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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
Address
52 Great Hills Road
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Telephone
(973) 379-3442
Far Brook School is a highly rated, private school located in Short Hills, NJ. It has 231 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Tuition is $41,400 for the highest grade offered.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
231
Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
41
Part-Time Teachers
3

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
21%
Average Financial Aid

Students

Students
231
Gender
  • Female
    48%
  • Male
    52%
Student Diversity
  • White
    56.7%
  • African American
    12.1%
  • Multiracial
    10%
  • Asian
    9.1%
  • Hispanic
    9.1%
  • Unknown
    2.2%
  • International
    0.9%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,800
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,312,800
National
$184,700
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My kids love this school! They get to dive deep into interesting subjects and work closely with experienced, innovative teachers who also teach other teachers (e.g., at the UN) or write curriculum later adapted elsewhere (e.g., at Liberty Science Center). Their teachers genuinely care about them. Their favorite classes are: math, science, art, drama and wood shop/design engineering.

We also appreciate the school's diversity, inclusion of social/emotional development topics (so helpful in "middle school" years), community service projects, and opportunities for students to learn about & be change makers.

Far Brook can appear to be laid back, but students are challenged to take risks in a supportive environment. Students get to (have to?) try everything (play team sports, perform in school plays, sing in choir, etc.), so they practice being out of their comfort zone, participating and leading in different arenas.
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Far Brook is an amazing school. Superb academics that are preparing my daughter for a successful high school career and beyond along with a focus on the whole kid - music, sports, community, caring and emotional well being - it's really unbelievable. The curriculum from pre-K through 8th grade is intentional - weaving in consistent themes and and works so that the student has the opportunity to revisit material repeatedly at different ages. They get to peel the layers of the onion and understand true perspective. Incredibly special!
Students learn by exploring the natural world around them, guided by top-notch teachers who know how to both challenge and nurture children. Because it is an intentionally small school, students at every grade level participate in drama, music, science and athletics. They support each other in the lab, on the field and in artistic productions. The small size allows for lots of individual attention from the faculty. The N/K-8 model is important. By 4th-8th grade— often difficult developmental years for a child— the close-knit environment really pays off as the older kids become leaders for the younger ones, and they are allowed to grow up in an academically rigorous, yet supportive, environment.