Quick Facts and Information

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 personalization and differentiation.


 

Accreditation

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


Associations

CASE - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

NAIS - National Association of Independent Schools

NJAIS - New Jersey Association of Independent Schools


 

History

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.


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, Board Chair
  • Shawn Brennan
  • Laura Brucker
  • Arti Caprihan, Vice Chair
  • Sara Cusimano
  • John Dziadzio
  • Gavin Evans
  • Scott Martin, Treasurer
  • Colleen McCloskey
  • Alison Meyer, Secretary
  • Christopher Mikosh
  • Michael Morais
  • Michael Petillo
  • Yvonne Previdi
  • David Reale
  • Mitchell Reiter
  • Robert Signorino
  • Michael Vollero
  • Lisa Westlake
  • Tom Woelper