Morristown Beard School has recently dedicated more than $52 million to 16 major building and renovation projects that have been transformative to its 22-acre campus, enhancing both its beauty and functionality. Recent capital projects include the construction of a 630-seat Performing Arts Center and a new Middle School as well as the completion of the Math & Science Center and renovations to the Simon Athletic Center and Rooke Pool.
Located below the Dining Hall, the Center for Innovation & Design (CID) is a cutting-edge facility that inspires and supports “Design Thinking”. Connected to the $12.6 million Math & Science Facility, the $2 million CID provides over 8,000 square feet of flexible and innovative space where students explore, experiment, collaborate, invent, design, build and problem solve as they deeply engage in multi-disciplinary projects. The center features:
- State-of-the-Art Computer Science Studio
- Professional Sound and Film Studios
- Industrial Design Studio
- Makerspace Studio
In September 2017, MBS proudly opened the doors to a 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art Math & Science Center, surpassing the goal of the $12.6 million cost thanks to the generosity of the MBS community. While this new facility promises to be transformational to our campus, its greatest impact will be on how it enriches the student experience.
The newly constructed facility contains student-friendly gathering and work spaces, as well as places for project-based teams to collaborate in both math and science including:
- Eight science classrooms/laboratories, prep rooms and independent research labs
- Eight mathematics classrooms
- An environmental science lab
- A dynamic math studio
- DNA lab
- Art gallery
- Small group study areas
- Open common space for students and faculty
Last fall, Morristown Beard School proudly introduced Science On a Sphere®, an extraordinary display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six-foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature can be shown on the sphere, which is used to explain complex environmental processes in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and analytical. MBS and Liberty Science Center in Jersey City are the only two institutions in the state of New Jersey with Science On a Sphere®, and MBS is one of only two secondary schools in the nation to invest in this exceptional tool.
Thanks primarily to the generosity of an anonymous donor, significant renovations to the Simon Athletic Center and Rooke Pool have been made.
The renovations include the following:
- New roof and exterior paint
- New ventilation system
- New locker rooms
- Conversion of chlorine pool water to saline
- New pool deck
- New training room
- More efficient lighting