STEAM and Design Thinking

The real meaning of rigor: More than book learning. Life learning.

At Far Hills, we hold students accountable not only for academic excellence, but for the mastery of critical life skills that are the elements of lifelong achievement, happiness and success. Students don’t just learn answers. They learn the courage to challenge them. They learn not only problem solving, but also the confidence to stand by their solutions. They don’t simply learn to play a musical composition, they are taught the self-esteem to stand up and perform. This is the balance that defines Far Hills—and sets our students apart.

At Far Hills we teach, model, assess, develop, and hold students accountable for critical life skills -- from table manners to time management.

Read about The Mission Skills Assessment and the Far Hills Social/Emotional Learning Curriculum.

STEAM in Action

Instruction at Far Hills is multi-disciplinary. Watch how the eighth-graders in an art class engineer a Rube Goldberg contraption to zip a zipper without any hands. This inquiry-based learning develops important life skills including creativity, teamwork, resilience, and time management.