MBS provides students in 7th and 8th grade with intensive writing workshop periods that supplement their regular English classes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Slated to open in 2019, the Center for Innovation & Design will be a cutting edge academic environment designed to encourage and enable your child to expand their intellectual development and break through traditional ways of thinking about the world.
Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Programs
Would you like to learn more about the Middle School student experience?
Office of the Middle School
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