MBS Opens New Math & Science Facility

MBS Opens New Math & Science Facility

State-of-the-art facility is cornerstone of the School's strategic plan

After months of eager anticipation, Morristown-Beard School officially opened the doors to a brand new $12.6

million Math and Science Facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 5th.

With more than 25,000 square feet of newly-Constructed space, this impressive state-of-the-art facility features:

  • Eight Science Classrooms/Labs with dedicated Prep Rooms
  • Environmental Science Lab with a museum quality River Table that simulates tidal and stream flows
  • DNA Lab
  • Independent Study Research Labs
  • Eight Math Classrooms
  • Dynamic Math Studio
  • Media Wall
  • Small Group Study Areas
  • Open Common Space

The new Math and Science Facility – a critical component in the School's strategic plan – is the cornerstone of an ambitious five-year, $20 million comprehensive campaign named Transforming Our Future. This historic campaign – the largest in the School's 126-year history – will propel Morristown-Beard School to the forefront of independent school education.

With input from math and science faculty, the $12.6 million building features a flexible and adaptable design. Traditional campus designs typically constrain educators in their implementation of math and science curricula due to the inherent inflexibility of current classrooms and labs and the physical separation of the departments. This new facility, which features highly interconnected, interdisciplinary teaching spaces, brings math and science together in the same building to enhance collaboration between the two departments.

"Just being physically closer will promote discussion between the teachers and will generate meaningful opportunities for students to engage in interdisciplinary risk-taking in a cutting-edge facility," explained Science Department Chair Scott McCormick.

"The Transforming Our Future campaign will help further distinguish Morristown-Beard School as an institution of excellence, through which its students, its faculty, its alumni and its community will continue to thrive," said Headmaster Peter J. Caldwell. "In addition to raising funds for the state-of-the-art Math and Science Facility, the campaign is supporting renovations to the Simon Athletic Center, Rooke Pool, and scholarship and endowment, two priorities that are integral to the School's long-term success."

Over the past 15 years, MBS has dedicated more than $52 million to 16 major building and renovation projects that have been transformative to its 22-acre campus, enhancing its beauty and functionality. "From the construction of a 630-seat Performing Arts Center and Middle School to the completion of the Math and Science Facility, MBS continues to honor its unwavering commitment to its students and faculty: to provide them with the very best environment and tools for learning, growth and unparalleled success," said Headmaster Caldwell.