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Far Brook School

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

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban

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Overview

Overview

Far Brook School says

Founded in 1948, Far Brook is a co-educational Nursery through Grade 8 progressive, independent school.

Far Brook is a supportive, caring community that cherishes love of learning, creativity, and individuality. Central to the philosophy is the expectation that children are capable of intellectual depth and of meeting rigorous standards of achievement. Emphasis is placed on the development of creative thinking, self-assurance, and initiative. Academic excellence is achieved through the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with the creative arts. Half day Nursery is available.

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Mission Statement

Our purpose is to create a supportive and caring community that cherishes love of learning, creativity, and individuality, and that provides teachers and students with both support and freedom to take risks in order to reach their full potential.

Implicit in our philosophy is the goal of bringing students to their highest level of academic and personal competency, both for their present and in preparation for their future education. In addition, we share a much larger purpose.

We see Far Brook’s mission as a desire to use and to adapt the principles of progressive education and its philosophy of pragmatism for a changing world, and while valuing academic excellence and respect for nature, to instill a creative response to learning with great art, drama, music, and literature as models.

Our approach to education demands that both students and teachers be active participants in a reciprocal learning experience. We recognize the role of metaphor, ritual, and tradition in children’s lives and the power of the arts in the learning process. Our curriculum is unified by interdisciplinary studies of thematic units and great historical eras, which allow children to relate themselves to the universe and to the history of mankind. A Far Brook education takes place in an environment of natural beauty and intimacy, where character and citizenship are valued as much as achievement, process as much as product.

It is our desire to touch the lives of children so they may live life wisely and with great joy.

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Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (973) 379-3442
Email
  admissions@farbrook.org

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 243
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 19
Kindergarten 25
1 24
2 25
3 28
4 26
5 26
6 23
7 24
8 23

Far Brook 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 Brook School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Average Class Size 24
Head of School Amy Ziebarth

Extracurriculars

  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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