualized basis. Many faculty members have regular help sessions before evening study hall.
The Guidance Department coordinates the Advisor/Advisee program and assigns individual faculty members to small groups of students to ensure that the academic and non-academic welfare of each student is being specifically and actively addressed. The advisor acts as an advocate for the student, assists him in resolving problems and keeps his parents informed about his life at CFS. Frequent meetings are held with the advisor and his or her student advisee group. The students engage in academic as well as social activities with their advisors. Advisors are the first line of contact for family members with concerns about their child.
The Learning Center teaches personal learning strategies to students at all grade levels interested in improving their academic performance. Assistance is provided in areas such as time management, test taking, organization, reading, writing and mastering curriculum content. The Center focuses on enhancing academic skills, changing poor study habits and increasing self esteem.
Students may be referred to the Learning Center by a teacher, counselor, administrator, cottage faculty or be self-referred. The Center actively consults with other school departments and personnel to ensure accurate academic prescriptions for each student.
Instructional Technology Center
The technology resource center is available for all students during the academic day. The Center provides instructional support in using computer technology for learning and teaching and evolves as the technology learning and teaching needs of the CFS community change over time. The Center is staffed by a media arts specialist who works with students on many different levels, including using technology as a tool to improve learning and to build self esteem and a sense of purpose in the student.
The College Guidance office is responsible for guiding students through the college search and application process. This includes providing information about standardized testing, individual and group meetings about the college and financial aid application process, assisting with high school curriculum choices and consulting with parents. The Director of College Guidance also oversees the timely distribution of transcripts and other supporting documents to colleges and universities.
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.