A co-educational private school for Preschool–Grade Eight

Lower School

PRESCHOOL through Grade 4—the "wonder years."

At our private elementary school in Somerset County, NJ, students develop strong foundation skills in reading, writing, science, and math, balanced with excellent programs in world language, visual arts, and music. They build social-emotional and problem-solving skills through engaging student-centered, experiential learning.

Watch the video below to hear all about the Lower School experience at Far Hills Country Day School from our Head of School, Director of Lower School, and Lower School teachers. 


Because a child's disposition toward learning is established by age 12 and stays with them for life, our Lower School program is designed to create an optimal environment for children that supports, encourages, develops, and extends each child's curiosity, enthusiasm, and passion. The balance of academic excellence and emotional intelligence—what we call IQ + EQ—guides our curriculum every step along the way to ensure that students are inspired and excited to wonder and discover.


Our Lower School includes Preschool through Grade 4. Each of the buttons below will take you to the corresponding grade-level page for a closer look at what your child will do every step of the way through our elementary school experience.


See the Far Hills Difference for Yourself

Now that you've read all about our Lower School, we invite you to request a viewbook, visit us, and apply today!