Morristown-Beard School

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The Morristown-Beard School
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Address
70 Whippany Road
Morristown, NJ (Morris County), 07960
Information
Established 1891
Headmaster Peter J. Caldwell
Grades 612
Campus size 22 acres (0.089 km2)
Color(s) Crimson and White         
Athletics conference Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference
Team name Crimson
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Newspaper Crimson Sun
Yearbook Salmagundi
Head of Upper School Darren Burns
Head of Middle School Bonnie Luna
Website
Morristown School
Morristown-Beard School is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Morristown-Beard School
Location Jct. of Whippany Road and Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, Morristown, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°48′13″N 74°26′58″W / 40.80361°N 74.44944°W / 40.80361; -74.44944Coordinates: 40°48′13″N 74°26′58″W / 40.80361°N 74.44944°W / 40.80361; -74.44944
Area less than one acre
Built 1896
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000047[2]
Added to NRHP February 28, 1996

Morristown-Beard School is a coeducational, independent, college-preparatory day school located in Morristown, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Serving students in the sixth through twelfth grades, the school has two academic units: an Upper School (9-12) and a Middle School (6-8).

The present-day Morristown-Beard School formed from the 1971 merger of two single-sex schools: the Beard School for Girls and the Morristown School for Boys. The Commission on Secondary Schools at the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited the school since 1973.[1]

Peter J. Caldwell has served as Morristown-Beard School's headmaster since 2011.[3]

Student body and faculty[edit]

As of the 2013-14 school year, Morristown-Beard School has a total enrollment of 560 students (411 Upper School students and 149 Middle School students). The student body (55% male, 45% female) come from 90 towns in New Jersey.[4]

Ninety-three faculty members teach at Morristown Beard School as of the 2013-14 school year. The school has a faculty–to-student ratio of 1:7 and an average class size of 12 students. Fifty-eight percent of the faculty hold advanced degrees, and fourteen percent hold PhD's.[4]

History[edit]

Morristown School[edit]

The Episcopal Church founded Morristown School as St. Bartholomew's School in 1891. Rev. Frank E. Edwards, a graduate of Harvard University (1891), served as the school's first headmaster, and classes took place in Morristown's Normandy Park area. Achieving notoriety, St. Bartholomew's school hosted a speech by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, in 1894.[5]

Three years later, St. Bartholomew's School moved its classes to Whippany Road after building a new campus near the Morristown railroad station. Designed by noted architects Edward Lippincott Tilton and William A. Boring [6] (co-designers of Ellis Island's Immigrant Station), the buildings for this campus required only 90 days to construct.[7] The blended Colonial Revival and Classical Revival architecture styles reflect the colonial history of the Morristown area.[8] Ford Mansion in Morristown (now part of Morristown National Historical Park) served as one of George Washington's headquarters during the American Revolutionary War.

When St. Bartholomew's School faced financial challenges in late 1897, three of its teachers from Harvard University Class of 1888 reorganized St. Bartholomew's School as the Morristown School. These three co-founders of Morristown School were Francis Call Woodman, Arthur Pierce Butler, and Thomas Quincy Browne. Aiding their work to start the new school, a large donation from wealthy businessman Henry Lee Higginson [9] (known for founding the Boston Symphony Orchestra) provided critical seed funding. The school also benefited from large financial gifts of three other notable philanthropists: businessmen Charles Francis Adams III, Larz Anderson III, and Joseph Lee.[10] Adams (a great-grandson of President John Quincy Adams) and Anderson (a son of General Nicholas Longworth Anderson) graduated from Harvard in the same class year as Morristown School's co-founders. (Lee graduated from Harvard five years earlier.)

Morristown School prepared its students for Harvard University, other Ivy League schools, and engineering schools.[11] The school opened in September 1898 with 23 students and eight staff members.[8] Just two years later, enrollment more than tripled to educate 75 students;[12] the student body increased to 173 by 1923.[13] In 1908, Morristown School achieved recognition as one of only two schools outside New England to send students to Harvard for ten consecutive years (1899-1908).[14] Strengthening the connection with Harvard, Morristown School leaders hosted the Harvard Club of New Jersey. The club's April 1909 meeting brought visits from Harvard President Charles Eliot, New Jersey Governor John Fort, and New Jersey Chancellor Mahlon Pitney (later a U.S Supreme Court justice).[15] Eleven years later, the Morristown School ran a $500,000 fundraising campaign to establish an endowment. Several Harvard graduates served on the campaign's executive committee, including graduates of Harvard and the Morristown School (writer Roger Burlingame, journalist Samuel T. Williamson, and businessman Felix Knauth).[10]

During World War I, 65 of Morristown School's first 103 graduates (63%) served in the U.S. military.[16] Their service reflected the value of community service emphasized by Morristown School to its student body. During the war, students at the school raised funds to purchase and equip the Morristown School Ambulance. They then presented this ambulance to the American Field Service for use in France. The American Field Service awarded Morristown School a certificate and a brass plaque to show its appreciation for the ambulance.[17] In 1913, 40 of Morristown School's students helped the Morristown Fire Department extinguish a forest fire that had spread over three miles on Horse Hill; the students used portable chemical extinguishers to fight the flames.[18] Nine years later, the full student body (173 students) helped fight a large fire that had destroyed two nearby houses.[13] In 1957, the basketball team donated a trophy to Delbarton School (the school rival) to honor Paul Kreutz, a Delbarton player who drowned in 1956.[17]

Beard School[edit]

In 1891, sisters Lucie Beard, Eliza Mills Beard, and Ettie Beard Foster (who were all cousins of Pulitzer Prize winning historian James Truslow Adams[19]) established a school for kindergarten students on Claredon Place in Orange, New Jersey.[20] Eliza Beard oversaw the school's financial management, and Lucie Beard ran the educational activities.[21] Their mother, Hester Truslow Beard, also assisted with the establishment of the school.[22] The Beard school had an initial enrollment of 13 students.[20] The all-girls school moved to Berkley Avenue in 1900[21] and continued adding grades until it graduated its first class in 1903. Taking the role of a preparatory country day school, Beard School prepared its students for the Seven Sisters and other colleges and universities.

