A co-educational private school for Preschool–Grade Eight

Why Preschool to Grade 8?

A Grade 8 student pushes a preschooler on the swings

The Preschool through Grade 8 school model provides an ideal environment to nurture children while providing a robust education. 

There are many benefits of the Preschool through Grade 8 model at Far Hills Country Day School.

  • We're a close-knit community. The Far Hills Country Day School community is built on supporting one another. Students, parents, faculty, and staff are bound by our mission and vested interest in giving each child who comes through the school's doors an opportunity for brilliant beginnings. 


  • Students are known and loved.Expert educators, who are specialists in teaching these elementary and middle school aged students, understand the developmental stages and specific needs of the students. 


  • Childhood is embraced and celebrated. The social-emotional learning that starts in our Preschool is carried all the way through Grade 8. It intentionally fosters a caring community based on mutual respect, honesty, and kindness. Paired with our close-knit community, this creates a learning environment where students feel safe to extend themselves outside of their comfort areas, to try new things, and to make mistakes without fear, all while developing resilience and problem-solving skills. 


  • There are ample student leadership opportunities. Whether it's Kindergarten and Grade 4 Reading Buddies or Grade 8 and Preschool playdates, there are many chances for mixed grade activities and for older students to be role models for younger students. There is an expectation that older students model the Far Hills Pillars of Respect, Honesty, Leadership, Responsibility, and Kindness for the younger students so that they learn by seeing the Pillars in action.


See the Far Hills Difference for Yourself

Now that you've learned about the benefits of a Preschool through Grade 8 school, we invite you to request a viewbook, visit us, and apply today!