DURING THEIR TIME IN FAR HILLS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL'S GRADE 8, YOUR CHILD WILL......FOCUS ON A CAPSTONE PROJECT.
The Grade 8 Expo is a big deal at Far Hills Country Day School. Students develop an independent research study on a self-selected topic. Independent learning skills are emphasized through various activities and assessments, culminating with the final exposition for the entire school community to see.
...BE A LEADER IN THE SCHOOL.
As Grade 8 students assume the student leadership roles of our community, they are given real-world opportunities to apply both the mission skills and Far Hills pillars. The student government officers exercise their leadership and time management skills as they plan school-wide activities during the school year. Editors of the yearbook tap into their creativity and responsibility to create a keepsake for the community. Team captains, service learning coordinators, and leads in the school play are just some of the many ways Grade 8 students practice the skills they have developed at Far Hills.
...PERFORM SHAKESPEARE—IN THE ROUND!
A beloved Far Hills Country Day School tradition, eighth grade students perform a Shakespearean play as it was mean to be performed: in the round. The students not only study the play during English class, but they memorize lines and perform for the entire school community. What a way to showcase the public speaking skills they've been honing since Preschool at Far Hills!
...PREPARE TO TAKE ON THEIR NEXT ADVENTURE.
Far Hills Country Day School's Grade 8 students are some of the best and brightest out there. We are proud to watch them go on to incredible secondary schools and boarding schools. Our Secondary School Guidance and Placement is unmatched.