Earning notoriety for this purpose, the school hosted a speech by Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick, a social justice activist, at its 1928 commencement ceremony.[23] Fosdick's visit reflected Beard School's commitment to service for its student body. During World War I, the students made bandages and wound dressings and began a tradition of sewing and knitting items to donate to the American Red Cross. This tradition extended into and past the Great Depression of the 1930s. During World War II, Beard School's students worked for the Junior Red Cross and assisted the American war effort by contributing their time and money.[24]

On November 30, 1953, a large fire swept through Beard School's campus in the middle of the night. Reaching a peak of fifty feet in the air, the fire engulfed two of the school's five buildings and left them unusable. The fire destroyed an auditorium, 16 classrooms, and Beard School's gymnasium. After calling the fire department, Headmistress Edith Sutherland awakened the 20 boarding students and led them to safety on the school's front lawn.[25]

Salvaging wood from the school's ruined buildings, a machinist repairman who lived nearby built a two-story garage for his family's home. His daughter later penned an essay about her childhood that described her memories surrounding the fire. Submitting the essay to Unico National, an Italian-American service organization, she earned second place in their Ella T. Grasso literary contest.[26] Rebuilding, Beard School launched the Beard Fund campaign in Fall 1954 to fund construction of a new building to replace the two buildings devastate by the fire. The campaign hosted a Hawaiian-themed benefit dance on October 22, 1954 to raise some of the funds.[27] In the spring of that school year, the Beard School opened the new fireproof building for use by classes.[28] Eleven years later, the Beard School had discussions with Short Hills Country Day School about a potential merger of the two schools.[29] The two schools did not merge, however. Short Hills Country Day School later merged with the Pingry School in Bernards, New Jersey.

Morristown-Beard School[edit]

The all-boys Morristown School merged with the all-girls Beard School in 1971. The new co-ed school elected to use Morristown School's campus in Morristown and close the Beard School's campus in Orange. (The former campus of the Beard School now houses the White House Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.) [28] On Prize Day, June 5, 1971, the Morristown School officially transitioned into Morristown-Beard School, a name chosen to reflect the importance of the history of its predecessor schools.[30]

Recognizing their collective legacy, Morristown-Beard School adopted the Beard School's Latin motto ("Ad Astra per Aspera") and the Morristown School's school shield.[30] (The Morristown School had two Latin mottos: "Civitas" and "Orbis Aratro Pendet". The former means citizenship, and the latter means, "The world hangs in the work of the plow.") Morristown-Beard School also renamed its Main Building as Beard Hall. The first class of the school graduated in June 1972.[30] Twenty-two years later, the school expanded its Middle School student body from two grades (7-8) to three (6-8). In recent years, many notable figures have spoken at Morristown-Beard School, including businesswoman Bobbi Brown,[31] authors Rachel Simmons [32] and Bryan Burrough,[33] and Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen.[34]

Facilities[edit]

Supported by a $16.2 million capital campaign, Morristown-Beard School constructed the Middle School building and Founders Hall, a performing arts facility. The Middle School building opened during fall 2008, and Founders Hall, which houses a 630-seat surround-sound theatre, opened during winter 2009.[35] In 2011, Morristown-Beard School transformed Wilkie Hall, which had previously contained the performing arts center, into a technology center with multiple computer labs.[30]

Renovated in 2004, Grant Hall now houses the Center for Academic Writing, the English Department, and the World Languages Department. That year, Morristown-Beard also opened the renovated Beard Hall with space for Anderson Library and offices for the History Department, College Counseling, Admissions, and the Headmaster. In 2007, the school renovated South Wing, which now houses the MBS Center for Teaching and Learning (formerly the Center for Learning) and visual arts classrooms.[36] Morristown-Beard School's students have access to a film production studio with a green screen, a studio for multi-track digital audio recording, and a post-production studio.[37]

Founders Hall
New Middle School

School-wide iPad program[edit]

2010-2011 iPad pilot

In the fall of 2010, Morristown-Beard School became one of the first schools in the U.S. to integrate the iPad tablet made by Apple Inc. into its curriculum. For their pilot program, six teachers and 60 students used iPads inside and outside the classroom.[38] During the pilot program, executives from Apple, Inc. visited Morristown-Beard School to observe how their iPads enhanced instructional practices and stimulated students' learning.[39]

Campus iPad integration

Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, Morristown-Beard School now requires all students to purchase an iPad and use the tablet device to assist schoolwork.[40] The school's curriculum includes multiple electives that teach software development for iOS, the operating system that drives iPads, iPhones, and Apple TVs. Morristown-Beard School also runs a dedicated 300 Mbit/s Wi-Fi network to enable students' and faculty iPads to access the Internet.[41]

In 2013, Morristown-Beard School equipped all classrooms on its campus and many of the school's public spaces with ceiling mounted LCD projectors and wireless media streaming through Apple TV.[42] That year, students Graham Dyer and Lena Rajan created the MBS Now app for iPads to help members of the school community quickly access information about school happenings. The MBS Now app provides information on class schedules, homework assignments, school calendars, lunch menus, extracurricular activities, athletic competitions, and school news. The app also provides school forms for various activities and information on senior projects.[43] Members of the Morristown-Beard School community contribute content to MBS Now by posting updates at the app's home portal. Publication of the source code for each update to MBS Now on GitHub enables students at other K-12 schools to develop similar iOS apps.[44]

Clubs and extracurricular activities[edit]

Community service

Upper School (grade 9-12) students must complete at least eight hours of community service during each semester and write reflections on their experiences.[45] Fulfilling their service requirement, many Morristown-Beard students organize campus blood drives or assist local programs like Adopt-A-Trail. Other students volunteer for area nonprofit organizations, such as The Seeing Eye, Neighborhood House, Habitat for Humanity, and the Matheny Medical and Educational Center.

Campus clubs

The Crimson Sun, the student newspaper, has won three gold medalist awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.[46] Salmagundi, the school's yearbook, has published annually since 1904. The debate team has competed against area schools since a 1923 competition among Morristown School, Pingry School and Montclair Academy.[47] Other clubs and extracurricular activities at MBS include: Art Club, Business Finance and Investment Club, Contemporary Music Workshop, Drama Club, Film Club, Foster Care Club, GLOW Club (Girls Leadership, Outreach and Worth), Mariah (art & literary magazine), Mu Alpha Theta, Model United Nations, Service Committee, Young Republicans Club, Progressive Caucus, and the Student Government Association.

