Established in 1948, the school is known for its progressive approach, integration of the arts, and commitment to social justice. Far Brook's 9-acre campus offers abundant outdoor learning opportunities and the community is intentionally small and diverse. Far Brook students love to learn, and blossom into creative, kind, intelligent graduates who excel at the wide variety of high schools they attend.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 263 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 10 / rolling

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Far Brook School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
263 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Far Brook School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 10 / rolling
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Emi Ithen
Admissions Associate
Kathy Ike


Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Profile last updated: 10/27/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
We love Far Brook School! As parents of young children in the Lower School, we could not be any happier with or more appreciative of our experience at Far Brook. The play-based, experiential, progressive curriculum is engaging and joyful for our children, and also grounded in solid academic rigor. The faculty and staff are creative, flexible, supportive and open with communication; we feel like a part of a team working with them to truly understand our children for who they are and what they need. Additionally, we feel fortunate to be part of such a close-knit, diverse and inclusive community of families. Most importantly, our children are eager to go to school every morning, and excited to share their day every afternoon.
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Absolutely love this school! Students learn by exploring the natural world around them, guided by top-notch teachers who know how to both challenge and nurture children. Students support each other in the lab, on the field and in artistic productions. Lots of individual attention from the faculty. The N/K-8 model is important — very close-knit environment really pays off as the older kids become leaders for the younger ones.. Far Brook achieves academic excellence without being a high-pressured environment. Now we see the lasting benefits of a Far Brook education: self-confidence, a willingness to try new things, and a lifelong desire to learn. Our kids were extremely prepared for high school and beyond!
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We love Far Brook! Engaging academics, caring faculty and staff, inclusive community, social/emotional support for students, and thoughtful curriculum/program with milestones and leadership opportunities as the kids mature. Teachers see, understand and know our children as students and as individual people, helping them understand their strengths and weaknesses and how to advocate for themselves.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 263 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 10 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, NJ is $21,748 for elementary schools and $20,592 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, NJ is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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