A co-educational private school for Preschool–Grade Eight


At far hills country day school,
we champion both academic excellence and emotional intelligence. 

Students visit the campus pond during Science class.

Far Hills Country Day School challenges students to think independently and achieve confidently. The school’s shared growth mindset contributes to its experiential, student-centered approach to learning, its welcoming community of families, and its focus on developing individual strengths. At Far Hills, students are empowered to grow inward, outward, and upward and graduate prepared to lead at the country’s most competitive secondary schools.

Our graduates are known for their academic, artistic, and athletic achievements, yet it is their strength of character that truly distinguishes them. At Far Hills, students experience the freedom to discover and develop their authentic selves. They recognize and build on their strengths. They exhibit a spirit of growth that frees them to become resilient risk-takers. They grow into empathetic leaders, concerned citizens, creative problem-solvers, and independent thinkers who recognize their power to change the world.

Articulate and self-assured, adept at expressing themselves in their unique voice, Far Hills graduates know how to effectively advocate and communicate. Since preschool, they’ve been honing their public speaking skills, delivering an average of 86 presentations by graduation.

Secondary school guidance and placement at Far Hills provide families with thorough support in the selection and application process on the path to high school. As early as sixth grade, we begin working with parents and students to find the right-fit secondary school that will continue to challenge and encourage them. By eighth grade, the placement process is in full swing, including test preparation tailored to the high schools that students have identified.

Successful futures define our alumni. Far Hills graduates attend the finest boarding and day schools in the country. They arrive well prepared for all areas of the secondary school experience—from the classroom to the fields to the stage. With their strength of character and interpersonal skills, they emerge as leaders on campus.

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