The Elisabeth Morrow School provides exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders and global citizens.

Educators personalize learning based on each child’s readiness, learning profile and interests to cultivate their unique spark and innate creativity.


Elisabeth Morrow’s child-centered and innovative academic programs take place on a beautiful 14-acre campus with immersive learning spaces, including state-of-the-art technology labs, maker spaces, science labs and libraries, nature trails, a brook and pond, outdoor classroom patios, educational gardens, playgrounds, gymnasiums and an athletic field.

“We guide our students through an engaging project-based, inquiry-driven and age-appropriate curriculum that offers children the opportunity to take on real-world challenges and grow as learners and leaders,” says Head of School Marek Beck, Ph.D. “Through initiatives in STEAM, humanities, social-emotional learning and music studies, we channel their curiosity and support them to surpass what they thought possible.”

This will be the school’s second academic year as a globally-recognized Apple Distinguished School. This honor not only exemplifies the school’s strength of innovation in teaching and learning but also provides access to a powerful network through which students and faculty partner with the most innovative schools around the world. It is worth noting that EMS remains the only independent school in New Jersey to hold this honor.


Perhaps most importantly, the school is known for its warm, nurturing and highly diverse community. “Without this, we wouldn’t have the proper foundation for the transformative education our students receive,” Beck says. He noted that the school’s diverse and international population allows it to authentically adopt a global perspective, with students and families enjoying opportunities to share their culture and celebrations and to learn about those of others.

“Our parents count on us to reinforce the values they teach their children at home and trust us to help their children develop holistically—socially, emotionally and cognitively,” he says. “And our students graduate prepared to lead the way with empathy and innovative thinking in a rapidly-changing world.”

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