Theatre and arts

In recent years, Morristown-Beard School's theatre program has received multiple nominations from Paper Mill Playhouse's Rising Star Awards program. In 2012, student Carina Steficek won a Student Achievement Award for her role as a master electrician and board operator in Bat Boy: The Musical.[48] The following year, Morristown-Beard School captured two awards at Montclair State University's Theatre Night Awards Ceremony. The school received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for its performance of William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. Student Alexa Rojek also received an award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Classical Work for her role in the play.[49]

In 2013, student Jack Lindberg earned two awards for his singing accomplishments. He won first place for high school men singing classical voice at the Doris Lenz Festival for High School Students. Lindberg also captured a special commendation at the New Jersey All-State High School Opera Festival.[50]

Athletics[edit]

Morristown-Beard School competes against other high schools in the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference, which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[51] Prior to the NJSIAA's 2010 realignment, the school had participated in the Colonial Hills Conference which included public and parochial high schools covering Essex County, Morris County and Somerset County in west Central Jersey.[52]

Cheered on by the bear (the school mascot), Morristown-Beard School's teams compete as the Crimson, a reflection of historical ties with Harvard. The school's 20 varsity teams have captured championships in several sports. Five of Morristown-Beard School's teams (football, girls' ice hockey, boys' cross country, girls' tennis, girls' volleyball) have attained undefeated seasons in their athletic histories. During the 1990s, the athletic facilities at Morristown-Beard School played host to floor hockey competition of the New Jersey Special Olympics Winter Games.[53]

In 2012, Lou Lamoriello, general manager of three Stanley Cup-winning New Jersey Devils teams, presented the keynote address at the induction ceremony for the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.[54] The following year, Tony Siragusa, a former NFL player who played on a Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens football team, spoke at Morristown-Beard School. Siragusa, father of Morristown-Beard School student Samantha Siragusa '15, works as a sideline reporter for NFL games on Fox Sports.[55]

Ice hockey[edit]

Boys' Ice Hockey Team

As one of the oldest hockey programs in the U.S., the boys' ice hockey team traces its history to the late 19th Century. (The earliest media coverage about the program ran in the 1900-1901 academic year.)[56] Since its founding, the boys' ice hockey team has captured 16 NJISAA Prep B Titles (1928, 1974-1975, 1980, 1982-1984, 1991, 1997, 2005, 2007-2010, 2012, and 2013 (co-champion)). The team won the Gordon Cup of the Gordon Conference in 1965 and 1966. Jon Vlachos, star center on those teams, received induction into the NJ High School Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.

Since joining the Morris County Conference, the boys' ice hockey team has won nine Mennen Cups (1980, 1982-1983, 1994 (co-champion), 2006, 2009-2011, 2014).[57] Head Coach John Puskar earned the NJ Boys Ice Hockey Coach of the Year Award twice during his tenure from 2003 to 2009. In 2009, Former NHL player Randy Velischek took over as Head Coach of the boys' ice hockey team. Under his leadership, the sixth-ranked 2013-14 boys' ice hockey team defeated Delbarton School to reach the non-public state championship for the first time in school history.[58] After tying Christian Brothers Academy in overtime of the state championship game on March 9, 2014, Morristown-Beard School earned a share of the non-public state title. They finished the 2013-14 season with an overall record of 21-5-2. On April 7, 2014, the New Jersey Devils honored Morristown-Beard's hockey team during a game at Prudential Center played against the Calgary Flames.[59]

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, the hockey team competed against Kent School in holiday rivalry games played at Madison Square Garden. They played for the Ranger trophy donated by Colonel John S. Hammond, first president of the New York Rangers.[60] After receiving a personal message of good luck from President Franklin Roosevelt,[61] the team went on an overseas tour in Europe during the 1933-1934 school year. They competed against several club and school teams from Switzerland, Germany, and France.[62]

Girls' Ice Hockey Team

The girls' ice hockey team began competition in the Women's Interscholastic Hockey League of the Mid-Atlantic (WIHLMA) in 2005. Since then, the team has won the league championship seven times (2007-2008, 2010-2014). The girls' hockey team notched their fifth straight WIHLMA title in a game played against Portledge School from Locust Valley, New York on February 16, 2014.[63] On April 13, 2014, the NJ Devils awarded player Kendall Cornine '15 their High School Ice Hockey Girls' Player of the Year Award during a game against the Boston Bruins. Cornine, who plays the position of forward, notched 26 goals and 24 assists during the season and earned All-State selection from the Star-Ledger.[64]

During the 2010-2011 school year, the girls' hockey achieved an undefeated 18-0 season during the 2010-2011 academic year. The girls' ice hockey team also notched 45 consecutive victories during the period from January 10, 2010 to February 15, 2012.[65][66] Former NHL player Bruce Driver, who played on a Stanley Cup-winning NJ Devils team, has coached the girls' ice hockey team since the 2000-2001 season. He received the NJ Girls Ice Hockey Coach of the Year Award in 2007 and earned his 200th win in December 2013. Driver's daughter Whitney, Morristown-Beard Class of 2004, played on the girls' ice hockey team, as well as on the softball and girls' soccer teams. She also helped create the school's sportsmanship award.[67]

Football[edit]

Morristown-Beard School's football team also has a lengthy, illustrious history that dates back to 1898. Coached by Princeton graduate Irvin Dickey and then Dartmouth graduate D.B. Rich, Morristown School's football team won 22 of 25 games (88%) during the 1898-1900 seasons. Speedy Harold Hathaway Weekes, who graduated in 1899, played a pivotal role in the team's success during the 1898 season.[12] After playing his college career for the Columbia Lions football team of Columbia University, Weekes received induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. His brother, Bradford Gage Weekes, followed in Harold's footsteps during his own notable football career at Morristown School.[68]

Continuing this success through the 20th Century, the football team achieved 11 undefeated seasons (1901, 1911, 1914, 1916, 1919, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1948, 1987). They won the state championship in 1987 and finished as runner-up for the state championship at Giants Stadium in 2007.[69][70] Theatre critic John Mason Brown, who received the superlatives of "Best All-Around", "Most Popular", Wittiest," at graduation, played guard on the football team during his years at the school (1917-1919).[71]

Baseball and softball[edit]

Morristown-Beard School's baseball team won the 2005 and 2010 NJSIAA Non-Public North B State Championships. They also captured the 2007 Prep B State Championship.[72] John Sheppard, Head Coach of the baseball team, notched his 300th win in 2012. On March 30, 2014, he received induction into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Hall of Fame.[73] Pitching coach Mike Sturgeon trained Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello during his days at Seton Hall Preparatory School. (Sturgeon is also an alumnus of the high school.) [74]

In 1984 and 1986, Morristown-Beard School's softball team won titles. Spike Billings, who served for many years as the school's athletic director, and visual arts teacher Laurie Hartman coached those teams.[75] Morristown-Beard School elected Billings to its Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998.[76]

Boys' and girls' soccer[edit]

In 2014, the girls'[77]and boys'[78] soccer teams finished runner-up for the Non-Public North B state title at DePaul Catholic in Wayne, New Jersey. The girls' soccer team won the Prep B Title in 2004 (shared with Rutgers Prep) and 2013.[79] The boys' soccer team won the state championship in both 1968 and 1974.[80] George Tilghman, who served as headmaster of Morristown School (1926-1939), played on the soccer team during his years as a student at the school.[81]

Boys' and girls' basketball[edit]

The boys' basketball team debuted in the 1910-1911 school year.[82] In 2011 and 2012, the team won consecutive conference championships in under Head Coach Eddie Franz. Franz netted his 300th win as Head Coach in 2013. He also received induction into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association (NJSCA) Hall of Fame that year.[83]

On February 12, 2014, the girls' basketball team reached the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament for the first time in school history. While seated sixth, the team defeated Morris Knolls High School 41-37 to advance to this stage.[84] The girls' team also won their conference in 2014 for the first time in school history.

