Welcome from Head of School
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Far Brook at a Glance
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Far Brook at a Glance    


  • Founded in 1948, Far Brook School is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day elementary and middle school for Grades Nursery – Eight.
  • School Hours: Nursery Half Day: 8:10 - 12:00, Nursery Full Day – Grade Three: 8:10 - 3:00 (M-Th), 8:10 - 2:00 (Fri), Grades Four – Eight: 8:10 - 3:10 (M-Fri), Early drop-off available at 7:45 a.m. for all students
  • Location: Short Hills, New Jersey. Our students come from 34 surrounding communities in Essex, Hudson, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties.
  • Tuition: $16,900 - $31,075
  • Enrollment: 234 students, 112 girls and 122 boys
  • Diversity: Approximately 38% are students of African American, Asian American, Latino/Hispanic American, Middle Eastern American, Multiracial American, Native American, or Pacific Islander American descent.
  • Tuition Assistance: 15.49% of our students receive tuition assistance.
  • Faculty: 37 full and part time faculty members
  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Curriculum: Themed study in Nursery – Grade Three; Core study of Historic Civilizations in Grades Four – Eight. Music, Art, and Drama are integrated into the curriculum.
  • Arts: Music, music theory, studio art, drama, dance, chorus, and woodshop are taught by specialists in their respective fields. Students in Grades Two – Eight participate in instrumental or musical ensembles. Students in Grades Four – Eight present class plays as an extension of their core curriculum studies. Additionally, students in Grade Eight present a Shakespeare play for their graduation – either A Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Tempest.
  • Traditions: At Far Brook, the year is anchored by longstanding, student-centered events that we call our "Traditions." Community and the Arts characterize each individual tradition, linking the students’ experience with that of over 1,100 alumni.
  • Sports: All students participate in sports classes. All students beginning in Grade Five participate in interscholastic team sports. Boys play soccer and baseball. Girls play field hockey and lacrosse.
  • Technology: Some of the resources available to teachers and students include: two laptop carts each with 30 laptop computers, interactive white boards in most classrooms, and a campus-wide wireless network.
  • Service Learning: Far Brook students participate in service learning opportunities throughout the year.
  • After-School Program: Far Brook offers enrichment classes in art, crafts, music, science, and sports on Monday through Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. An Extended Day Program from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. on Friday is offered.
  • Accreditation and Memberships: accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools (MSCES); member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).





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