Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
Morristown Beard School values and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). This commitment is woven through every aspect of our community. From our curricular philosophy to our ambitions for a Morristown Beard graduate, we believe students should be civically engaged and mindful of others' experiences. Likewise, we strive to build and nurture a culture that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to be their full, authentic selves. Through coursework, clubs and activities, and school-wide programs, we identify and honor qualities of justice and cultivate skills that transcend academia.
Learn more about these aspects of DEIB at Morristown Beard through the video and additional links below.
A Welcome from Our Director of DEIB
Explore DEIB at Morristown Beard School
Students are encouraged and empowered to participate alongside faculty and administrators to develop proactive curricular changes, programming, and school policies that enrich their academic experiences. MBS supports the development of ethical leadership and cultural competency by providing opportunities for our students to attend multiple diversity centered conferences, our MBS Diversity and Inclusion Retreat, and participate in facilitator training workshops to provide the skills required to become active agents of change within our MBS community and beyond.
Student-led groups, including GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), Spectrum (LGBTQIA+), Kaleidoscope (multicultural diversity club), and Mental Health Matters, hold regular discussions and organize school-wide events to expand DEIB education beyond the classroom.
Faculty and staff at MBS are required to participate in ongoing professional development to build cultural competency skills, enhance their understanding of diverse perspectives, and enrich their own curricular philosophy.
The Racial Justice Task Force (RJTF) was formed to help Morristown Beard School achieve our goal of becoming an inclusive and anti-racist community.
Student-led groups hold regular discussions and organize school-wide events to expand DEIB education beyond the classroom.
Five students are first to complete School's Spanish Heritage Language program
Ma Yong Performing Arts Group leads workshops at MBS
Middle School students create monuments to honor displaced indigenous people
International Culture Night features food, performances, art, and more
Upper School students participate in diversity summit at Roxbury High School
Spectrum Club spearheads MBS involvement in the Day of Silence