Far Brook at a Glance
|Founded||1948, in Short Hills, New Jersey, as an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school|
|Grades Nursery – Eight.|
233 students from 29 surrounding communities in Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties
|Nursery Half Day: 8:10 am -12:00 noon, |
Nursery Full Day – Grade 3: 8:10 am - 3:00 pm (M-Th), 8:10 am - 2:00 pm (Fri),
Grades 4 – 8: 8:10 am - 3:10 pm (M-Fri)
|Diversity||40% are students of color.|
|Tuition Assistance||21% of our students receive tuition assistance.|
|Faculty||37 full and part-time faculty members|
|Student /Teacher Ratio||6:1|
|Tuition||$15,550 - $38,200|
|Curriculum||Themed study in Nursery – Kindergarten; yearlong core curriculum in Grades 1 - 3; focused humanities study through yearlong essential questions in Grades 4 - 8. |
Music, Art, and Drama are integrated into the curriculum.
|Arts||Music and Music Theory|
Chorus and Orchestra
|After-School Program||Enrichment classes in art, crafts, music, science, and sports offered Monday through Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30 pm and on Friday from 2:15 - 3:30 pm. |
An Extended Day Program offered from 4:30 - 6:00 pm on Monday through Thursday and from 3:30 - 6:00 pm on Friday.
|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 5 participate in interscholastic team sports, which include soccer, field hockey, baseball, lacrosse, and track and field. In addition, during winter, students in Grades 6-8 may enroll in our After School Ski Club and Interscholastic Basketball programs.|
|Technology||Some of the resources available to teachers and students include: laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, interactive whiteboards, 3-D printers, and a campus-wide wireless network.|
|Service Learning||Far Brook students participate in service learning opportunities throughout the year.|
|Accreditation and Memberships||Accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools (MSCES) and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)|
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).