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.

College Admission Representatives

Thank you for taking the time to visit MBS and meet with our students.  To schedule a visit, please contact the College Counseling Office at

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 2016-2019

American Academy of Dramatic Arts
American University
Assumption College
Auburn University
Barnard College
Bates College

Belmont University
Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Bucknell University
Chapman 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
Drexel University

Duke University
Elon University
Emory University
Fairfield University

Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgetown University
Gettysburg College
Hamilton College
Haverford College
High Point University

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
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
Occidental College
Pennsylvania State University
Point Park University
Providence College

Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University

Sacred Heart University
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
St. Lawrence University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stonehill College
Syracuse University
The College of New Jersey
The College of Wooster
The George Washington University
The Ohio State 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 Colorado
University of Delaware

University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland

University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of New England
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond

University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California

University of Southern Maine
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University 

Virginia Tech
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Washington and Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Western New England University

* Bold text denotes schools where Class of 2019 has enrolled

Where the Class of 2019
Will Be This Fall

Contact the College Counseling Office

Noreen Cassidy

Noreen Cassidy

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

Joanne Goldberg

Titles: Associate Director of College Counseling
Degrees: J.D., Washington University School of Law
M.A., NYU School of Education
B.A., Cornell University
Departments: College Counseling Office
Lindsay Johnson

Lindsay Johnson

Titles: Senior Associate Director of College Counseling, Grade Dean, Class of 2022
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