Chronicled in the 1991 centennial celebration publication, 100 Septembers, Morristown-Beard School is the product of the 1971 merger of two fine institutions, Miss Beard's School for girls, founded in 1891, and The Morristown School for boys, established in 1891. These schools throughout the years developed reputations for strong academic and athletic programs that emphasized the human qualities of teamwork, integrity, commitment, service and mutual respect between students and faculty.
As we look at our school today, we realize how perceptive and forward-thinking our past leaders were to embrace a philosophy that sought to develop human qualities as well as educational values. The school is a close-knit community of students and teachers where learning is reciprocal. Friendliness, support, and mutual respect permeate the school.
Individual success that stimulates personal confidence and growth is a goal for each student. It is pursued through the discovery and expansion of one's talents in a challenging program that fosters achievement at an appropriate pace. Self-discipline is considered of primary importance in the process.
Our deeply committed faculty is devoted to a learning program that easily encompasses a wide range of student abilities and provides a high degree of flexibility and sensitivity to a variety of learning styles. Also, as charged in the 2006 Strategic Plan, our campus, facilities and technology continue to be upgraded to deliver these programs in a stimulating and challenging environment.
Morristown-Beard has never lost sight of the one thing that sets it apart from other schools: a steadfast belief in the individual and a profound understanding of the role a school plays in coaxing excellence to the surface. These values and priorities continue to define Morristown-Beard School's mission today and into tomorrow.