Other sports[edit]

Cross Country and Track

The boys' cross country team achieved consecutive undefeated 17-0 seasons in 1960 and 1961. They won the Prep B title in both seasons.[85]

Lacrosse

The boys' lacrosse team won the state championship in 2008 and the Prep B Title in 2008 and 2009.[86] The girls' lacrosse team won the Prep B title in 2009, 2010, and 2014.

Tennis

The girls' tennis team won the Prep B title and the conference championship in an undefeated 12-0 season in 2011.[87]

Volleyball

The girls' volleyball team went undefeated in the 1986 season and captured the state championship.[88]

Golf

The golf team won the school's first Prep B Title in the sport in 2009.[89]

Field hockey

The girls' field hockey team has won the Prep B title in both 2008 and 2011.[90]

Discontinued Sports[edit]

Wrestling

Before its merger with the Beard School, Morristown School had a highly successful wrestling team. The wrestling team won three consecutive NJSIS Class B Championships from 1964 to 1966.[91] In 1999, Morristown-Beard School honored the 1965 wrestling team by electing it to the Athletics Hall of Fame.[92]

Notable alumni[edit]

Morristown-Beard School alumni have collectively received election to selective national societies for achievements in the arts, literature, science, theatre, and athletics. They have also attained several nationally prestigious awards. Morristown-Beard School alumni have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Distinguished Service Cross, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Honor Award, the Medal for Merit, and France's Legion of Honour and Croix de Guerre for achievements in governmental and military service. For achievements in literature and journalism, they have attained a Newbery Medal, two Caldecott Honor Awards, The Bollingen Prize, the Peabody Award, three Emmy Awards, and the Library of Congress' Children's Book of the Year Award. Morristown-Beard School alumni have attained the Vetlesen Prize (the highest award in geology/geophysics), the American Chemical Society's Industry Award, the Alexander Agassiz Medal, and a Rhodes Scholarship for achievements in science, innovation, and scholarship. Their humanitarian accomplishments have earned Lions Clubs International's Lions Humanitarian Award and the National Coalition of Hispanic Mental Health and Human Services' National Humanitarian Award. Morristown-Beard School alumni have also captured gold medals in the Olympics and the Pan American Games.

Architects, designers, and engineers

  • Winthrop Jones, New Jersey artist and architect who designed schools and public buildings
  • Samuel Shackford Otis (class of 1910), Illinois architect who designed hotels, housing complexes, and other structures during a nearly 40-year career[98]

Athletes and coaches

  • Ingersoll Arnold (class of 1935), forester and forestry researcher; hockey player, coach,and referee[99]
  • Charlotte Glutting (class of 1927), golfer who competed for the U.S. Women's Amateur Golf Team in three consecutive Curtis Cup competitions
  • Anna Harrington (class of 2008), All-American archer who played on the Columbia Lions women's archery team that won a gold medal at the 2011 U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships[104]
  • Suzanne Hoyt (class of 1952), champion equestrian, philanthropist, and rancher[105]
  • Holly Ponichtera (class of 2003), figure skater who competed on four national champion teams at Dartmouth College[107]
  • Alice Francis Wolf (class of 1924), squash and tennis player who competed during the 1920s through the 1940s and reached the ranking of 10th best woman's player in the U.S.[112]

Authors, illustrators, and publishers

  • Lindsay Barrett George (class of 1970), author and illustrator of children's books; recipient of the Children's Book of the Year Award from the Library of Congress[113]
  • Stanley Rinehart, Jr. (class of 1915), book publisher who co-founded Farrar & Rinehart and Rinehart & Co.; son of famed mystery writer Mary Roberts Rhinehart[122]

Business executives and financial professionals

  • William C. Dabney (class of 1912), president of Devoe & Raynolds Company (a paint manufacturer) and co-founder of Jones-Dabney; first soldier from Louisville, Kentucky injured in WWI; recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross
  • Edward M. Douglas (class of 1921), senior executive at IBM who served as vice president of sales and special administrative matters[125]
  • George Delancey Harris (class of 1914), president and chairman of D.P. Harris Manufacturing Company, an early manufacturer of bicycles and roller skates[127]
  • José Ferré (class of 1920), Puerto Rican businessman and government official; brother of Puerto Rican Governor Luis Ferré[130]
  • Felix Knauth (class of 1914), executive director of the Latin American Economic Institute in Boston[132]

Civil rights advocates, civic leaders, and humanitarians

  • Rosamond Carr (class of 1929), humanitarian and author who founded Imbabazi, an organization in the Rwandan town of Gisenyi that provides educational, skills training, and income generating opportunities to children and local communities[145]
  • Marjory Swope (class of 1958), conservationist, environmentalist, and civic leader who served as the executive director of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions (1981-2006)[151]

Government officials

Journalists and writers

  • Warren Bobrow (class of 1980), journalist, author, chef, and master mixologist for several liquor brands[162]
  • Victor Knauth (class of 1914), journalist, publisher, and broadcasting executive who served as editor-in-chief of The Bridgeport Times-Star and owned two radio stations[132]
  • Betty Fible Martin (class of 1925), journalist and Virginia farmer who wrote feature articles for The New York Times and several other periodicals[166]
  • Alan Rinehart (class of 1919), writer, producer, and playwright; son of mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart[170]
  • Jeffrey Schaub (class of 1977), broadcast journalist and recipient of 3 Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award[171]

Medical doctors

  • Judith Tobin (class of 1944), physician and Assistant State Medical Examiner for Delaware[176]

Military officers

  • Charles W. Plummer (class of 1910), military aviator who received the Distinguished Service Cross for actions defending a reconnaissance squadron during WWI[181]

Performing artists and media personalities

  • Jeff Grace (class of 1992), comedian, actor, director, producer, and writer[185]

Teachers, scientists, and scholars

  • George Hammond Tilghman (class of 1915), teacher, headmaster of Morristown School (1926-1939), and military officer

Visual artists and poets

  • Eleanor Maurice (class of 1921), abstract and realist painter; recipient of Audubon Artists' Emily Lowe Memorial Award[202]

Notable faculty, staff, and coaches[edit]

Notable trustees and advisory board members[edit]

  • John Grier Hibben, minister, philosopher, and educator who served as president of Princeton University (1912-1932) [212]
  • Grinnell Willis textile merchant, writer, and philanthropist who funded the creation of the public library in Morristown, New Jersey; president of the Board of Trustees at the Morristown School (1908-1920) and funder of its gymnasium and Headmaster House (now the Alumni House); son of noted poet Nathaniel Parker Willis [216]

School song[edit]

Morristown-Beard, Our Guiding Star!

