History and Quick Facts

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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 philosophy includes an emphasis on personalization and differentiation.

 

In Virtute Multi Ascensus.
There are many degrees of excellence.

Far Hills Country Day 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.


Meet our Leadership

Linda Corcoran

Linda Corcoran

Titles: Director of Engagement and Philanthropy
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Stacy Ducharme

Stacy Ducharme

Titles: Director of Marketing and Communications
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Lori Fitzgibbon

Lori Fitzgibbon

Titles: Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations
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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Titles: Director of Teaching and Learning, Teacher - Wellness
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Daniel Sussman

Daniel Sussman

Titles: Director of Lower School
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Edward Thompson

Edward Thompson

Titles: Director of Upper School and Secondary School Placement
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Catherine Varga

Catherine Varga

Titles: Director of Technology
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Tom Woelper

Tom Woelper

Titles: Head of School
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Rachel Yu

Rachel Yu

Titles: Director of Admission and Financial Aid
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Georgia Zaiser

Georgia Zaiser

Titles: Assistant Head of School
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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.

  • Christopher Merton, Chair
  • Shawn Brennan, Treasurer
  • Arti Caprihan, Vice-Chair
  • Sara Cusimano
  • John Dziadzio
  • Gavin Evans
  • Colleen McCloskey
  • Alison Meyer, Secretary
  • Priscilla Miller
  • Michael Morais
  • Sharif Muhammad
  • Michael Petillo
  • Yvonne Previdi
  • David Reale
  • Mitchell Reiter
  • Michael Vollero
  • Joe Volpe
  • Lisa Westlake
  • Tom Woelper
  • Renee Wood

 

 

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Founded in 1929

Fully accredited by the NJ Association of Independent Schools and a member of NAIS

The school employs a "whole child" educational philosophy.

Notable alumni include Forbes CEO, Malcolm "Steve" Forbes, Jr., and NJ's first elected female governor, Christine Todd Whitman.