A co-educational private school for Preschool–Grade Eight

What is an Emergent Curriculum?

Our Approach for competent and capable learners.

Our expert teachers are trained to listen carefully to students' observations, questions, and ideas and construct learning opportunities for individuals, small groups, or, sometimes, the whole class. The environment, although flexible, is not without structure. The emergent curriculum requires teachers to seek out and chase the interests of the children actively. Children construct their own knowledge through a carefully planned curriculum that engages and builds upon the child's current knowledge, allowing teachers to be responsive to the children's interests and freeing them to construct knowledge together. 

At Far Hills, we understand that the child is not alone in developing; rather, the child develops by interacting and developing with others to affirm their capacity to grow and learn the skills for their ongoing work and those required for the coming year.