PREPARING YOUNG MINDS TO CHANGE THE WORLD. Far Hills inspires academic excellence and life skills such as resourcefulness, resilience, integrity, self-control, and a myriad of other invaluable traits that lay the foundation for lifelong success. We call that RIGOR. Our students don’t just learn answers. They develop the courage to challenge those answers. They learn not only problem solving, but also gain the confidence to stand by their solutions. They don’t simply learn to play a musical composition, they develop the selfesteem to stand up and perform. This is the balance that defines Far Hills—and sets our students apart.
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, handson teaching methods are combined to provide intimate, individualized, level-specific education focused on unlocking each childâ€™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 develop 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 childâ€™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.
In the Lower School, we carefully and intentionally cultivate a genuine 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 solvingâ€”coupled with an introduction to the concept of accountability.
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 framework to help each individual prepare for secondary school, continued leadership, and greater achievement.
The Far Hills difference
can make a real difference in your childâ€™s future.
Our unique 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 pursueâ€”in academics, in the professional world, and in life. Donâ€™t be surprised when a student offers his or her hand and welcomes you to our school. This is a genuine mark of our truly unique community, and we invite you to experience it for yourself.
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Far Hills Country Day School 697 US-202, Far Hills, NJ 07931
Preparing Young Minds to Change the World.