College Counseling

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100% Matriculation

A Morristown-Beard School education serves to inform the college preparation process from the moment a student enrolls.

Our rigorous academic program, coupled with a vast assortment of extracurricular offerings, give students the opportunity to explore and develop their unique interests and talents, both in and outside of the classroom. Their experiences help to define their future goals and aspirations, and it is this process of self-discovery that helps to frame their college search, allowing them to find the best “fit.”

With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, there are obviously many at which each student can find happiness and success. As such, the College Counseling Office works very closely with every MBS student, first in helping to establish a list of prospective colleges to meet their individual needs. As they progress through the process, we provide support and guidance in regard to all aspects such as researching institutions, conducting campus visits and interviews, taking standardized tests and completing applications. In addition, we make ourselves accessible to parents through individual meetings and as questions and concerns arise throughout the cycle. We recognize that the college process, while an exciting one, can also be the source of some anxiety, and we want to do everything we can to make it enjoyable and stress-free.

In addition to the individual work we do with each family, the College Counseling Office hosts several programs throughout the year, including our annual College Admission Case Studies Workshop for underclassmen and their parents in November, as well as a Freshman / Sophomore Parent Workshop in the spring. Families are also welcome to make use of our library of college brochures and reference materials, as well as Naviance Family Connection, an online program accessible through this website.

100% Matriculation

100% of Morristown-Beard School graduates typically attend a four-year college or university with the majority matriculating at those labeled “Most Selective” or “Highly Selective.” Our greatest successes come, however, from helping students to recognize the wonderful array of institutions available to them, and then narrowing down to those considered to be the best fit. When they come back to visit and are happy at their college – academically stimulated and challenged, active in campus life, and having made good friends, we feel that the process has been a success.

Class Profile

At Morristown-Beard School, we believe that the School Community is responsible for discovering and developing the unique individual potential of each student. Students, parents, trustees, administrators, teachers, staff, and coaches understand that school environment plays a profound role in cultivating intellectual, physical, aesthetic, moral, and ethical excellence. We believe that an MBS education prepares individuals to be enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world.

Our curriculum is designed to further this mission by providing a rigorous academic program that is age appropriate and responsive to different learning styles. We offer stimulating and challenging experiences in the classroom, on the playing field, and through participation in activities, performances, exhibits, and community service. Our method is to expose students to multiple ways of thinking and responding. Our ultimate objective is to increase their awareness of and connection to the larger world. To this end we instill, through precept and action, our Core Values, Habits of Mind, and Essential Skills.

View the 2019 Class Profile

Where Do MBS Students Go to College?

Matriculation List 2015-2018

American Academy of Dramatic Arts
American University
Assumption College
Auburn University
Barnard College
Belmont University
Bennington College
Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Binghamton University
Boston College
Boston University
Bucknell University
Carnegie Mellon University
Clemson University
Colby College
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
Columbia University
Connecticut College
County College of Morris
Dickinson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Elon University
Emory University
Fairfield University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgetown University
Gettysburg College
Hamilton College
High Point University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Loyola University Maryland

Lynn University
Marist College
Miami University
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Monmouth University
Montclair State University
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Pennsylvania State University
Plymouth State University
Providence College
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Salve Regina University
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
St. John’s University
St. Lawrence University
State University of New York at Albany
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stonehill College
Syracuse University
The Catholic University of America
The College of New Jersey
The College of Wooster
The George Washington University
The University of Alabama
The University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
The University of Scranton
The University of Texas

Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College
United States Naval Academy
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of Southern Maine
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Tech
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Washington and Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Western New England University
William Paterson University
Yale University

Contact the College Counseling Office

Noreen Cassidy

Noreen Cassidy

Titles: Director of College Counseling
Degrees: B.A., Seton Hall University
Departments: College Counseling Office
Lindsay Johnson

Lindsay Johnson

Titles: Associate Director, College Counseling, Grade 9 Dean
Degrees: M.A., Fairfield University
B.S., North Carolina State University
Departments: College Counseling Office, Class Deans
Lauren Laskey

Lauren Laskey

Titles: Associate Director, College Counseling
Degrees: B.S., Environmental Science, University of Virginia
Departments: College Counseling Office