Now in its 20th year, the Church Farm School Golf Classic welcomes friends and future friends of the private boarding and day school to French Creek Golf Club in Elverson on Thursday, Sept. 16.
Enjoy 18 holes of golf on a premier course, eat delicious food, participate in contests and raffles, and learn more about CFS’s 103-year-old mission.
Founded in 1918 as a school for fatherless boys by Episcopal priest The Rev. Dr. Charles Shreiner, CFS has resided in the heart of Chester County for more than a century. Many longtime residents recall getting gifts of Scrapple or turkey from the school’s working farm during the holidays in thanks for their support of the school.
The farmland was sold during the 1980s and 1990s to create an endowment, and Church Farm School transitioned its focus to becoming a rigorous, college-prep school for young men, most of whom would otherwise not be able to afford a private school education.
The transition is a success. One hundred percent of CFS’s graduates attend college each year, many with significant scholarships to schools that include Cornell, Penn, Princeton, Lehigh, Swarthmore, and more.
The school’s Alumni Success Program tracks 200 alumni in college annually to ensure persistence and graduation. Nationally, the percentage of male students who graduate in six years is 56 percent. That number drops to 42 percent for young men of color. Consider these remarkable numbers for the last six graduating classes at Church Farm School:
- 2015 – 91 percent still in college or graduated
- 2016 – 83 percent still in college or graduated
- 2017 – 93 percent still in college
- 2018 – 92 percent still in college
- 2019 – 87 percent still in college
- 2020 – 87 percent still in college
Learn more about the great work happening at Church Farm School while supporting its mission, networking with like-minded individuals, and enjoying a beautiful day of golf by signing up here.
This 3-minute virtual tour introduces some of the key events and facilities at Church Farm School.