A Second Home
The Middle School at Morristown-Beard School is so much more than a collection of classrooms and clubs. We are a second home where children can explore who they are, who they want to be and what they have the potential to achieve. We provide rigorous academics in a warm environment, with engaged, invested teachers and staff who are experts in educating students at this particular point of their development—both as learners in classrooms and as boys and girls navigating the world around them. The individual attention, and care our faculty gives our students allows children to take risks, aim high and seize opportunities for growth.
This unique environment of challenge paired with support is made possible through several key components: Our teacher to student ratio is 1:7, allowing for small classes of 12-14 students and significant individual attention. As a result, each class offers a unique and challenging academic journey that is carefully crafted to respond to each student’s interests and strengths. Outside of the classroom, we offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities- something for every student in our high-interest clubs, athletics, arts groups, community service projects, and leadership opportunities. Students are encouraged to try anything that sparks their interest and discover a passion!
When you visit, we know you will find the most engaging, welcoming school community for your child’s formative middle school years that you could ever imagine.
Middle School Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Middle 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.
Our teachers are not just experienced in their fields of study, they are experts in teaching those subjects to middle school-aged minds. They know their content inside and out, but they also know that responding to their students’ needs is paramount. They’ve built an academic program that is full of choice and diverse perspectives. They challenge our students with rigorous, student-centered lessons, but they also support them along the way by taking both proactive and responsive measures to ensure that each student will feel confident within each unit of study. Small classes and close working relationships between faculty, students and parents means every student has the opportunity to work to the height of their potential while also managing the other aspects and activities of adolescent life.
Middle School Signature Programs
The Middle School at MBS offers Signature Programs that use high-leverage focus areas to enhance our students’ learning. These programs help our students’ thinking develop in ways that reinforce and build upon traditional learning models; your child will be inspired to explore, discover, and act.
MBS provides students in 7th and 8th grade with intensive writing workshop periods that supplement their regular English classes.
Each Middle School class suspends its normal activities for a portion of the year to offer your child a mini-semester (a “mini-mester”) on financial literacy.
Each year, the Middle School provides students with formally and informally structured occasions to reflect upon their personal and interpersonal growth.
Technology for Collaborative Learning
In this Middle School program, students confront the constraints of technological learning tools as well as the remarkable horizons they can open.
Appreciating the World Around Us - Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls
This Middle School program fosters an awareness that classroom learnings have a place in the world at large.
MBS Centers for Learning
Decades of academic research highlight the importance of teacher-student engagement and experiential learning in the intellectual growth of young people. Morristown-Beard School has thoughtfully created three Centers for Learning to foster the high-level development of several essential skills in each student.
The Middle School at Morristown-Beard School is dedicated to both the science and art of crafting, interpreting, and enjoying the written word. To support the crucial work in this area of study, the Center for Academic Writing helps your child embrace the writing process.
The Center for Teaching & Learning provides our students with access to a dedicated workspace and highly skilled, experienced faculty members in order to succeed with more challenging schoolwork, higher-stakes extracurricular commitments, and new social environments.
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
Would you like to learn more about the Middle School student experience?
Office of the Middle School
Titles: Director of Curriculum & Professional Development, Head of Middle School
Degrees: M.A., Seton Hall University
B.A., Brigham Young University
B.A., Brigham Young University
Departments: Middle School Office
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.