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Quick Facts & Info

Founded in 1929, Far Hills Country Day School believes in a balanced approach to education that includes solid academics paired with valuable life skills and character development. The school's "whole child" philosophy includes an emphasis on classroom personalization, differentiation and individualization.

The Far Hills Mission

Through academic excellence and character development, Far Hills Country Day School provides each child brilliant beginnings for success in the modern world.

Accreditation

Far Hills Country Day School is fully accredited by NJAIS, the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.

School Memberships

CASE - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

NAIS - National Association of Independent Schools

NJAIS - New Jersey Association of Independent Schools

The History of the School

The school was founded in 1929 as the Mt. Kemble School in Morristown, NJ on the principles of the Progressive Education Movement with the enrollment of the first class of six kindergarten students. As enrollment increased, the school moved to Bernardsville, and then to our current location in Far Hills in 1938 where it occupied the Page House, a historic residence still in use by the school today. In 1944 the name of the school was changed to the current Far Hills Country Day School.

For more than 85 years, Far Hills Country Day School has provided students with a multifaceted educational journey that emphasizes academic excellence and character development.

Our Alumni Hall of Honor includes mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade '60, President and CEO of Forbes, Inc., Malcolm "Steve" Forbes, Jr. '62, and Christine Todd Whitman '61, New Jersey's first elected female governor and head of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2001-2003.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is an engaged team of community leaders who provide leadership and vision to the school. Trustees come from a wide-range of backgrounds and include parents, grandparents, alumni and esteemed educators.

  • Henry Guy, Board Chair
  • Shawn Brennan
  • Arti Caprihan, Secretary
  • Sara Cusimano
  • Vincent Di Domenico, Jr.
  • John Dziadzio
  • Ronald J. Iervolino
  • Scott Martin, Treasurer
  • Chris Merton '82
  • Chris Mikosh
  • Meaghan Pizzo
  • Paul Ramseur
  • David Reale
  • Lamont Repollet, Ed.D.
  • Rod Ryan, Vice Chair
  • Bob Signorino
  • Lisa Westlake
  • Tom Woelper

High School Acceptances

For over 85 years Far Hills graduates have been accepted at the finest secondary boarding and day schools in the country. Schools accepting our students in the last five years include:

  • Avon Old Farms School
  • Berkshire School
  • Blair Academy
  • Brooks School
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Deerfield Academy
  • Delbarton School
  • Ethel Walker School
  • George School
  • Gill St. Bernard’s School
  • Groton School
  • The Gunnery
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • Kent Place School
  • The Lawrenceville School
  • Loomis Chaffee School
  • Middlesex School
  • Miss Porter’s School
  • Morristown-Beard School
  • Newark Academy
  • Northfield Mt. Hermon
  • Oak Knoll School
  • Peddie School
  • Phillips Academy, Andover
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Pingry School
  • Pomfret School
  • Portsmouth Abbey School
  • Salisbury School
  • St. Andrew’s School, DE
  • St. George’s School
  • St. Paul’s School
  • The Taft School
  • Trinity-Pawling School
  • Westminster School


Our Admission Team

Kevin Donnelly
Director of Admission

Rachel DeMaster
Assistant Director of Admission