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Far Hills Country Day School

Strength of Mind • Strength of Character
 
Far Hills Country Day School is an elite PreK-grade eight independent school that is guided by a dual mission to provide each child brilliant beginnings for success in the modern world through academic excellence and character development.  The school is situated on 54 verdant acres in Far Hills, New Jersey.  The campus includes learning gardens, age specific computer labs and media centers, a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, a large Athletics Center including a climbing wall, outdoor fields and tennis courts, a ropes course, meadows, ponds, and woodlands.
 
Far Hills is dedicated to creating an exceptional educational experience that fosters a genuine love of learning, collaboration, creativity and an engagement with family, friends, and the local and global communities. The school develops young people who not only excel in academics but also have a strong desire to contribute and make a difference in society.  The curriculum is rigorous and traditional, teaching a solid foundation in reading, writing, math and science.
 
Character development is a hallmark of a Far Hills education and includes public speaking, manners and comportment. Respect, responsibility, honesty, leadership and kindness form the basis of the Honor Code, which students are encouraged to strive toward throughout their lives.  By the time a student graduates from eighth grade they will have appeared on stage, speaking or performing, no fewer than 28 times. 
 
From outstanding teachers (over 80% of whom hold Masters degrees or higher) to superior educational resources, students find a perfect balance of the mind and heart that encourages them to understand the world and their place in it.
 
Continued academic success after graduation is paramount and Far Hills believes that it is key to select a secondary school that is the proper fit for each student. A full-time Director of Secondary School Counseling works with every family to identify interests, strengths and goals, develop a list of schools early during the eighth-grade year and serve as personal guide and advisor through the entire secondary school process. Offering educational programs exclusive to Far Hills families, the school makes the secondary school process a positive learning experience helping students develop important life skills such as reflexive writing, effective test-taking strategies and interview skills. For over 80 years Far Hills has consistently placed its students in the finest boarding and day schools in the country.