Tuition and Fees
Schedule of Annual Rates for September 2018 - June 2019
|Nursery - 3 year old (Half Day)||$16,200||$450|
|Nursery - 3 year old (Full Day)||$23,500||$450|
|Nursery - 4 year old (Half Day)||$18,400||$450|
|Nursery - 4 year old (Full Day)||$25,500||$450|
|Kindergarten (Full Day)||$33,300||$450|
For all Grades, a fee of $450 is charged to cover the cost of classroom activities and local class trips. The fee beginning in Grade 5 ($700) includes an additional $250 to cover team sports expenses. The Grade 6 fee ($950) includes team sports expenses and their trip to Washington, D.C. The Junior High fee ($1,800) includes the cost of their two annual trips – one week in upstate New York and an additional four-day trip to a city in Canada, as well as team sports and classroom activities.
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 2017-2018 school year, the “aid in lieu of transportation” amount was approximately $880.00. During the 2017-2018 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 2018-2019 school year is $500,000. All families are asked to participate with their best gift. The 2016-2017 Far Brook Fund raised more than $435,000 and 84% 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.