The focus of the Far Hills secondary school placement program is on finding the best “fit” school for each child so that they thrive academically, realize and explore their co-curricular interests and passions. A school is an excellent fit when it challenges a child to reach their academic potential while building confidence, developing character, and cultivating relevant skills in preparation for college and the professional world. A best fit school values and celebrates its students’ talents and contributions. It is a supportive, enriching community of teachers committed to educating the whole child. It is a perfect extension of Far Hills.
The annual Far Hills Secondary School Fair presents a wonderful opportunity for families to find that best fit school. It is an exciting tradition and one that is uniquely ours. Each year more than 120 admission representatives from the best schools in the country come to Far Hills to showcase their schools among our students and families. This Thursday, we are excited to welcome the admission representatives as well as students from around the region—from public schools, from independent schools, some travel with their families, some travel by bus with their entire grade to benefit from our strong relationships with these prestigious schools.
Far Hills families are known for searching far and wide in search of that best fit for the next stop on the educational journey. Boarding school is very much a part of the Far Hills DNA. Historically almost 40% of our graduates have chosen to attend boarding school and for most, that journey started at our secondary school fair. Last week members of the Class of 2019 started at Avon Old Farms School, Berkshire School, Blair Academy, Hotchkiss School, The Lawrenceville School, Middlesex School, Phillips Academy Andover, Phillips Exeter Academy, St. Andrew’s School, and St. Paul’s School.
Locally, our families are spoiled for choice. In the last five years, we have sent more than twenty students to Delbarton School, Morristown-Beard School, and Gill St. Bernard’s School. Every year our graduates also head off to Kent Place School, Newark Academy, Pingry School, Oak Knoll School, Rutgers Prep, Seton Hall Prep, and the Academy of St. Elizabeth’s.
The annual Far Hills Secondary School Fair will be a fantastic occasion sure to generate exciting conversations at home! See you there!