Tuition and Fees
Schedule of Annual Rates for September 2016 - June 2017
|Grade Level||Tuition||Activity Fees||Total|
|Nursery (3s) - 3 year old (Half Day)||$14,900||$450||$15,350|
|Nursery (3s)- 3 year old (Full Day)||$21,500||$450||$21,950|
|Nursery (4s) - 4 year old (Half Day)||$16,900||$450||$17,350|
|Nursery (4s) - Full Day||$23,500||$450||$23,950|
|Kindergarten (Full Day)||$31,400||$450||$31,950|
For all grades, a fee of $450 is charged to cover the cost of classroom activities and local class trips. Grades Five and Six are charged an additional $250 to cover team sports expenses. The Junior High students take two annual trips – one week in upstate New York and an additional four-day trip to visit a city in Canada. The cost of these trips, classroom activities, and team sports expenses are included in the Seventh and Eighth Grade total fee of $1,800.
Far Brook School hires a private bus company to provide school bus transportation for those families who wish to subscribe. This service is provided on a break-even basis, transportation fees being set to equal the costs charged by a private bus company. Transportation fees and areas serviced vary each year depending on the number of families who sign up for this service. Usually, door-to-door service is provided. Under the present transportation laws of the State of New Jersey, students from certain districts are entitled to bus service or a payment in lieu of bus service. For the 2015-2016 school year, that “aid in lieu of transportation” amount was approximately $880.00. The School District of South Orange and Maplewood has elected to provide bus service for Kindergarten – Eighth Grade students. For more information, refer to the B6T application or contact the Business Office.
The Far Brook Fund
Far Brook, like other independent schools, must raise funds every year to help meet the operating costs in the current budget, as tuition alone does not cover the full cost of an independent school education. Far Brook depends upon contributions by current families, alumni families, alumni, grandparents, family foundations, businesses, and friends. Gifts to the Far Brook Fund primarily benefit teacher and administration salaries, retirement contributions, health benefits, professional development, and curricular initiatives. The amount that Far Brook must raise for the 2015-2016 school year is $500,000. All families of current students are asked to participate with their best gift and many families are asked to consider joining one of Far Brook’s Giving Circles. Gifts to the 2014-2015 Far Brook Fund totaled $508,761 and 88% of current families participated.
After School Enrichment Programs, special tutoring, and private music lessons are available at additional cost.
Far Brook admits qualified students of any race, religion, gender, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial aid, or other school-administered programs.