Age to age, we cheer thee.

Though our lives may lead us far,

Still our hearts are near thee.

While the endless seasons run,

Our hearts and minds commanding.

Fair white against the Crimson sun,

Through the ages standing!

Heads of School[edit]

St. Bartholomew's School

Rev. Frank E. Edwards (1891-1898)

Morristown School

  • Francis Call Woodman (1898-1917)
  • Arthur Pierce Butler (1917-1926)
  • George Hammond Tilghman (1926-1939)
  • Rev. James H. S. Fair (1939-1940)
  • Rev. Earl N. Evans (1940-1942)
  • Valleau Wilkie (1942-1956)
  • Thompson D. Grant (1956-1971)

Beard School

  • Lucie C. Beard (1891-1946)
  • Sara Clarke Turner (1946-1948)
  • Edith M. Sutherland (1948-1970)
  • George Burr (1970-1971)

Morristown-Beard School

  • Thompson D. Grant (1971-1974)
  • Philip L. Anderson (1974-1992)
  • William C. Mules (1992-1998)
  • L. Laird Davis (1998-2004)
  • Alex Curtis (2004-2011)
  • Peter J. Caldwell (2011-)

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  9. ^ Harvard University, ed. (1922). Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Volume 25. 
  10. ^ a b "$500,000 Sought by School; Morristown Institution to Start Campaign for Endowment Fund". The New York Times. 4 June 1920. 
  11. ^ Rae, John (2002). Morristown: A Military Headquarters of the American Revolution.  "
  12. ^ a b Yale Alumni Weekly, Volume 10. Yale University. 1900. 
  13. ^ a b "Schoolboys Help Fight Fire". The New York Times. 19 October 1923. 
  14. ^ "The Morristown School". Harvard Alumni Bulletin 14 (14). 1911. 
  15. ^ "Harvard Clubs -- New York, Eastern". The Harvard Graduates' Magazine (Harvard University) 17. 1909. 
  16. ^ "Morristown School". Harvard Alumni Bulletin 21 (11). 1918. 
  17. ^ a b Morristown School: Ideals and Values
  18. ^ "Schoolboys Whip A Big Forest Fire; Turn Out Forty Strong on Fire Warden's Call And Fight Three Miles of Flame". The New York Times. 4 May 1914. 
  19. ^ "Miss Eliza Beard, A School Founder". The New York Times. 13 March 1941. 
  20. ^ a b "Miss Lucie Beard, A School Founder". The New York Times. 12 September 1946. 
  21. ^ a b "Miss Eliza Beard, A School Founder". The New York Times. 13 March 1940. 
  22. ^ "Mrs. S. M. Beard, Jr.". The New York Times. 28 June 1936. 
  23. ^ "Beard Girls Hear Fosdick; New York Pastor Speaks at Graduation Exercises in Orange". The New York Times. 7 June 1928. 
  24. ^ Beard School
  25. ^ "Girls' School Fire Routed 40 in Orange.". The New York Times. 26 November 1953. 
  26. ^ My Dad: One Italian Immigrant's Story
  27. ^ "Dance to Aid School; East Orange Fete on Friday Will Assist Beard Fund". The New York Times. 16 October 1954. 
  28. ^ a b Dorflinger, Don; Dorflinger, Marietta (1999). Orange: A Postcard Guide to Its Past. 
  29. ^ Meisner, Marian (2002). A History of Millburn Township. Millburn/Short Hills Historical Society and the Millburn Free Public Library. 
  30. ^ a b c d History: Morristown-Beard School
  31. ^ Bobbi Brown Speaks at MBS
  32. ^ MBS News: Rachel Simmons Speaks at MBS
  33. ^ Kellogg, Emily; Small, Jessica (2012). "Bryan Burrough reveals ups and downs of his writing life". Crimsn Sun 13 (5). 
  34. ^ Congressman Visits MBS
  35. ^ "Morristown-Beard Unveils "Founders' Hall" at Gala", Morristown-Beard School, April 27, 2009. Accessed September 29, 2010.
  36. ^ Our Campus
  37. ^ Media in the Curriculum
  38. ^ Staff. "Mo-Beard? iPad ", Morris NewsBee, September 3, 2010. Accessed September 12, 2013. "This September, six Morristown-Beard School (MBS) teachers will be giving their students Apples instead of the other way around, as 60 MBS students begin using Apple iPads both inside and outside of their classrooms.... In embarking on the program, MBS becomes one of the first schools in the country not only to integrate this new tablet technology into its curriculum, but to use it in a way that makes the student experience and input a major aspect of the program's design."
  39. ^ Apple Executives Visit Campus
  40. ^ "MBS to Kick Off Apple iPad Pilot Program", Morristown-Beard School, August 21, 2010. Accessed September 29, 2010.
  41. ^ Student iPad Program Q&A
  42. ^ iPad 1-2-1
  43. ^ The Time Has Come for the MBS Now App
  44. ^ gdyer/MBS Now
  45. ^ "Community Service Program" "Each student is required to complete eight hours of community service each semester and to complete reflections about the experience"
  46. ^ CSPA 89th Annual Scholastic Convention, Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Accessed September 12, 2013. "Ida Picker has advised the Crimson Sun newspaper at Morristown-Beard School in Morristown, NJ since 2004. For the past three years, the Crimson Sun has received the CSPA Gold Medalist."
  47. ^ "Debating Flourishes in Jersey Schools; Pupils at Pingry Are Preparing for March Triangular". The New York Times. 6 November 1938. 
  48. ^ "Morristown-Beard and Summit high schools win Rising Star Awards for their musicals". Independent Press. 9 June 2012. 
  49. ^ 2013 Theatre Night Awards Ceremony
  50. ^ "Millburn Township Student receives two state singing awards". The Item of Millburn and Short Hills. 14 November 2013. 
  51. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 15, 2014.
  52. ^ Home Page, Colonial Hills Conference, backed up by the Internet Archive, as of November 19, 2010. Accessed December 15, 2014.
  53. ^ "Special Olympics Kicks Off Its 1993 Games on Jan. 31". The Star-Gazette (Hackettstown, New Jersey). January 21, 1993. 
  54. ^ Hall of Fame Celebrates 25 Years "The event was highlighted by a keynote address from Lou Lamoriello, the CEO and General Manager of the New Jersey Devils hockey team."
  55. ^ Football & "Man Caves" Star to Speak at MBS Tonight "The Morristown-Beard Crimson Club invites you to an evening with Tony Siragusa, former professional football player and host of the DIY Channel’s “Man Caves,” on Thursday, April 25 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Wilkie Hall. Join us as Tony shares stories about growing up in New Jersey, his journey to the NFL, winning the Super Bowl, and his adventures on and off the field! Siragusa, MBS parent of Samantha ’15, is a former NFL defensive tackle with the Indianapolis Colts and the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens."
  56. ^ Whitney, Caspar (1901). Outing: An Illustrated Magazine of Sport, Travel, Adventure, and College Life, Volume XXXVII, October 1900-March 1901. "Morristown School is new, and her teams lack the traditions which stimulate the traditions of so many of the schools but she is building wisely..."
