Our Independent Study program encourages Upper School students to explore areas of interest that fall outside the traditional course catalog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this Upper School program, students are given frequent opportunities to write and think more critically and creatively and engage more deeply in their learning.
The Upper School offers courses that equal or exceed Advanced Placement (AP) courses as rigorous alternatives to the standardized AP curriculum.
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 Academic Writing helps your child embrace the writing process, learning to appreciate writing as a tool for inquiry while experimenting to find her or his voice on the page.
Throughout their school experience, MBS students receive support and instruction from the Center for Teaching & Learning.
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
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.