Morristown-Beard School

Morristown, New Jersey


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At a Glance

Coeducational day college-preparatory and arts school

Grades: 6-12

Setting: Suburban, 22-acre campus, nearest major city: New York, NY

Total Enrollment: 557 (Upper School Enrollment: 401)


Accredited by: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, New Jersey Department of Education

Member of: National Association of Independent Schools, Secondary School Admission Test Board

School Culture

Founded: 1891

Dress Code: Yes

Applications and Acceptance

Application Deadline: February 4

Application fee: $60

Testing Requirements: ISEE or SSAT required

Interview Requirements: On-campus interview required

Acceptance Rate: 60% of students who applied were admitted

Costs and Financial Aid


Day Student Tuition: $33,285

Financial Aid

Types available: Merit scholarship grants, need-based scholarship grants available

Financial Aid Facts (All figures are for Academic Year)

Total Aid Awarded: Total amount of financial aid awarded in academic year: $2,000,000
Who Received Aid? 14% of upper-school students received aid in academic year
Merit-Scholarship Awarded: Total upper-school merit-scholarship money awarded for academic year: $85,500

Endowment: $11 million

Programs and Resources

Graduation Requirements

Arts and fine arts (art, music, dance, drama), English, foreign language, mathematics, physical education (includes health), science, service learning/internship, social studies (includes history).
Community service is required.

Special Programs

Advanced Placement exam preparation
Honors section
Independent study
Study abroad
Term-away projects

AP Courses offered: Art, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer science, Economics, English, French, History, Latin, Physics, Spanish, Statistics

Courses in the Arts: Acting, Art, Choir, Dance, Drama, Drawing, Fine arts, Painting, Photography, Theater


  • Computers are regularly used in Architecture, art, English, foreign language, history, mathematics, music, science classes.
  • Computer network features include on-campus library services, online commercial services, Internet access, wireless campus network, Jstor, Jerseycat.
Buildings on Campus: 11 buildings on campus

Students and Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Average Class Size: 12 students

Total School Faculty: 94

Upper School Faculty: 33 men, 37 women; 40 have advanced degrees

College Placement

98 students graduated in academic year; 95 went to college, including American University; Boston College; Colgate University; New York University; University of Vermont; Wesleyan University. Other: 2 entered a postgraduate year, 1 had other specific plans
Mean SAT critical reading: 589, mean SAT math: 605, mean SAT writing: 613, mean composite ACT: 26



Alpine skiing (Coed)
Baseball (B)
Basketball (B,G)
Cross-country running (Coed)
Dance (Coed)
Field hockey (G)
Football (B)
Golf (Coed)
Ice hockey (B,G)
Lacrosse (B,G)
Skiing (downhill) (B,G)
Soccer (B,G)
Softball (G)
Swimming and diving (B,G,Coed)
Tennis (B,G)
Track and field (B,G,Coed)
Volleyball (G)
Yoga (Coed)


Dance (Coed)
Fitness (Coed)
Physical fitness (Coed)
Strength & conditioning (Coed)

Contact Info

Mrs. Barbara Luperi, Admission Assistant
Morristown-Beard School
70 Whippany Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-539-3032
Fax: 973-539-1590