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Far Brook at a Glance 

Founded 1948, in Short Hills, New Jersey, as an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school
Student
Body
 Grades Nursery – Eight.
233 students from 29 surrounding communities in Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties
School
Hours
 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
Studio Art 
Drama 
Dance
Chorus and Orchestra
Woodshop
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).

 

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