Tuition and Fees
Schedule of Annual Rates for September 2019 – June 2020
|Nursery – 3 year old (Half Day)||$16,900||$600|
|Nursery – 3 year old (Full Day)||$23,900||$600|
|Nursery – 4 year old (Half Day)||$18,900||$600|
|Nursery – 4 year old (Full Day)||$25,900||$600|
|Kindergarten (Full Day)||$33,900||$600|
Tuition Assistance may be available to families who qualify on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Education loans are available through several lenders. Please contact the Business Office for more information.
Tuition fees include books.
The Activity Fee covers the cost of classroom activities, class trips, and the school yearbook. For Grades Five through Eight, the Activity Fee also includes team uniforms and transportation to and from sports games. In Grades Six through Eight the overnight trips to Washington D.C. (6th), the Adirondacks (7th/8th), and Montreal/Quebec (7th/8th) are also included in the fee.
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 2018-2019 school year, the “aid in lieu of transportation” amount was approximately $900.00. During the 2018-2019 school year, the School District of South Orange and Maplewood elected to provide bus service for students in Grades K-8. 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 support academic programming, faculty development, financial assistance, technology, art, music, drama, athletics, and so much more. The amount Far Brook must raise for the 2019-2020 school year is $500,000. All families are asked to participate with their best gift. The 2017-2018 Far Brook Fund raised more than $461,000 and 85% 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.
Director of Enrollment Management