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Far Hills Country Day School

Far Hills Country Day School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Far Hills Country Day School says

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 those answers. 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 develop the self-esteem to stand up and perform.

This is the balance that defines Far Hills—and sets our students apart. The Far Hills difference can make a real difference in your child's future.

Mission Statement

Through academic excellence and character development, Far Hills Country Day School provides each child brilliant beginnings for success in the modern world.


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Admission Considerations

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Academic Calendar: Trimester

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Student Services

Student Services
    Academic Support Services
  • Computer Services
  • Libraries

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 370
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 30
Kindergarten 28
1 29
2 35
3 45
4 34
5 41
6 42
7 40
8 46

Far Hills Country Day School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Far Hills Country Day School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Dress Code Formal
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 38%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Ethnicity Unknown 52%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Director of Teaching & Learning   Jennifer Phillips
Director of Upper School   Georgia Zaiser
Director of Lower School   Diane Frustaci
Head of School J. Thomas Woelper


  • Basketball
  • Business and Financial Awareness
  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • Cross Country
  • Crossfit
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Jazz Band
  • Lacrosse
  • Math Team
  • Musical Theater
  • Photography Club
  • Soccer
  • Student Government
  • Technology Club
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook


Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Far Hills Country Day School include:

  • Steve Forbes - Editor-in-chief of business magazine, "Forbes"
  • Christine Todd Whitman - Governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Other associations for exceptional children

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