Centers for Learning

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Experiential Learning

Our Centers for Learning create opportunities for meaningful teacher-student engagement.

Decades of academic research highlight the importance of both meaningful teacher-student engagement and highly experiential learning in the intellectual growth of young people. Accordingly, Morristown-Beard School has thoughtfully created three Centers for Learning to best engender the high-level development of several essential skills in your child.

Center for Academic Writing

The Center for Academic Writing helps your child embrace the writing process as well as write across the curriculum.

Middle School

As educators, we believe that writing with fluency and clarity is an essential life skill; as such, the Middle School at Morristown-Beard School is dedicated to both the science and art of crafting, interpreting, and enjoying the written word. To support the crucial work in this area of study, the Center for Academic Writing helps your child embrace the writing process. Our students learn to appreciate writing as a tool for inquiry while experimenting to find their respective voices on the page.

From large-scale research projects to creative and narrative writing, our teachers ask MBS students to write “across the curriculum” through a diverse set of assignments. Though English and history classes anchor the instruction of writing, our teachers in math and science also incorporate writing into their coursework and assessments, helping your child to recognize its relevance.

Upper School

The Center for Academic Writing helps your child embrace the writing process, learning to appreciate writing as a tool for inquiry while experimenting to find her or his voice on the page.

As educators, we believe firmly that writing is a true life skill. Morristown-Beard School is dedicated to both the science and art entailed in crafting, interpreting, and enjoying the written word. To support the development of this vital skill—a tool for communication, cooperation, and clarity of thought—the Center for Academic Writing helps your daughter or son embrace the writing process, learning to appreciate writing as a tool for inquiry while experimenting to find her or his voice on the page.

Center for Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching & Learning guides students on learning processes from start to finish at MBS.

Middle School

Throughout the Middle School experience, MBS students receive support and instruction from the Center for Teaching & Learning. Often, as children enter Middle School, they can feel daunted by more challenging schoolwork, higher-stakes extracurricular commitments, and new social environments. The Center for Teaching & Learning provides our students with access to a dedicated workspace and highly skilled, experienced faculty members. Guided by the recognition that learning differences influence and enrich the educational experience, the Center for Teaching & Learning serves as an invaluable resource for all Middle School students at MBS.

Upper School

MBS students receive support and instruction from the Center for Teaching & Learning. Often, as students enter Upper School, they can face more challenging schoolwork, myriad extracurricular commitments, and new social environments.

Providing our students with a dedicated work space and highly-skilled and experienced faculty members, the Center for Teaching & Learning helps students to develop and refine the important skills that they need to successfully direct their learning trajectories, including time management and the cultivation of study strategies for reading, math, projects, and problem solving. Guided by the recognition that learning differences influence the educational experience, the Center for Teaching & Learning serves as an invaluable resource for students at MBS.

 

Center for Innovation & Design

Slated to open in 2019, the Center for Innovation & Design will be a cutting edge academic environment designed to encourage and enable your child to expand their minds and break through traditional ways of thinking and understanding the world.

Middle School

Slated to open in 2019, the Center for Innovation & Design will be a cutting edge academic environment designed to encourage and enable your child to expand their intellectual development and break through traditional ways of thinking about the world. It will truly be a place where our students gain new perspectives on their learning and the intertwined processes of discovery, challenge, and experimentation. Beyond its walls, the Center for Innovation & Design will support your child and their teachers in any classroom where they seek better approaches and tools for collaborative and imaginative learning.

Upper School

Slated to open in 2019, the Center for Innovation & Design will be a cutting edge academic environment designed to encourage and enable our students to expand their minds and break through traditional ways of thinking and understanding the world. In this remarkable physical space, your student will partner with our teachers using a multitude of physical forms and resources in an effort to transform new ideas into tangible form. It will truly be a place where MBS students gain new perspectives on their learning and the intertwined processes of discovery, challenge, failure, and success. Beyond its walls, the Center for Innovation & Design will support MBS students and teachers in any classroom where they seek better approaches and tools for collaborative and imaginative experiential learning and problem solving.