Within a culture of support and collaboration, Morristown Beard School (MBS) students discover and develop their individual pathways to academic success and personal fulfillment while becoming enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world. A private, independent and coeducational day school for Middle School (grades 6-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12), MBS’s small class sizes and dynamic curriculum allow students to engage in deep learning and unlock their passions. 

“Parents and students alike appreciate Morristown Beard’s student-centered approach, where students are seen, heard and known,” says Director of Enrollment Management Rob Mitchell. 

A BALANCED APPROACH TO EDUCATION 

MBS offers more than 20 athletic programs and 40 student-led clubs and community service opportunities, from student government, newspaper, Model UN and yearbook to drone club, coding, business finance and investing and architecture and engineering. An independent study program encourages students to explore areas of interest that fall outside the traditional course catalog. But while academic success and intellectual growth are embraced at MBS, it’s never at the exclusion of social and emotional growth. Class schedules are designed so students can balance academics with athletics, the arts and extra- and co-curricular activities. 

“MBS is a supportive and collaborative community where students are empowered to have agency over an academic journey that challenges, inspires and fulfills them,” says Head of School Liz Morrison. “We help students maintain a balanced approach to rigorous academics and enriching extra-curricular activities.” 

AN INNOVATIVE, HANDS-ON ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE 

MBS is a place for experiential, hands-on learning, with signature academic programs that include Learning Outside the Classroom Walls and Social Emotional Competencies in Middle School. In the Interdisciplinary Concentrations Program (ICP) in the Upper School, students apply for one of four concentration pathways at the end of their freshman year: Arts and Innovation; Global Citizenship; Ethics, Leadership, Justice; or Data Analysis and Research Methods. 

“Experiential learning is central to the educational experience at MBS, as we aspire to help students make connections between their classes and the world beyond school,” Mitchell says. 

Morristown Beard School’s 22-acre campus provides state-of-the-art spaces to facilitate its commitment to innovative teaching and learning, highlighted by the 8,000-square-foot Center for Innovation & Design (CID), 25,000-square-foot Math & Science Center and Science on a Sphere®, a six-foot diameter sphere that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data. 

“The CID is the heart of our innovation culture, offering cutting-edge technology and dedicated studio spaces where students can immerse themselves in the design process and hone essential skills in critical reasoning, teamwork and problem-solving,” Mitchell says. “From app development to 3D printing, the CID empowers our students to explore emerging fields and make a positive impact in their community.” 

MBS believes that a successful rigorous academic program also includes a commitment to academic support for all students. The school’s state-of-the-art Centers for Learning provide an unparalleled network of academic support services for students. “Our Centers for Learning also provide students with next-level experiences that foster creativity, innovation and collaboration,” he says. 

A SPIRIT OF LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEERISM 

MBS prides itself on fostering a sense of leadership and volunteerism both at school and within the community at large. To assist students on their journey toward becoming responsible and active global citizens, the school requires community service of all students in grades 9-12. 

Along with achieving personal satisfaction and growing self-confidence, students enrich their communities and take on leadership roles to transform the lives of those around them. The school supports organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and hosts an annual blood drive, while international service trips include locations such as Peru, Costa Rica and Thailand. 

“MBS continues to be a leader in student engagement and empowerment, and community service is embedded in our program,” Mitchell says. “From local to international outlets, MBS students and faculty contribute their time and talent to support the needs of the communities we serve.” 

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