We are excited to announce the Morristown Beard School 2021-2026 Strategic Plan. The Plan is a culmination of over a year of asking questions, listening to the community, and finding common ground and purpose as we look to the future. In completing the plan, the Steering Committee drew on the perspectives of alumni, parents, faculty, administrators, staff, consultants, and current students in order to articulate objectives that will guide our decisions over the next five years.
Like every Strategic Plan, the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan indicates several directions of growth. At the same time, like every Plan, it is unified by ideals and aspirations that give it an individual character. In all of its pillars, the new Strategic Plan gives strong emphasis to an MBS education as an experience that lives on beyond the confines of any classroom and beyond a student’s time in the Middle and Upper School.
This Strategic Plan was finalized in a year that set before us challenges like none other in the School’s history. As we commenced the drafting of the Plan, we could not have known what emerged would speak so clearly of what we have very much needed in the past year: mutual understanding, the capacity to reflect upon our own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around us, and a sharp sense of the daunting complexities of the century in which we live. We hope, however, that the plan also speaks to the promise of the world we have built and the potential for our students to continue to shape that world for the better.
We strive to live up to the Plan’s ambitions over the next five years.