Morristown Beard School

Within a culture of support and collaboration, Morristown Beard School students discover and develop their individual pathways to academic success and personal fulfillment while becoming enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world.
Morristown Beard School is excited to invite families to a evening exploring our Center for Innovation and Design. Students will explore drone flying, jewelry making, studio recording, 3D printing, and more! RSVP here.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 585 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $50,200
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Morristown Beard School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
1891

Student Body

Total Students
585 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Morristown Beard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1250
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Khaki pants and collared shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Fall 2023 Tuition: Middle School - $48,300 Upper School - $50,200
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$21,000
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Robert Mitchell
Admissions Associate
Sarah Ellerton

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
55 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Architecture Club, Calligraphy Club, Community Service Club, Crimson Design, Crimson Sun, Debate, Drone Club, Dungeons and Dragons, Eco Team, Engineering Club, Fashion Design, Future Business Leaders of America, Gardening Club, Glow Club, Habitat for Humanity, Lotus, Math Club, Model UN, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Quiz Bowl, Step Club, The Wilderness Club, UNICEF

Arts and Music Programs:
Acting, Architecture Design Studio, Art History, Ceramics, Chorus, Contemporary Percussion Ensemble, Dance, Dance Ensemble, Digital Fabrication, Digital Graphic Design, Digital Illustration, Digital Storytelling, Drama, Electronic Music Composition, Glass Design, Jazz Band, Jewelry Design, Makers Space, Metal Design, Music Production, Music Theory, Musical Theater, Photography, Piano Skills, Printmaking, Stagecraft, String Ensemble, Studio Art, Studio Recording, Tap, Technical Theater

School Notes

  • Ensuring the growth and well-being of each student has always been the cornerstone of the philosophy at Morristown Beard, an independent, coeducational day school for grades 6 to 12 with an enrollment of approximately 600 students representing 80+ communities in northern New Jersey.
  • At MBS, each student is empowered to discover an intellectual pathway that excites and inspires them. Signature academic programs in Middle and Upper School offer students a wide range of options for learning as well as the support and structure needed to succeed in their individual academic journeys. Balanced with a commitment to experiential learning and social-emotional development, these programs provide a robust learning experience that engages each student.
  • MBS also encourages students to become self-reflective and aware of the needs of others through its Community Service Program. Every semester, each student is required to complete community service hours and reflections about the experience.
  • In 2019, the School opened its Center for Innovation & Design, where students cultivate essential skills in critical reasoning, teamwork, and problem-solving through hands-on experience.
  • Students leave Morristown Beard School well-prepared for the challenges of college and university studies. Their skills in analytical thinking, academic writing and time management set them apart, while thehabitsof mind they develop position them for long-term success.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Morristown Beard School cost?
Morristown Beard School's tuition is approximately $50,200 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Morristown Beard School?
The acceptance rate of Morristown Beard School is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 79%. Morristown Beard School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New Jersey with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Morristown Beard School offer?
Morristown Beard School offers 21 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Winter Track. Morristown Beard School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for most sports offered.
What is Morristown Beard School's ranking?
Morristown Beard School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Morristown Beard School?
The application deadline for Morristown Beard School is Dec. 15.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Headmaster Caldwell has made MBS a top premier independent private day schools in NJ. MBS has made big improvements: 2007-new athletic center, 2008-new middle school,2009-new auditorium,2011-new tech center, 2013-new turf field and 2017-new 25,000 sq. ft math/science building. MBS has become one of the most beautiful, updated and technologically advanced private day schools in NJ. MBS has a strong academic curriculum. Great sports. The majority of teachers maintain advanced degrees and are very supportive of the students. MBS has a very collaborative environment. The students are happy and the school always maintain a very positive vibe! School spirit is incredibly strong with CRIMSON Pride! Matriculation continues to expand and MBS students attend some of the most prestigious universities in the nation. It has been a wonderful experience for my children. Best choice we made as parents in providing our children with a solid base for a strong and successful future
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5  
The investment and opening of the new state of the art 25,000 square foot Math/Science building is just one (albeit significant) example of how MBS is focusing on core academics and bringing the school and the academic program to a new and more intensified level for all students in preparing them for the rigors of college and for life.
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5  
MBS is one of the most beautiful, academically rigorous and technologically advanced private day schools in the northeast, if not the U.S. It is rich in tradition and history. The majority of teachers maintain advanced degrees. The teachers are wonderful and supportive. The sports program and athletes are nationally recognized. The arts program is outstanding. The students work in a very collaborative environment and there is a very high level of school spirit...CRIMSON PRIDE!! Wonderful school!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 585 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $50,200
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Morris County, NJ is $25,086 for elementary schools and $26,471 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Morris County, NJ is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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