Far Brook School
52 Great Hills Rd., Short Hills, NJ
- Before Care
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Language
- Kindergarten Enrichment
- Kindergarten Enrichment (for 1/2 day programs)
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Curiosity. Creativity. Childhood. These are hallmarks of a Far Brook education, which takes place on a beautiful wooded 9.5-acre campus with five inspiring outdoor classrooms, including a schoolyard wetlands habitat and plenty of space for physical distancing.
The Far Brook journey, which spans 3-year-olds through Eighth Grade, is designed to empower students to question and observe the world around them.
The school’s mission is “to create a supportive, 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.”
Far Brook was founded in 1948 by parents who believed in progressive education for their children, an approach that allows students to express their ideas within a safe and supportive environment.
With an emphasis on arts integration, diversity, and social justice, Far Brook’s theme-based curriculum inspires and develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
“Our desire is to touch the lives of children so they may live life wisely and with great joy,” the school’s mission statement reads. Perhaps the most telling result for Far Brook is its reputation among the high schools that its graduates attend.
Says Head of School Amy Ziebarth: “Local independent schools speak so highly of our graduates, their spirit, self-advocacy, and curiosity. They have great confidence in a Far Brook education.”