The Board of Directors of the Church Farm School — a college-prep, boarding and day school in Exton for boys in grades 9-12 — recently approved a $15 million plan to modernize the school’s campus: the first part of a multiphase project to advance the school’s mission of educating 180 high-potential young men through its second century.
The campus renovation retains the rural and historic charm of CFS’s nationally recognized campus while transforming the academic side of the campus in three main areas:
- New Arts Center: A new Arts Center will consolidate the school’s arts program into a centralized, modern facility complete with studios, labs, classrooms, and practice and performance spaces. A central exhibition gallery and outdoor arts patio will showcase student work.
- Academic Building Renovations: The school’s main academic building, Greystock Hall, will be re-oriented to face the new entrance and quad. This will allow for a consolidated Admission office on the first floor, an enlarged dining center, and modernized classrooms and gathering spaces.
- New Entrance and School Safety Enhancements: An inviting new entrance road from Valley Creek Boulevard will create a safer and more environmentally sound campus approach and exit.
This project has been largely funded by generous donors and supporters as part of the school’s “For the Boys” Capital Campaign. The school anticipates site work will commence this spring, with a completion date of August 2020. Designers for the project are Voith and Mactavish, architects, and Chester Valley Engineers, civil engineers. Construction is being provided by H.L. Wiker Inc. and CH&E Construction, both of Lancaster.
“We are excited about Church Farm School’s campus renovation and the ways in which it will enhance the school as it enters its second century,” said Matt Burns, Board President and a former CFS parent. “We also know that the competitive environment for independent schools has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. The talented and deserving students we seek have many great options and we want CFS to be their first choice.”
“We are grateful to our Board for supporting our vision, and our Capital Campaign taskforce, chaired by Board members John Bellis and Dick Gherst, who have worked tirelessly to fulfill the Campaign and make this project a reality,” said Head of School The Rev. Edmund K. Sherrill II.
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