Frequently Asked Questions

Lower school students

 

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What are the age requirements for entering Far Hills?

Preschool

Applicants must be 3 or 4 years old by October 1 of the year of entry.

Kindergarten

Applicants must be 5 years old by September 1 the year of entry.

Grade 1 through Grade 8

The applicant's current grade level and achievement, as well as date of birth, are used to determine grade placement.

We adhere to the September 1 cutoff date unless there is significant evidence or reason to consider otherwise. We do so because appropriate social/emotional placement is more likely within set chronological limits. Appropriate social placement supports a student's confidence in taking the necessary risks involved in learning. At all grade levels, Far Hills Country Day School challenges students to achieve their greatest potential.

Is there an application deadline?

Far Hills Country Day School accepts applications on a rolling basis. 

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Can my child apply to be a student mid-year?

Far Hills Country Day School continues to accept applications for the current school year for select grades, including mid-year transfers. Contact Director of Admission & Financial Aid Rachel Yu for more information. 

Are there additional fees on top of tuition?

Far Hills Country Day School's tuition includes all fees. For detailed information about tuition costs and what is included, visit our Tuition page. 

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Does Far Hills Country Day School offer Financial Aid?

Yes! For the 2019–20 school year, we provided $1.8 million in Financial Aid to about 25% of our students. 

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Is there an application deadline for Financial Aid?

The deadline for returning families applying for Financial Aid is January 17, 2020. We accept applications for new families applying for Financial Aid on a rolling basis.

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Does Far Hills Country Day School provide transportation?

Far Hills Country Day School does not currently offer transportation to and from school. However, in New Jersey, when children do not attend their local public school, many school districts will partially reimburse their transportation costs. The reimbursement is approximately $1,000 per child for aid in lieu of transportation. In order to qualify, if your child is in Kindergarten through Grade 8, you must live at least 2.0 miles, but no farther than 20 miles, from Far Hills Country Day School.

To apply for reimbursement, request a B6T form from your township.

How long is the school day?

Preschool 
8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. with options ranging from three to five half or full days a week. Half day dismissal is at 1 p.m.

Kindergarten and Grade 1
8:15 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Grades 2–4
8:15 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Grades 5–8
8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Students may be dropped off as early as 7:45 a.m. Preschool through Grade 1 students may wait in the Piazza, while students Grade 2-5 may wait in the Cafe under teacher supervision until 8 a.m., when they can go to their classrooms. An Extended Day program is available for students in Preschool through Grade 8.

Do you offer after school care?

Yes! Far Hills Country Day School has an Extended Day program available for students in Preschool through Grade 8.

Extended Day at Far Hills

How can I volunteer at Far Hills Country Day School?

There are many opportunities to help the Far Hills community by volunteering. Contact Linda Corcoran, Director of Engagement and Philanthropy, to find out more.