Far Brook School Photo #2 - Far Brook students experience nature every day as they cross our verdant campus between classes.
Far Brook School Photo #3 - Second Graders learn about rhythm while playing jump rope in the Courtyard during music class.
Far Brook School Photo #4 - Seventh Graders are responsible for walking our Nursery & Kindergarten students to their classrooms in the morning, building relationships and providing leadership opportunities.
Far Brook School Photo #6 - Woodshop is one of the many classes taken by all Far Brook students each year.
Far Brook School Photo #7 - Our classrooms open directly to the outdoors, enabling the students to experience the natural world in all seasons and weather. Often, children are found having classes in one of our many outdoor spaces.
Far Brook School Photo #8 - Teachers get to know students individually as they progress on their unique learning journeys.
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 (2023)
- Top Ranked NJ School
- Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
- Enrollment: 252 students
- Application Deadline: Dec. 9 / rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Far Brook School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Dec. 9 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
Total Sports Offered
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
What sports does Far Brook School offer?
Far Brook School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer and Track and Field.
What is Far Brook School's ranking?
Far Brook School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Far Brook School?
The application deadline for Far Brook School is Dec. 9 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 9 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
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.
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!
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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