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The Kindergarten program at Far Hills Country Day School is designed to create an optimal environment for children that supports, encourages, develops, and extends each child’s curiosity, enthusiasm, and passion.

In Kindergarten, we intentionally cultivate a genuine and lifelong love of learning. Students build strong academic foundations to blend with relevant life skill principles in relationship building and social problem solving, balanced with accountability and responsibility. We strive to empower students to become independent thinkers and problem-solvers—socially, emotionally, and academically. We balance our engaging curriculum through small group, whole group, and 1:1 opportunities.

At Far Hills, Kindergarten is an important part of our Lower School Program, encompassing Preschool through Grade 4.

We tailor differentiated instruction to each child’s needs, incorporating tactile learning into all aspects of the child’s day— tangible learning is a great way to engage students!


Kindergarten in Action

Kindergarten Steam Activity Students smiling


Gingerbread Boat Building

Kindergarten students explore myriad stories from around the world inspired by the classic tale, "The Gingerbread Man," and practice identifying, comparing, and contrasting story elements.  As a culminating challenge, they work in groups to design, build, and test boats carrying a gingerbread cookie across the water successfully. STEAM skills acquired during the school year help students plan, engineer, launch, revise, and problem-solve during the project. 

Boy and mom playing math games



Kindergarten students demonstrate their newly acquired math skills and strategies. Stations are set up, where families are challenged to learn from their kindergarten students as they participate in math-inspired activities and games. Stations are based on various grade-level objectives, including skip counting, estimation, addition and subtraction, and number bonds.

Two girls singing in the Kindergarten Playwright


Kindergarten Playwrights

Kindergarten students write and perform their very own play as they create their own plots, scripts, costumes, and sets! Cross-curricular connections are interwoven as they learn musical numbers and create sets and props during music and art specials classes. After lots of hard work and preparation, the students perform in front of their families, teachers, and members of the Far Hills Country Day School community. 


The Far Hills Experience

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