Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Far Hills Country Day School encourages and embraces all aspects of diversity.
Far Hills Country Day School pledges to encourage and embrace all aspects of diversity, and inclusion, and pluralism. We believe academic excellence and character development are nurtured, strengthened and sustained by a learning experience that intentionally engages the different backgrounds, perspectives and ideas of our community and world. We strive to create and enhance an inclusive environment that challenges us to see beyond our own perspectives and honors the unique contribution of each member of our community. We believe purposeful engagement with diversity provides each child with the collaborative skills necessary for success in the modern world.
At Far Hills, we endeavor to develop responsible, well-rounded students who find strength in diversity, appreciate differences, and recognize the need for mutual respect among all individuals. We pursue diversity in the composition of our student body, faculty, staff, administration, and trustees. It is our belief that richness should extend to all aspects of life within our community.
In striving to provide students an intellectually challenging climate, we commit to examining preconceptions, considering a range of views, and exploring multiple ways of thinking. We believe that one’s experiences are shaped by many factors, including race, religion, gender, age, class, ethnicity, family structure, ability, and sexual orientation. The experience and understanding of such diversity foster students’ critical thinking, self-confidence, and personal integrity, preparing them for participation in a closely connected global community. The advancement of diversity at Far Hills strengthens our educational mission, promotes a healthy and vibrant community, and honors the humanity and potential of each of its members.
Far Hills admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability (including AIDS and HIV related illnesses), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, veteran status, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, liability for military service or any other category protected under federal or New Jersey law in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students
The School strives to provide a safe and supportive environment that will help students succeed academically and socially. To that end, the School promotes respect for all people, and will not tolerate harassment or bullying based on sexual orientation or gender identity that impacts a student’s experience at the School (whether the bullying or harassment takes place on or off campus), including cyber-bullying through the use of electronic technology (on or off the School’s campus, and on or off the School’s network). Particularly with respect to transgender and gender nonconforming students, the School will work closely with students and their families to strive to honor their wishes with respect to use of School facilities, participation in athletics, accuracy of student records, use of preferred name and pronouns, and privacy, in accordance with applicable law, and to the extent that the School’s campus facilities reasonably permit.