Church Farm School’s student leadership team — Olamide Balogun, Temidayo Bambe, Jayvaun Hill, Kledian Marinaj, and Frangel Soriano — concludes the school’s biweekly assemblies the same way each week: announcing the latest college acceptances for the Class of 2022.
These five young men have much to celebrate themselves. Marinaj was accepted early decision to Dartmouth College a few days shy of his 17th birthday. Soriano can choose between pursuing his dream of becoming a chef at either the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) or Johnson and Wales. Hill received an almost full ride to the University of Miami. Bambe has already been accepted to Temple University and The University of Pittsburgh and is still waiting to hear from a handful of schools. And Balogun learned he was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania as the school community prepared to depart for winter break on Dec. 17.
Each year, Church Farm School’s seniors, after working closely with Director of College Guidance Tiffany Scott from their freshman year forward, pursue their college dreams fervently.
For the past decade, 100 percent of Church Farm School seniors have matriculated to the nation’s leading colleges and universities, many with significant grants and scholarships and often as the first in their families to attend college.
Longtime Chester County residents recognize Church Farm School primarily for its strong connections to the Episcopal community or its heritage as a working farm that produced scrapple. Today, Church Farm School is a rigorous college preparatory school where young men in grades 9-12 can learn to shine at an uncommonly affordable price.
What helps them shine?
- Motivation. CFS students come to the school with one goal in mind: getting to college and making a difference in their families and communities. Along the way, they are supported tremendously by their peers and the school’s faculty.
- Opportunity. There are so many opportunities for CFS students to explore interests and assume leadership roles, whether serving as an officer for the esteemed choir, captaining a team for one of the school’s 11 interscholastic sports, running a club, or serving as a prefect in the dorms.
- Accessibility. While the school is rigorous and academic standards must be met for admission, its sliding scale tuition means that a CFS education is in reach for all families. This has been the school’s mission since its founding in 1918 and remains its focus today.
Do you think your son would benefit from a small community where every young man can shine? Schedule a campus tour (offered Tuesdays and Thursdays), drop into a Virtual Lunch and Learn, or sign up for the Jan. 29 Virtual Admission Open House. More details can be found here.