If you’re searching for rigorous academics in a supportive community, Morristown-Beard School (MBS) may be the right place for your student. MBS is a private, independent, coeducational day school with a total of 575 students in the Middle School (grades 6-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12) representing more than 85 districts throughout New Jersey.


At MBS, students will find small class sizes and teachers who ask them to go beyond the surface and engage in deep learning. MBS graduates are powerfully prepared for learning and for life, no matter what career they choose to pursue.

As MBS switched to distance learning, it remained committed to providing an education that breaks from an outdated model of rote learning. Students were asked to think, collaborate and communicate in a variety of modes to stay engaged.

“Our teachers pride themselves on building strong relationships with their students and have been extremely innovative during these challenging times,” says Darren Burns, Associate Head of School.

“The faculty’s ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness allowed the school to fulfill its promise of an education founded on caring, balance and understanding of students as individuals growing into themselves,” says Burns.


Consequently, students said they felt teachers were available to them while distance learning, and many took advantage of office hours and the school’s centers for academic support.

MBS recently opened its Center for Innovation and Design (CID), 8,000 square feet of flexible space for students to design, experiment and problem solve. Its new 25,000 square-foot Math & Science Center and Science on a Sphere® (SOS) is a big draw for students. SOS is an educational tool designed by NOAA that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data on a 6-foot diameter sphere.

Rob Mitchell, Director of Enrollment Management, says that MBS remains committed to a student-centered admission process and that they’re excited to engage with families this upcoming admission season.

The Digital Portfolio portion of the application, introduced two years ago, allows students to showcase their personality, passions, talents and interests in creative and exciting ways.

It’s clear that with every move made, MBS has its students’ futures in mind.

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