Far Brook Alumni

Welcome Alumni!

You are important members of our community, connected to the School by our revered Traditions, deep friendships with peers and faculty, and by memories of Far Brook’s unique hands-on, experiential, and arts-infused learning. We’ve enjoyed seeing you on our recent Zoom Alumni events and look forward to when we can see you back on campus.

We would love to hear from you! Please update your current email address and other contact information so we can let you know of upcoming alumni events.



Alumni & Alumni Families Book Club 2.0 with James Glossman THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates

8:00 PM –9:00 PM
THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Far Brook Fall Festival Kickoff Event

Join us virtually for the kickoff to Far Brook's Fall Festival with a keynote speaker.

Time: TBD Check back soon for more details.
Zoom Event

Far Brook Fall Festival Alumni Kahoot! Trivia

Alumni Kahoot! Trivia at the virtual Far Brook Fall Festival

Time: TBD Check back soon for more details.

Alumni & Alumni Families Book Club 2.0 with James Glossman A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles

8:00 PM –9:00 PM

Alumni & Alumni Families Book Club 2.0 with James Glossman BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM by Kate Atkinson

8:00 PM –9:00 PM



Reports Digital Editions: Spring & Summer 2020


Alumni Features – Instagram

Meet Whitney Brown '96 (Montclair Kimberley Academy '00, Kenyon College '04, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine '11). Whitney is a veterinarian in a mixed-animal practice and helps mostly dogs and cats, but also sees sheep, goats, and horses. She now lives in Port Orchard, Washington with her husband, Jeff, and 15 month old son, Alder. In Whitney's words, a Far Brook education, “teaches you to ask questions and put the puzzle pieces together. It introduced me to a type of thinking where the answers are not right in front of you. In my field as a vet, I have to find the answers since my patients can’t speak and tell me what is wrong.  I have to put the pieces together and FB taught me how to think like that.”
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Meet Adam Plotkin, Far Brook Class of 1990 (Pingry '94, University of Pennsylvania '98, Harvard Business School '03). Adam, the uncle of a rising Second Grade Far Brook student, is a partner at ff Venture Capital, a leading early-stage technology venture capital firm in NYC specializing in financial technology, robotics and applied artificial intelligence.

For Adam, "Far Brook gave me a lifelong appreciation of art, literature, and music to balance out my math/science ‘brain,’ and all the tools I needed to be successful in high school and beyond, both hard skills like reading critically, but also in cultivating diverse interests and hobbies, and not being afraid to try new things."
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Meet Nina Yoshida, Far Brook Class of 2012 (Keystone National High School '18). Nina has made her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer a reality. As a high school freshman in 2013, she was accepted to the renowned Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in their year round, full-time, professional training program. Nina currently dances professionally for the American Repertory Ballet in New Brunswick, NJ, while also pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree through St. Mary’s College of California's LEAP program (Liberal Education for Arts Professionals). “Far Brook made the arts the centerpiece of my life since the time I was very young. Whether it was music, drama, literature, visual arts, or dance, Far Brook instilled passion and awe in me for all art forms. In my dance career, I am constantly drawing on what the faculty at Far Brook taught me as I attempt not only to physically perform the steps, but to make my dancing musical as well as dramatically truthful.” Enjoy this clip of a recent performance: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e1prgtjn23io19q/nina%20zulma%20variation.mp4?dl=
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Meet Keith Rush, Far Brook Class of 2005 (Millburn High School '09, University of Pennsylvania '13, PhD Mathematics from University of Wisconsin-Madison '16). While pursuing his studies in mathematics, Keith was also a varsity athlete in both baseball and rowing. He currently is a software engineer in machine learning at Google's office in Research and Machine Intelligence in Seattle. Keith reflected on the impact his years at Far Brook have had: "The work I have been called to do in the last decade has been heavily technical, which at first glance, may not seem like a natural result of Far Brook's 'teaching through the arts' philosophy. However every heavily technical field is fundamentally creative at its core. Far Brook made the experience of creative thought and expression central to my life from an early age, and for this I am indebted." 
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Far Brook Photos Through the Years