  57. ^ Mennen Cup, Morris County Secondary Schools Ice Hockey League. Accessed September 3, 2012.
  58. ^ Ice Hockey: No. 6 Morristown-Beard stuns No. 1 Delbarton; Heading to first-ever NJSIAA finals
  59. ^ NJ Devils to Honor MBS Hockey Team
  60. ^ Childs, Kingsley (18 December 1932). "Scholastic Activities". The New York Times. 
  61. ^ "Roosevelt Wishes Morristown Six Success As Team Embarks for European Tour". The New York Times. 16 December 1933. 
  62. ^ "Morristown School Hockey Squad Returns After Creditable Showing in Switzerland". The New York Times. 10 January 1934. 
  63. ^ "Ice Hockey: Cornine, Dolan hit, O'Connell has 14 saves as Morristown-Beard wins fifth straight WIHLMA title". The Star Ledger. 16 February 2014. 
  64. ^ Kendall Cornine '15 Honored by NJ Devils
  65. ^ Shaskan, Kathy (15 February 2011). "Morristown-Beard Girls' Ice Hockey Wins Championship". Morristown Patch. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  66. ^ "Maffei sisters lead the state's growth of girls ice hockey", The Star-Ledger by John Christian Hageny, February 21, 2007. "The twins, sophomore standouts at Morristown-Beard School in Morris Township, eat, sleep and breathe hockey, and it showed this season as they helped Morristown-Beard to a 16-2-1 record and the championship of the Women's Interscholastic Hockey League of the Mid-Atlantic Tournament."
  67. ^ "MBS News: Whitney Driver Conducts Leadership Seminars at MBS" "As a student at Morristown-Beard School, Driver played ice hockey, soccer and softball, and she was instrumental in creating the School’s Sportsmanship Award."
  68. ^ "Athletics at Columbia". The New York Times. 6 December 1901. 
  69. ^ 2007 Football - Non-Public, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed March 9, 2008.
  70. ^ Hague, Jim. "Betz's toughness, leadership shines through for Crimson", Daily Record (Morristown), December 1, 2007. Accessed July 5, 2011. "After his Morristown-Beard football team left the field at Giants Stadium Friday night having endured a tough 28-7 loss to Paterson Catholic in the NJSIAA Non-Public Group I state championship game, Mike Betz looked like someone who had been in a war."
  71. ^ "John Mason Brown, Critic, Dead". The New York Times. 17 March 1969. 
  72. ^ 2005 Baseball - Non-Public Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 14, 2007.
  73. ^ Sheppard to be inducted into NJSCA Hall of Fame
  74. ^ 2010 Seton Hall Pirates Baseball
  75. ^ "Hall of Fame to Honor Arnold '97, Barnes '86 and Tucker '02" "Taryn Barnes '86 played four years of Varsity Field Hockey and Softball while at MBS. Coached by Spike Billings and Laurie Hartman she played on two championship softball teams (1984 & 1986)"
  76. ^ Hall of Fame
  77. ^ Knego, Lauren (November 14, 2014). "Online Exclusive: Villa Walsh soccer earns berth in Non-Public B title match". The Daily Record. 
  78. ^ Knego, Lauren (November 14, 2014). "Morristown-Beard boys soccer falls in Non-Public B semifinal". The Daily Record. 
  79. ^ "Alumni Ties: The Guaranteed Dividend" "Our season began on August 16th and ended on November 7th when we competed for the State Prep “B” Championship. The result was a 1-1 tie after 80 minutes of regulation play and 2 golden goal 10 minute overtime periods. The State has adopted that no championship game shall be determined by penalty kicks so we were named Co-Champions with Morristown Beard"
  80. ^ "MBS News: Soccer Alumni Reunite to Honor Coach Chavonelle" "Coach Chavonelle led the boys’ soccer team to two State Championships: in 1968 and 1974."
  81. ^ "Morristown School Wins at Soccer". The New York Times. 5 December 1914. 
  82. ^ "Morristown Basket Ball". The New York Times. March 10, 1911. 
  83. ^ "News: Eddie Franz Wins 300th Game" Accessed September 13, 2013. "He enjoyed one of his most successful seasons in 2011-2012, when the Crimson jumped out to a perfect 18-0 record before finishing the season with a 21-5 mark and their second consecutive conference championship."
  84. ^ "Morristown-Beard looks to carry momentum into quarterfinals". The Daily Record. 12 February 2014. 
  85. ^ "Athletic Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members" "For two years in a row, Coach Mackin coached the Morristown Cross Country team to an undefeated 17-0 record. The crew of 2 1/2 mile runners, captained by Bob Dyer '62, also captured the coveted Prep "B" State Title both years and the prestigious Ivy League trophy in the 1960-1961 season."
  86. ^ "Wheaton Men's Lacross: Brian Neiman". Wheaton College. Retrieved 12 September 2013. Two-sport athlete at Morristown-Beard School... member of lacrosse Prep B champions in ('08, '09) and state championship team in ('08) 
  87. ^ "Girls Tennis Wins Championship." Accessed September 13, 2013. "Congratulations to the MBS varsity girls’ tennis team which recently capped a perfect 12-0 season record by clinching the conference championship and a Prep B championship."
  88. ^ "Homecoming Weekend Slated for October 17 - 18". Accessed September 13, 2013. "The 2008 Hall of Fame Inductees are Eddie Franz and Gretel Oakes Merrill ’88...She helped the volleyball team go undefeated and win the 1986 state championship."
  89. ^ "MBS Golfers Capture Prep B Championship". Morristown-Beard School. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2013.  "The Morristown-Beard golf team captured its first Prep B state championship in school history on May 14th, as the Crimson edged Montclair-Kimberley Academy by five strokes at Peddie Golf Course in Hightstown."
  90. ^ Tober, Steve. "Morristown-Beard uses corners to capture Prep B", Daily Record (Morristown), November 3, 2008. Accessed July 5, 2011. "First-half corners led to goals by Julie Guempel and Hillary Smith, each off well-placed assists delivered from fellow forward Emily Leahy, to spur the Crimson to a 2-0 victory over Montclair Kimberley Academy for the Prep B championship on Sunday."
  91. ^ "Morristown School Mat Victor". The New York Times. 28 February 1966. 
  92. ^ http://www.mbs.net/page.cfm?p=570
