Far Brook School

52 Great Hills Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078

A group of parents, led by former director Winifred Moore, subsidized its own independent school in 1948. The curriculum at Far Brook is based on the discipline of great subject matter, humanized and sustained by the arts, with an emphasis placed on choral music and drama. The lower school program stresses the development of sound basic skills and problem-solving processes. The middle school and junior high programs focus on the history of man, with courses on Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and American history. Each grade studies a civilization or historical period extensively, learning about its architecture, music, art, literature, science, agriculture, clothing and everyday life. Science offers a strong foundation of basic concepts and techniques through observation and active participation in experiments. Students also conduct studies utilizing the seven acres of woodland, meadow and swamp on which the school is located. Every fall, the junior high takes a five-day wilderness trip with faculty to northern New York State. Each June, a Shakespearean play is performed by graduating students. Traditional events at Far Brook include daily morning meetings, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, the Thanksgiving Processional and the Medieval Masque. All boys and girls participate in interscholastic athletics beginning in grade 5.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory, General Academic
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address52 Great Hills Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078
Year Established1948
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorAmy M. Ziebarth
Total Enrollment226
Day Students226
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