History and Quick Facts
In Virtute Multi Ascensus: There are many degrees of excellence.
In 2019, we celebrated the 90th anniversary of Far Hills Country Day School with community events throughout the year. Watch the video to take a step back in time.
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.
Our expansive 54-acre campus with woodlands, rolling hills, and a pond provides students with opportunities to learn beyond the classroom. This extension of the educational environment fosters independence and contributes to excellence in academics and emotional self-awareness.
Falcon Pride: At the pond, students study cattails, milkweed, and duckweed in situ.
Athletics and physical education focus on building a strong body and strong character by teaching how to win gracefully and lose with honor. The Ropes Course encourages teamwork and sensible risk-taking—important preparation for life’s challenges ahead.
Falcon Pride: We're the only area elementary or middle school with a Ropes Course.
Our dedicated and passionate teachers employ research-based strategies, including mind, brain, and education science, keeping the students’ learning at the center of all they do. The deep connectivity between Far Hills students and their teachers lasts well into their young adulthood.
Falcon Pride: Every year, an average of 32 graduates come back to visit their teachers.
The arts are a point of Falcon pride at Far Hills. Our program provides students with a comprehensive studio experience in both 2D and 3D formats and an award-winning music curriculum that encourages students to create, perform, respond, and connect to music.
Falcon Pride: Students will perform or present to an audience 86 times while at FH.
Emerging technology is integrated across the curriculum and grade levels, building students’ creativity, logical thinking, and problem-solving abilities through robotics, coding, and the Design Thinking process—a method that takes center stage in our LS Brain Space think tank.
Falcon Pride: Beginning with code-a-pillars in Preschool, all students learn coding.
Social and emotional learning permeates everyday life at Far Hills. Students cultivate life skills— mindfulness, uncover their strengths, develop empathy, learn conscious decision-making, and build skills that help them communicate, manage stress, and motivate themselves.
Falcon Pride: FH students graduate prepared to confidently lead and achieve.