  93. ^ "Pentagon Memorial Designers' Statement, Background Information, Project Description, and Bios". Accessed September 6, 2013. "On March 3, 2003, it was announced that their design for the Pentagon Memorial had been unanimously selected by the competition jury as the proposal that was to be built. Shortly thereafter, Keith and Julie relocated KBAS (Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies) from New York to Alexandria, VA to dedicate themselves to the immense task at hand."
  94. ^ "Distinguished Alumni: 2009 - Julie Beckman - 1991". Accessed September 6, 2013. "After graduating from Morristown-Beard in 1991, Julie earned a bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation."
  95. ^ "Sandra Carpenter, executive". 
  96. ^ Belloli, Jay; Bricker, Lauren Weiss (1992). Johnson, Kaufman, Coate: Partners in the California Style. 
  97. ^ Harvard Freshman Red Book, Volume 1914. 1910. p. 40. 
  98. ^ "Samuel S. Otis, Architect & Engineer (firm), Roster Questionnaire, 1946". The AIA Historical Directory of American Architects. The American Institute of Architects Archives. 
  99. ^ Faretra, Gavin (3 December 2010). "Player, coach, ref, you name it: 'Ingy' Arnold All about hockey". The Concord Monitor. 
  100. ^ a b Morristown-Beard School: Athletics Hall of Fame
  101. ^ "A 66-Year Friendship That Began on the Beard School Athletic Field". Crimson magazine. Spring 2012. 2012. 
  102. ^ 1999 - Nancy Tasman Brower - 1947 "Taz Brower was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for her many contributions to MBS and to her community. She brought women's lacrosse to MBS, the Peck School, Newark Academy and Madison High School. She has been active in the Town & Country Swimming and Diving League, New Jersey Junior Tennis Assoc. and the MBS Hall of Fame Committee. Taz formerly was a member of the MBS Board of Trustees, The MBS Alumni Association and a member of the Peck School Board of Trustees."
  103. ^ Harry Fanok
  104. ^ Harrington '08 Hits the Target
  105. ^ Princeton University, ed. (1954). Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 55. 
  106. ^ Davis, Andrew (13 June 2013). "Champion Croquet Player Dwight J. Mayer Dies". Palm Beach Daily News. 
  107. ^ Ponichter '03 Delivers Cum Laude Address
  108. ^ "Ernest T. Savignano"
  109. ^ "Jackman Stewart, 70, Was Prep School Teacher, Coach". The Boston Globe. 11 June 2000. 
  110. ^ Jyles Tucker, San Diego Chargers. Accessed November 21, 2007.
  111. ^ Weyland, Alexander W. (1962). Football Immortals.  "Although Weekes had played well in the backfield at Morristown School in New Jersey, Sanford started him..."
  112. ^ American Lawn Tennis, Volume 26. American Lawn Tennis Publishing Company. 1932. 
  113. ^ Artist alum speaks at Mo-Beard
  114. ^ "Esther E. Brooke New Jersey Bride; Writer Is Married to Robert H. Baldwin, President of Insurance Company". The New York Times. June 24, 1933. 
  115. ^ a b Stevens, George Cooper; and Brown, John Mason. Speak for yourself, John: the life of John Mason Brown, with some of his letters and many of his opinions, p. 16. Viking Press, 1974. Accessed September 10, 2013.
  116. ^ Harvard University, ed. (1922). Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Volume 25. 
  117. ^ a b c Smith, Hobart M. (March 1986). "Chapman Grant, Herpetologica, and the Herpetologists' League". Herpetologica 42: 1. In 1906, he attended Morristown School in New Jersey, where his classmates included John V. Bouvier III, father of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, [Frank Damrosch] and radical writer John Reed. 
  118. ^ Commire, Anne (1971). Something about the Author. 
  119. ^ Rae, John (2002). Morristown: A Military Headquarters of the American Revolution. 
  120. ^ Collier, Laura; and Nakamura, Joyce. Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults: A Selection of Sketches from Something about the Author, Volume 5, p. 1853. Gale (publisher), 1993. ISBN 9780810377028. Accessed September 10, 2013. "Education: Attended Miss Barstow's School, NY, 1921-24, Lycee Hoche, Versailles, France, 1924-28, Lycee de Nice, Nice, France, 1928-29, and Morristown School, NJ, 1930-34."
  121. ^ Helbig, Alethea (1986). Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984: Recent Books of Recognized Merit.  |first2= missing |last2= in Authors list (help)
  122. ^ a b Cohn, Jan (1980). Improbable Fiction: The Life of Mary Roberts Rinehart. 
  123. ^ Tabbel, John (1978). A history of book publishing in the United States: The golden age between two wars : 1920-1940.  "I was born September 14, 1902 in Allegheny, now a part of Pittsburgh, Pa., of two parents. I went to public and private schools there and in Sewickley until, in 1917, I went to Morristown School in New Jersey...and then to Harvard, which I entered on condition, remained at on probation, graduated from without honors. This was in 1924. ... I started with George H. Doran in 1924, working in the shipping room as long as Mark Weisman could stand."
  124. ^ "Thorp, Margaret Farrand". The Monthly Supplement: a current biographical reference service, Volumes 1-2. 1940. p. 112. 
  125. ^ "Edward M. Douglas; Was IBM Vice President". The Boston Globe. February 17, 1983. 
  126. ^ "CONGRATULATIONS EXTENDED TO CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS AND 2003 HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS GERALD W. FOGELSON AND /ALBERT C. HANNA". Journal of the Proceedings (City of Chicago, Office of the City Clerk): 9302-9303. October 1, 2003. 
  127. ^ "George D. Harris". American Bicyclist and Motorcyclist (Cycling Press) 80: 55. 1959. 
  128. ^ Derby, George; White, James Terry (1950). "Harris, Alfred Stull". The National Cyclopædia of American Biography, Volume 36. p. 184–185. 
  129. ^ "Memorials", Princeton Alumni Weekly (May 19), 1999 
  130. ^ Salmagundi (Morristown School). 1919-1920. 1920. 
  131. ^ "James E. Gray Weds Miss Constance Kemmerer". The New York Times. June 11, 1972. 
  132. ^ a b Report of the Harvard Class of 1918. Harvard University. 1943. 
  133. ^ Thomas, Richard W. (14 April 1935). "Relief Czar: A Very Human Person". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. p. 69. 
  134. ^ "Centennial of the American Field Service: Louis Howell Lamotte, Jr.". 
  135. ^ "Naneen Hunter, Smith Graduate, To Wed in June". The New York Times. March 4, 1964. 
  136. ^ Harvard University (1922). Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Volume 25.  "Rorger Burlingame, Morristown '09, Harvard '13, Theodore W. Knauth, Morristown '03, Harvard '07, and George W. Merck, Morristown '11, Harvard '15, are now trustees of the school."
