Middle School Clubs & Activities

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Expanding Student Minds

Middle School clubs and activities are design to both inspire and expand the minds of students.

Club Period

As clubs in the Middle School are student driven and based on what the students, themselves, wish to explore, club offerings change three times per year coinciding with the Athletic cycle. Clubs meet every Friday after recess.

Below is a sample list of past and present clubs:

  • Acting / Improv 
  • Chess Club
  • Coding
  • Crochet
  • Digital Media / Drawing
  • DIY and Upcycled Crafts
  • Dungeons & Dragons 
  • Fantasy Football
  • Film Critique
  • Finance / Investing Club
  • Invention
  • March Madness
  • Melange
  • MicroRobotics
  • MS MBS Newscast
  • Open Art Studio
  • Outdoor Photography
  • Tinkering / Maker Space
  • Walking in the Arboretum Club
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Highlighted Club: MS MBS

Middle School Clubs

GLOW-Girls Leadership Outreach and Worth

Faculty Advisor: S. Alders

The Girls Leadership Group is dedicated to supporting girls and inspiring them. The group also organizes educational forums that promote an understanding of the role of women in society. The group works in conjunction with the Upper School GLOW club.

Middle School Leadership

Faculty Advisor: Lisa Swanson

Middle School Leadership collaborates with our Dean of Students to run the weekly Morning Meeting, plan student events, and represent the student body.

Ski Club

Faculty Advisor: Rob Mead

Snowboarders and skiers head for Ski Shawnee during the season on Fridays. The club makes seven trips, weather permitting, in January and February.

New Jersey Consortium for Gifted and Talented Program

Faculty Advisor: Soni Dougherty

MBS students engage in a variety of events hosted by Consortium member schools. Annual activities include spelling bees, chess tournaments, World Culture Day, Problem Solving, Debate, and many more.

Crimson Ambassadors

Faculty Advisor: Meg Ahern

Crimson Ambassador Program invites students to represent the Middle School at Admission events. Students host, give tours, and work to introduce new students to the school.

Middle School House System

Faculty Advisor: Lisa Swanson & Jason Zuck

The Middle School House System dates back to the Miss Beard School for Girls and the Morristown School for Boys. The Athenians and the Spartans were Houses from Miss Beard School and the Whippanies and Shogums were from the Morristown School for Boys. Under the direction of former Headmaster Dr. Curtis, the four houses were reestablished in the eighth grade. Since then, the eighth grade class participates in a series of team building competitions that promote school spirit. The sixth and seventh grades join the eighth grade twice a year between sports seasons to participate in a series of fun competitions.

In the spring members of the twelfth grade who were in the Middle School join the eighth grade houses to which they were members and compete against one another for the Legacy Cup.

The culmination of the competitions is the awarding of the House Cup during the Moving Up Breakfast.

Math Lab

Faculty Advisors: Tom Corbo, Jennifer Dubeck, and Jennifer Larson

Three days a week–Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays–any student in the Middle School can get extra math support from our faculty advisors as well as their peers in the Math Lab.

SEL Workshops

Faculty Advisors: Sam Tuttle and Sara Alders

The SEL Workshops are organized twice per year by the school counselor and the Gender Equity Coordinators. The aim of the program is to dedicate time during the school year to have in-depth conversations on topics relevant to the students’ social emotional development. Topics range from portrayals of gender in the media, the concept of gratitude, and self-image. All students and teachers participate in the workshops.