MBS provides students in 7th and 8th grade with intensive writing workshop periods that supplement their regular English classes.
Thanks to our talented faculty, forward-thinking curriculum, and warm, supportive environment, your Middle School student will blossom both intellectually and emotionally at Morristown Beard School.
A Second Home
Our private middle school in Morristown, NJ, 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!
Visit Our Middle School
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 Academic Program
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.
Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Programs
Our private middle school in Northern New Jersey is proud to offer a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities for your child. These programs include:
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.
Middle School Signature Programs
Each year, the Middle School provides students with formally and informally structured occasions to reflect upon their personal and interpersonal growth.
In this Middle School program, students confront the constraints of technological learning tools as well as the remarkable horizons they can open.
This Middle School program fosters an awareness that classroom learnings have a place in the world at large.
Note from a
Middle School Parent
I want to share how happy we are with MBS.
If you get a chance, I invite you to pull up [our daughter’s] semester grade report. If you look past the grades (which were incredible) you will see that each teacher has a complete understanding of our child and has motivated her to work hard, always come to class prepared and actually assume a leadership role. If you would have asked me two years ago if this was even possible; I would have challenged the notion.
It is our belief that MBS has given [our daughter] the confidence to achieve. In our minds, there is no greater compliment I could deliver. If there is a negative, it is only that the bar has been set so high, it will be a challenge to maintain this level.
As with most students, I am sure [her] grades will fluctuate; however, it she continues her pattern of hard work, enthusiasm in class and advocating for herself, MBS will have done their job and prepared her for college, graduate school and the world which comes after her academic career is over.
For that, I can say thank you.
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.
Office of the Middle School
M.A., California State University
B.A., California State University
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.