A co-educational private school for Preschool–Grade Eight

Mission and Values

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why we do what we do

"At Far Hills, every decision we make as a community is based on our mission. It's our driving force and the foundation for all conversation and planning—from curriculum to instruction, to faculty recruitment, development events and community events."

mission statement

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

One School Vision

The One School Vision aligns Preschool, Lower School and Upper School under the same research-based pedagogies:

  • Personalization and differentiation
  • Growth mindset
  • Project-based approaches
  • Thinking skills
  • Performance tasks

This alignment unifies the teaching and learning philosophies for the entire school community.

5 Pillars of Character

The One School Vision is further supported by the Far Hills Five Pillars of Character:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Kindness
  • Honesty

Balanced with excellent academic standards that challenge and inspire students at every grade level, these character traits are nurtured and developed to ensure a brilliant beginning for success in the modern world.