Tuition and Fees

Schedule of Annual Rates

September 2020 – June 2021

Nursery – 3 year old (Half Day) $17,500 $600
Nursery – 3 year old (Full Day) $24,700 $600
Nursery – 4 year old (Half Day) $19,500 $600
Nursery – 4 year old (Full Day) $26,800 $600
Kindergarten (Full Day) $35,000 $600
First Grade $38,200 $600
Second Grade $38,200 $600
Third Grade $38,200 $600
Fourth Grade $39,500 $750
Fifth Grade $39,900 $950
Sixth Grade $39,900 $1,500
Seventh Grade $41,900 $2,000
Eighth Grade $41,900 $2,250


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.

Activity Fee

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.

Emi Ithen

Emi Ithen

Director of Enrollment Management

Kathy Ike

Kathy Ike

Admissions Assistant