Grandparents are integral members of the Far Hills community. Whether they are volunteering in the library, organizing a “Back to School” Grandparent Coffee or serving as guest evaluators for student projects, their ongoing presence on our campus enriches our community in so many ways. Many activities are spearheaded by a very active Grandparent Steering Committee, which meets several times throughout the year. We appreciate their dedication, wisdom and generosity.

Steering Committee

If you are interested in learning more about serving on the Grandparent Steering Committee and/or other ways to be involved, contact Kathleen DeSantis, Director of Alumni & Development at (908) 766-8424 or or download and print our Grandparent Volunteer Form. Forms may be returned at the Front Entrance of the school or by mail.

Grandparent News

Grandparents and Special Friends Day is a time-honored tradition at Far Hills, as grandparents and family friends visit the school to observe the projects and progress our students have made through the year. Grades Prekindergarten, 2, 4 and 7 welcomed more than 175 grandparents and friends on May 4, 2018, treating them to presentations, classroom activities, breakfast and a special concert in the Performing Arts Center. Thank you to all the grandparents and friends who attended!

Students in Grades 2 and 4 perform a very moving rendition of “Shine Your Light.”

Tina Volpe with grandson William Volpe ‘27 at the concert.

Joan Monaghan joins grandchildren Lucas ‘24 and Penelope ‘24 Maher in their classroom.

FH Trustee Emeritus Mary DeKuyper (grandmother to Ryan DeKuyper ’19) and Barbara Tucciarone (grandmother to Hannah Castiglione ’22) snack on breakfast treats before the presentations and performances begin.

Nate Lawton ’22 plots a diagram for his grandparents Howard and Beverly Jaffee.

Sahara Muhammad ’22 with her grandmother Mozelle Deans.

Willa Merton ’19 reviews her World Languages presentation with grandparents Gretchen and Jim Johnson.