Secondary School Placement

High school placement director talking to upper school students

Secondary School Placement

The goal of our secondary school program is to identify the best “fit” schools that will allow each student to be challenged and successful during their high school years.  

Through their participation, students learn valuable life skills such as goal setting, long-range planning, and organization.

Our secondary school advising program offers:

  • Individual consultations with families
  • Ongoing one-on-one meetings and group seminars with students, including practice interviews
  • Disciplined process that allows for the majority of time to be focused on the student
  • Far Hills Mock Interview Day—community event with students, parents
  • On-site standardized test administration (SSAT)
  • Identification of schools aligned with a student's interests and strengths
  • Advocacy with receiving schools

For over 85 years Far Hills graduates have been accepted at the finest secondary boarding and day schools in the country. Schools accepting our students in the last five years include:

  • Avon Old Farms School
  • Berkshire School
  • Blair Academy
  • Brooks School
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Deerfield Academy
  • Delbarton School
  • Ethel Walker School
  • George School
  • Gill St. Bernard’s School
  • Groton School
  • The Gunnery
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • Kent Place School
  • The Lawrenceville School
  • Loomis Chaffee School
  • Middlesex School
  • Miss Porter’s School
  • Morristown-Beard School
  • Newark Academy
  • Northfield Mt. Hermon
  • Oak Knoll School
  • Peddie School
  • Phillips Academy, Andover
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Pingry School
  • Pomfret School
  • Portsmouth Abbey School
  • Salisbury School
  • St. Andrew’s School, DE
  • St. George’s School
  • St. Paul’s School
  • The Taft School
  • Trinity-Pawling School
  • Westminster School

Ed Thompson, Director of Secondary School Placement

ethompson@fhcds.org; 908-766-8427, ext. 1434