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Thank you for taking the time to learn more about MBS. We know that the process of selecting the right school can be formidable, but we believe it should also be illuminating and exciting, as it gives you and your child the opportunity to reflect deeply on the kind of school experience you would like to have. The goal for the Admission team is to learn about each student as a person and a learner. The goal for the family is to discover how MBS will powerfully prepare your student for learning and for life.

We invite you to begin your journey by starting the application process. The MBS Application for Fall 2019 enrollment is now available. Please click the “Apply Today!” link on this page to create an online application account with Ravenna, which hosts our application process. The components of an MBS application are as follows:

  • Applicant Information (completed by parents)
  • Student Application Essays
  • Digital Portfolio (optional)
  • Previous/Current School Transcripts
  • Teacher/Administrator Recommendations (4)
  • On-campus Interview
  • ISEE or SSAT Admission Test

For more details, please click on the boxes below. If you have any questions, please contact the Admission Office at 973-539-3032, ext. 516, or admission@mbs.net. We look forward to working with you!

Our Application Process

Middle School (grades 6-8)

ONLINE APPLICATION

Please visit Ravenna to create a Ravenna profile and begin the Morristown-Beard School online application.

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW

Please call the Admission Office at 973-539-3032, ext. 516, to schedule an on-campus interview. Please note that applicants will be required to complete a writing sample as part of the interview.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND TRANSCRIPTS

MBS requires four (4) recommendations from your child’s current teachers and administrators as part of the Admission Application:
  • Head of School, Principal, or Guidance Counselor Recommendation (with Transcript Release)
  • Math Recommendation
  • English Recommendation
  • Supplemental Academic Recommendation - Science or Social Studies
The Optional Recommendation may be submitted from someone who knows your child in another capacity such as a coach, music instructor, volunteer leader, tutor, former teacher, etc. The school or other representative must forward the completed recommendation to Morristown-Beard School directly. An updated transcript must also be forwarded directly to the MBS Admission Office from your child’s school.

ENTRANCE EXAM

Morristown-Beard School accepts either the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) as part of the admission application process. If the applicant has already taken one of these tests during the current admission season (after September 1, 2018), please have the testing organization forward the results to MBS. Morristown-Beard School's ISEE code is 310845. Our SSAT code is 5200.
 
While MBS does not prefer the ISEE over the SSAT, we will administer the ISEE at MBS for the following dates:
 
October 27, 2018
November 10, 2018
December 1, 2018

January 12, 2019
January 26, 2019*
February 2, 2019*

We encourage applicants to register for their desired test date early in the admission season as seats for these tests fill up quickly. Applicants can register for the ISEE at www.iseetest.org or 1-800-446-0320.

*Closed test date: Test takers must call MBS at least 14 days prior to test date to receive invitation code in order to register online through www.iseetest.org. Seating for these dates are limited and only available for MBS applicants.

DIGITAL PORTFOLIO - OPTIONAL

The MBS Admission Team is pleased to announce the addition of a digital portfolio component to our application. Applicants are encouraged to provide links to web-based showcases of their talents and accomplishments. Platforms like YouTube channels, SoundCloud, Pinterest, Behance, Tumblr, athletics highlight reels, or other digital portfolio mediums that capture an applicant’s passions and interests are welcome, but not required.

Our Application Process

Upper School (grades 9-12)

ONLINE APPLICATION

Please visit Ravenna to create a Ravenna profile and begin the Morristown-Beard School online application.

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW

Please call the Admission Office at 973-539-3032, ext. 516, to schedule an on-campus interview. Please note that applicants will be required to complete a writing sample as part of the interview.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND TRANSCRIPTS

MBS requires four (4) recommendations from your child’s current teachers and administrators as part of the Admission Application:
  • Head of School, Principal, or Guidance Counselor Recommendation (with Transcript Release)
  • Math Recommendation
  • English Recommendation
  • Supplemental Academic Recommendation - Science or Social Studies
The Optional Recommendation may be submitted from someone who knows your child in another capacity such as a coach, music instructor, volunteer leader, tutor, former teacher, etc. The school or other representative must forward the completed recommendation to Morristown-Beard School directly. An updated transcript must also be forwarded directly to the MBS Admission Office from your child’s school.

ENTRANCE EXAM

Morristown-Beard School accepts either the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) as part of the admission application process. If the applicant has already taken one of these tests during the current admission season (after September 1, 2018), please have the testing organization forward the results to MBS. Morristown-Beard School's ISEE code is 310845. Our SSAT code is 5200.
 
While MBS does not prefer the ISEE over the SSAT, we will administer the ISEE at MBS for the following dates:
 
October 27, 2018
November 10, 2018
December 1, 2018

January 12, 2019
January 26, 2019*
February 2, 2019*

We encourage applicants to register for their desired test date early in the admission season as seats for these tests fill up quickly. Applicants can register for the ISEE at www.iseetest.org or 1-800-446-0320.

*Closed test date: Test takers must call MBS at least 14 days prior to test date to receive invitation code in order to register online through www.iseetest.org. Seating for these dates are limited and only available for MBS applicants.

DIGITAL PORTFOLIO - OPTIONAL

The MBS Admission Team is pleased to announce the addition of a digital portfolio component to our application. Applicants are encouraged to provide links to web-based showcases of their talents and accomplishments. Platforms like YouTube channels, SoundCloud, Pinterest, Behance, Tumblr, athletics highlight reels, or other digital portfolio mediums that capture an applicant’s passions and interests are welcome, but not required.

Application Process Deadlines
for Middle School & Upper School

Early Round Application Deadline: November 16, 2018

Early Round Supplemental Documents Deadline: November 30, 2018

Early Round Admission Decision Notification: December 20, 2018

Regular Round Application Deadline: January 18, 2019

Regular Round Supplemental Documents Deadline: February 1, 2019

Regular Round Admission Decision Notification: March 1, 2019