Far Hills Country Day School

At Far Hills, we hold students accountable not only for academic excellence, but also for the mastery of critical life skills that are the elements of lifelong achievement, happiness, and success.
Students don`t just learn answers.
They learn the courage to challenge those answers.
They learn not only problem solving, but also the confidence to stand by their solutions.
They don`t simply learn to play a musical composition, they develop the self-esteem to stand up and perform.
This is the balance that defines Far Hills-and sets our students apart.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other associations(s) for exceptional children
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1929

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $31,325
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten: $19,500 Kindergarten: $28,475 Grades 1-4: $31,325 Grades 5-8: $34,125
Admissions Director Kevin Donnelly
Admissions Associate Rachel DeMaster


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Collector's Items (Journalism), Service Learning, Theater Programs, Yearbook Yearbook, Collector's Items (Journalism),
Service Learning,
Theater Programs,

School Notes

  • Shaping remarkable students. Building remarkable people.
  • A Far Hills education offers a richer, deeper, more complete educational experience.
  • A solid, proven academic approach.
  • Dedicated specialists design and teach our curriculum in reading, writing, languages, math, and science. A variety of active, engaging, hands-on teaching methods are combined to provide intimate, individualized, level-specific education focused on unlocking each child`s potential.
  • More than book learning. Life learning.
  • Along with inspiring passion for academic achievement, our mission is to inspire resourcefulness, resilience, and integrity. Children learn both teamwork and self-reliance. They learn respect, and also the confidence to speak up. They learn both humility and pride.
  • Accountability is key.
  • Our students are not only measured by their academic performance but also by their application of the character-defining skills that differentiate the Far Hills approach to education. We place equal emphasis on both, and accountability for both is the foundation of our community, culture, and code of honor.
  • Far Hills rigor maximizes potential at each level.
  • As students develop and transition, they are equipped at each key point with the skills they need to move forward confidently, joyfully, and successfully. 
  • Prekindergarten
  • Effective education for this critical developmental time in a child`s life does not come purely in the form of worksheets and homework assignments. Carefully designed, research-proven learning based on intentional play at the lower levels assures preparedness, receptiveness, comfort, and success as each child moves forward.
  • Grades K-4
  • In the Lower School, we carefully, intentionally cultivate the genuine and lifelong love of learning. Students build strong fundamentals such as reading, writing, and math, blended with relevant life skills such as relationship building and social problem solving-coupled with an introduction to the concept of accountability.
  • Grades 5-8
  • As they embark on this time of young adulthood, students are prepared and eager, having built well-formed characters, strong personal values, knowledge, and skills. Upper School teachers then further build on this formidable framework to help each prepare for secondary school, continued leadership, and greater achievement.
  • The Far Hills DIFFERENCE can make a real difference in your child's future.
  • The balance of academic excellence, a nurturing environment, and a curriculum of empowering and character-defining life skills provides an advantage that your child can only get at Far Hills. Our graduates go on to attend the finest secondary schools, colleges, and universities, with a mastery of the life skills that will allow them to embrace opportunity and make the world their own. They leave Far Hills knowing how to think, not what to think. They are more than intellectually inspired, but are inspired to be passionate about their potential as achievers and leaders in anything they pursue-in academics, in the professional world, and in life.

Profile last updated: 05/16/2016

Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
People that viewed Far Hills Country Day School also viewed these schools: The Pingry School, Cedar Hill Prep School, The Red Oaks School, The Willow School and The Wilson School.
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Basking Ridge
    Grades: K-12 | 1114 students
    5.9 miles
    131 Martinsville Road
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • Somerset
    Grades: PK-8 | 290 students
    13.2 miles
    152 Cedar Grove Lane
    Somerset, NJ 08873
  • Morristown
    The Red Oaks School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8
    10.4 miles
    21 Cutler Street
    Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Gladstone
    Grades: NS-8 | 137 students
    3.8 miles
    1150 Pottersville Road
    Gladstone, NJ 07934
  • Mountain Lakes
    The Wilson School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 63 students
    27.8 miles
    271 Boulevard
    Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

School Reviews

Far Hills Country Day school has been an amazing place for our children during their elementary and middle school years. This school combines a strong academic curriculum with the social and emotional skills that allow each child to grow as an individual. Students learn about all aspects of life and leave the school on their way to becoming positive, productive members of our society. Teachers go above and beyond their normal call of duty to make sure every child is successful and moving in the right direction. Far Hills Country Day School is an amazing institution that benefits children starting at the age of 3 and continues their growth in all aspects of life through 8th grade.
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/15

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Somerset County, NJ is $8,727 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Somerset County, NJ is 58% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).