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Upper School

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Welcome to the Upper School, a pivotal bridge in the educational journey, seamlessly connecting the foundational learning experiences of the lower elementary grades with the rigorous academic challenges and opportunities of high school.

Recognizing the transformative nature of the middle school years, our program is designed to support the remarkable growth, exploration, and self-discovery that define this critical period. Here, students are not only equipped with the academic skills necessary for success but are also encouraged to cultivate their unique passions and potentials, laying a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning and achievement.

Explore Upper School

Our Upper School curriculum supports and encourages each student's curiosity and passion as we prepare them for what's to come in secondary school.

The balance of academic excellence and emotional intelligence—what we call IQ + EQ—prepares each child to be responsible citizens ready to make a positive impact on the world. 

From Our Division Head

Emily Seelaus

Emily Seelaus
Director of Upper School

What truly sets our school apart is the unwavering dedication of our faculty and staff. Each member of our team is deeply committed to creating a supportive, engaging, and inclusive environment where every student feels valued and empowered to reach their full potential. Our teachers are not just educators; they are mentors who invest in the success and well-being of our students, guiding them through these crucial years with patience, understanding, and encouragement.

We believe in the importance of fostering a strong sense of community where students thrive on mutual respect and collaboration. Our school is a place where friendships are formed, ideas are shared freely, and differences are celebrated. It is a community where every student can find their place and feel at home.

Whether you are a current family, prospective parent, or curious visitor, we invite you to explore, engage, and discover what makes our school a special place for learners of all ages to grow and thrive.


The Far Hills Experience

In this nurturing and dynamic environment, students learn to navigate the complexities of adolescence with confidence and curiosity, setting the stage for continued success in high school and beyond.


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