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Welcome to Morristown Beard School

We take pride in knowing that every graduate is powerfully prepared for learning and for life.

About Morristown Beard School

We know that finding the right school is a journey to discover the best fit for your child's unique interests. At Morristown Beard School, you will find a warm, supportive academic environment that embraces active engagement, analytical and critical thinking, excellence in writing, risk-taking, and of course, opportunities for leadership.

The School Community

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Morristown Beard School is an independent, coeducational day school serving students from more than 85 communities and nine counties in northern New Jersey. There are 600 students in grades 6-12, with an Upper School enrollment of 450 and a Middle School of 150.

Ad Astra Per Aspera

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Our school motto, Ad Astra Per Aspera, can be translated as “To the Stars through Adversity,“ a phrase that captures the essence of an MBS education. 

Powerfully Prepared for Learning and for Life

Students leave MBS exceedingly well prepared for the challenges of college and university studies. Their skills in thinking, writing, and time management set them apart among entering college students, while the qualities of mind they develop here position them for success long after college. These strengths—from communication and collaboration to the ability to solve complex, open-ended problems—lead nearly every list of capabilities for 21st-century success.


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The School is accredited by New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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Morristown Beard School believes that an education for the 21st century is an education in interdependent cultures, ethnicities, genders, economies, and religions. Our students are encouraged to recognize that we live in a world of inherent diversity, and to imaginatively reflect on what it means to act responsibly in and upon such a world. Drawing inspiration from the freedom and values of the School’s curricular philosophy, faculty, and students come together inside and outside of the classroom to create an inclusive community of understanding.

Middle School

Grades 6-8

In Middle School, your student will develop intellectual and social attitudes, skills, and habits of mind in a warm, supportive environment.

Learn More about Our Middle School

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Upper School

Grades 9-12

In Upper School, academic rigor and innovation are offered within a collaborative, supportive environment that nurtures each student.

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