Church Farm Named Prestigious Education Access Program’s Partner School of the Year

Church Farm School's The Reverend Edmund K. Sherrill II accepted the Partner School of the Year Award from two recent CFS graduates who came to the school through Oliver Scholars: Andrew Richards, left, and Zozi Flores.

Oliver Scholars has named the Church Farm School in Exton its Partner School of the Year.

One of the premier education access programs in New York City, Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving Black and Latino students from underserved communities for success at top independent schools and colleges.

The Reverend Edmund K. Sherrill II, CFS’s Head of School, was presented the award from two of the school’s recent graduates, Class of 2017 members Andrew Richards and Zozi Flores, at a recognition ceremony last week. The Yale-bound Richards and Brown-bound Flores were honored, along with other members of this year’s Oliver Scholars, and recognized for their matriculation to leading universities.

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CFS was founded in 1918 with the mission of giving young men with “academic ability and good character” a private education at little cost to their families. Nearly 100 years later, the school continues to make its rigorous college preparatory curriculum accessible to bright, underserved young men who otherwise would not have such an opportunity.

“We are honored by this recognition from Oliver Scholars, a leading partner program of ours that does so much good for young people in New York City,” said Sherrill. “Working together, we are changing the trajectory of many lives, giving our young men the confidence and tools they need to grow as leaders and contributors within their communities and our nation.”

“Church Farm School has demonstrated a commitment to supporting Oliver’s mission of preparing its scholars for success in high school, college, and beyond,” said David Allyn, CEO of Oliver Scholars CEO. “This commitment begins in the admissions office where this year alone five students will be matriculating to CFS in the fall.

“It continues with the all-star cast of educators and mentors that have ensured our scholars’ success in all areas of life at Church Farm School and culminates in the college office, where this year Zozi Flores and Andrew Richards were guided to successful admissions into Brown and Yale universities.”

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