The Interdisciplinary Concentrations Program offers pathways for students eager to explore an aspect of the world that transcends single classes, disciplines, and extracurricular pursuits
In the Upper School at Morristown Beard School, you’ll find the academic rigor and innovation that young minds need to prepare for the next step in their scholastic journeys, all offered within a collaborative, supportive coeducational environment that nurtures each student.
A multitude of academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular choices enable each student to build their personal journey with a transformative faculty there to serve as both mentor and teacher along the way. Learning to engage and interact with others in a coeducational setting is of great benefit to our students as they prepare themselves for the future, and student achievement and satisfaction continue to guide our ever-evolving academic program.
The Best of Both Worlds
As an engaging, dynamic and collaborative academic institution, we will inspire your child to take risks and pursue excellence. Many independent schools offer academic challenge; several others provide strong community support. At MBS, we’re proud to say that our students enjoy both, and as a result, your child will learn, laugh, love, and grow through a high school experience that offers unparalleled life balance to each and every student.
Visit Our Upper School
When you visit, we’re confident that you’ll agree that we have the most authentically happy, accomplished students around!
Upper School Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Upper School Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday-Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
On most school days, the MBS campus is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Academic Program
The scope and sequence of our private high school's academic program provides each student with an outstanding education in the arts, humanities, world languages, sciences and mathematics with an emphasis on critical thinking, collaboration, and writing across the curriculum. Our rigorous program features a diverse, innovative slate of curricular choices from which your child will craft a personalized scholastic journey, including extensive honors classes, advanced seminars, advanced placement classes, independent studies, and a vast array of elective opportunities.
Upper School Signature Programs
Our Signature Programs are an important reason why our students report extremely high levels of preparedness through college and beyond. We’re confident that your child will enjoy the intellectual journey through these classes. The majority of these courses feature small class sizes, allowing for true student-teacher engagement, and collaborative, team-based assignments and assessments.
Upper School Signature Programs
Advanced Seminars foreground critical thought and discussion, requiring students both to think across disciplinary boundaries and to engage in college-level readings and arguments.
Our Independent Study program encourages Upper School students to explore areas of interest that fall outside the traditional course catalog.
This integrated Upper School curriculum, global in perspective, will allow your student to make new and surprising connections among different cultures.
Upper School has created a model in many classes whereby students are given the opportunity to earn honors on the basis of the work they produce.
The Upper School offers a suite of discipline-specific, year-long Advanced Studies (AS) courses that equal or exceed AP courses as rigorous alternatives to the standardized AP curriculum.
Note from an
Upper School Parent
I am writing you as a "new" parent. My daughter is in the class of 2022 and my son the class of 2024. I feel compelled to let you know that the MBS "experience" has absolutely exceeded our expectations. Having come from another private school, we had always heard exceptional things about Morristown Beard School, and are now realizing that they are all completely accurate. Be it coaches, teachers or advisors, the communication has been above and beyond. Many teachers have called me on weekends and evenings, making us feel as if our children are their top priority.
This year has been difficult for everyone, and I am continually impressed by how engaged and insightful the faculty has been, even when the children are a "screen away."
Thank you so much for fostering a community that is so "student-centric." We are grateful that our children are able to flourish and grow, even during these difficult days at MBS.
MBS Centers for Learning
Decades of academic research highlight the importance of both meaningful teacher-student engagement and highly experiential learning in the intellectual growth of young people. Accordingly, Morristown Beard School has thoughtfully created three Centers for Learning to best engender the high-level development of several essential skills in your child.
The Center for
The Center for Academic Writing (CAW) acts as a support system for students, and, in concert with our philosophy, allows the students, themselves, to take on an important leadership role on campus as writing tutors in the center.
The Center for
Teaching & Learning
The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) empowers all students to better understand themselves and their own learning stories while, at the same time, developing students’ self-advocacy and self-efficacy.
The Center for
Innovation & Design
Opened in 2019, the Center for Innovation & Design (CID) provides more than 8,000 square feet of flexible and innovative space where students design, build, and problem solve as they engage in multidisciplinary projects.
Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Programs
Our private high school in Morristown, NJ truly values each student’s individual talents, interests and ideas. Through programs such as interscholastic sports, performing and visual arts, senior projects, student government, clubs and international travel, your child will gain a deeper understanding of themselves while contributing to the School community and beyond. These programs include:
Office of the Upper School
B.A., Lafayette College
Explore the Pillars of an MBS Education
Innovation serves as the foundation of our efforts to cultivate modern day academic rigor.
The MBS journey is an opportunity to discover, explore, and grow as a thinker and learner.
We are invested in guiding students to reach their maximum potential within a life of balance and authentic learning.
$50 million over 15 years has transformed our campus to best deliver exemplary academics.
Our accomplished alumni provide an insightful view of the life-lasting impact of an MBS education.