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A Supportive Scholastic Environment

We will work alongside you to cultivate the strongest qualities of heart and mind in your child.

Middle School

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.

Head of Middle School, Boni Luna, on Unique Learning Opportunities at MBS

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.

 

Unique Environment

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!

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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

School Year:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Summer:
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.

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The 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.


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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

English Workshop

MBS provides students in 7th and 8th grade with intensive writing workshop periods that supplement their regular English classes.

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Financial Literacy

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.

Read More about Financial Literacy

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
Academic Writing

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.

Learn more about the CAW

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.

Learn More about the CTL

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.

Learn More about the CID


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:

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Would you like to learn more about the Middle School student experience?

read about a typical day in each grade!

Office of the Middle School

Boni Luna

Boni Luna

Titles: Director of Curriculum & Professional Development, Head of Middle School
Degrees: M.A., Seton Hall University
B.A., Brigham Young University
Departments: Middle School Office
Email:
Rose Borowsky

Rose Borowsky

Titles: Assistant to the Head of Middle School
Departments: Administrative Assistants, Middle School Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 973-539-3032

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