Tuition & Financial Aid
An investment in a Morristown-Beard School education powerfully prepares our graduates for their futures, wherever those paths may lead. As a school, we dedicate ourselves toward helping these young women and men grow and evolve into their best selves. By inspiring these young hearts and minds to think in a forward-thinking, globally conscious way, Morristown-Beard School makes a lifelong impact at a vital time in our students’ lives.
Morristown-Beard School offers students an academic environment that features small class sizes (8-12 students per class), learned faculty (71% of whom hold advanced degrees, including 19% with PhDs), and a rigorous – yet balanced – student experience. We recognize that tuition represents a significant investment, and that’s where financial aid can help. By reducing the annual tuition for students who qualify for financial aid, MBS seeks to empower families to make well-reasoned decisions during the admission process.
2019-2020 Financial Aid Awarded
2019-2020 Total Cost of Attendance
Upper School $43,875
Middle School $42,235
Morristown-Beard School is committed to upholding our tradition of enrolling a qualified and diverse population. Admission is granted without regard to a candidate's ability to pay, with our financial aid program therefore serving as a vehicle for strengthening the student body and enriching the experience of all MBS students.
Financial need is defined as the difference between the cost of an education and a family's ability to contribute to that cost. We believe that parents have an obligation to provide for their child's education to the extent that they are able, and therefore utilize the services of TADS to help determine a family's eligibility for financial aid. Several factors including income, assets, liabilities, and the number of children in tuition-charging schools are taken into consideration. In order to apply, families must complete the TADS application, and file copies of the 2018 and 2019 IRS Form 1040 with all schedules and W-2s with TADS by the deadlines listed below.
In accordance with Morristown-Beard's Financial Aid Policy and Procedures, parents who are divorced, separated or have never been married are both required to file with TADs and provide all required supporting tax documents. While families must reapply for aid each year, unless there is a significant change in demonstrated need, we are committed to continuing support at the original level of funding. Due to the complexity of the financial aid formula, we are unable to provide analysis without a full application; however, we encourage all families who believe that they may be eligible to apply. Please do not send any financial documents to MBS. All paperwork must be submitted directly to TADS.
Morristown-Beard School Merit Scholarship
The Morristown-Beard School Merit Scholarship is awarded to two (2) academically-talented applicants to 6th grade. $10,000 will be awarded annually to each student and will be granted each year the student attends Morristown-Beard School.
Eligible candidates must have an excellent academic record, and must also demonstrate a passion for leadership and service in their current schools and/or communities. A completed Admission Application addendum and separate recommendation are also required.
If you are interested in learning more about eligibility, please contact Meg Ahern, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, at 973-539-3032, ext. 583.
Tri-County Scholarship Fund
Morristown-Beard School is pleased to partner with Tri-County Scholarship Fund. The mission of Tri-County is to provide partial scholarships to students living in Morris, Passaic, and Sussex counties who demonstrate financial need. Families who would like to be considered for an award must complete the application and submit all required documents by February 15. Recipients will be notified in April. Please visit https://online.factsmgt.com/
“I didn’t fully understand – until now – how well Morristown-Beard prepared me for my college experience. It’s been eye-opening. For example, my English and history classes last semester here at the Naval Academy weren’t any more difficult, or writing intensive, than my classes at MBS. It’s made my transition to college, which includes my participation in a Division I varsity sport, more manageable.
I definitely miss Morristown-Beard! It’s actually pretty cool that I haven’t met a classmate here at the Naval Academy who enjoyed their previous school experience more than I did. The student experience was challenging, but definitely balanced… There’s really no place like MBS!”
Ryan Waters ’17
Midshipman, US Navy