  137. ^ Harvard University, ed. (1921). The Harvard University Register, Volume 47. 
  138. ^ Harvard University, ed. (1922). Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Volume 21. 
  139. ^ Maney, Kevin (2003). The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr. And the Making of IBM. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 267.  "After another dismal year at Cartaret Academy, Watson pulled Tom out and placed him at the Morristown School in nearby Morristown, New Jersey."
  140. ^ "Finn Wentworth" "Finn Wentworth, since graduation from MBS and Lehigh University, became Executive VP of Gale and Wentworth, Inc. and served on Gov. Christie Whitman's New Jersey Master Plan Commission where he was co-chairman of the Real Estate Task Force. He also serves as co-chair and CEO of the New Jersey Nets and is on the NBA Board of Governors."
  141. ^ The Harvey Ladew Williams II Papers, 1917-1918
  142. ^ N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 2, Page 947 - Biographies of Delegates, New Jersey State Library. Accessed December 7, 2013. "Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1892. Family moved to New Jersey in 1895. Graduated from Miss Beard's School of Orange, and from Smith College in 1913."
  143. ^ Bryn Mawr College, ed. (1917). Register of Alumnae and Former Students. 
  144. ^ "Roosevelt Wishes Morristown Six Success As Team Embarks for European Tour". The New York Times. December 16, 1933. 
  145. ^ "Miss Halsey Betrothed: South Orange Girl Will Become the Bride of Kenneth Carr". The New York Times. 9 October 1941. 
  146. ^ Lurie, Maxine; Mappen, Marc (2004). Encyclopedia of New Jersey. 
  147. ^ "Randolph Guggenheimer, 91; Saved Hospital". The New York Times. July 2, 1999. 
  148. ^ Death Of Rights Activist Katherine Kelly Mourned
  149. ^ Houck, Davis; Dixon, David (2009). Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965. 
  150. ^ http://campus.mobeard.org/mbs/alumni/distAlumni.php?id=9 Distinguished Alumni: 2004 - Virginia Hopper Mathews - 1942
  151. ^ "Conservationist, civic leader". The Concord Monitor. 18 April 2007. 
  152. ^ http://conversations.psu.edu/episodes/scott_michael_robertson Conversations from Penn State (2009).
  153. ^ "Distinguished Alumni: 2008 - Luis A. Ferre - 1920", Morristown-Beard School, Accessed September 6, 2013. "Luis A. Ferre, a 1920 graduate of Morristown School, is the first posthumous recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award... Don Luis was a founding father of the New Progressive Party and was elected Puerto Rico's third Governor in 1968...In recognition of his years of distinguished service to America, he was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 19991."
  154. ^ Dorcas R Hardy"Principal, DRHardy&Associates...The Beard School...United States"
  155. ^ Ethical Culture School (New York, N.Y.), ed. (1916). Ethical Culture School Record. 
  156. ^ Harvard University, ed. (1917). Secretary's Report: Harvard University Class of 1907, Volume 4. 
  157. ^ Staff. "Mary Harding Wed To Joseph S. Nye Jr.", The New York Times, June 11, 1961. Accessed September 3, 2012. "The bridegroom, a graduate of the Morristown School and Princeton University, spent two years in England as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford."
  158. ^ "Foreign Affairs Expert Joe Nye '54 Speaks on Campus", MBS News, March 29, 2011. Accessed September 3, 2012. "MBS alumnus Joseph Nye ’54 has knowledge of the world stage that is impressive and far reaching. On March 11th, he returned to Morristown-Beard School to speak at Morning Meeting, where he offered insights into the changing landscape of power and politics."
  159. ^ Miller, G. Wayne. An Uncommon Man: The Life & Times of Senator Claiborne Pell, p. 36. University Press of New England, 2011. ISBN 9781611681871. Accessed September 11, 2013. "Herbert attended St. Bartholomew's School in Morristown, New Jersey, and then the Pomfret School, in Pomfret, Connecticut, graduating in 1902."
  160. ^ "Miss Berman Is Betrothed". The New York Times. May 26, 1974. 
  161. ^ Distinguished Alumni: 2008 - Ileana Saros - 1968
  162. ^ Warren Bobrow
  163. ^ "Miss Franklin, W. J. Brennan 3d, Will Be Married; Feature Writer Financee of Son of a Supreme Court Justice". The New York Times. April 3, 1960. 
  164. ^ "Columbia Names Aid to Journalism Dean". The New York Times. 6 January 1932. 
  165. ^ Downs, Winfield Scott (1967). Encyclopedia of American biography: New series, Volume 36. 
  166. ^ Don Marion Wolfe; Charles Irving Glicksberg, eds. (1955). New Voices, Volume 2. 
  167. ^ Derby, George; White, James Terry (1981). The National Cyclopædia of American Biography, Volume 60. 
  168. ^ Munk, Michale. John Reed, marxists.org. Accessed November 4, 2007. "In the fall of 1904, Jack left Portland to attend Morristown School in New Jersey."
  169. ^ Ehrlich, Eugene; Carruth, gorton (1982). The Oxford illustrated literary guide to the United States. 
  170. ^ Harvard University, ed. (1921). The Harvard University Register, Volume 47. 
  171. ^ Crimson Magazine- Winter 2013"Jeffrey Schaub ’77 is a newsman through and through. He’s worked extensively in print, television and radio news - currently with KCBS 740 AM/106.9 FM, the San Francisco Bay area’s number one radio outlet."
  172. ^ "Samuel T. Williamson, 70, Dies; Long on the Sunday Staff". The New York Times. 19 June 1962. 
  173. ^ "Lasell--Jaretzki". The New York Times. July 27, 1945. 
  174. ^ Distinguished Alumni: 1995 - Martha M. MacGuffie - 1942
  175. ^ "Eliot Porter, A Chronology". Amon Carter Museum, Eliot Porter Collection Guide. Retrieved September 11, 2013.  "Enters Morristown School, a boarding school in New Jersey, and photographs athletic events there"
  176. ^ Distinguished Alumni: 1998 - Judith G. Tobin - 1944
  177. ^ Princeton University, ed. (1960). Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 61. 
  178. ^ "Memorial: Carter Harman '40 *42". Princeton Alumni Weekly (April 17). 2007. 
  179. ^ 3rd Report of the Harvard College Class of 1907. Harvard University. 1913. 
  180. ^ Powell, Williams S. (1991). Dictionary of North Carolina Biography: L-O, Volume 4.  "James was educated in private schools in Chicago, Morristown, N.J., and Haverford, Pa"
  181. ^ Harvard University, ed. (1921). Secretary's Report, Harvard College (1780-) Class of 1914. 
  182. ^ Harris, Patricia (7 December 2006). The Item of Millburn and Short Hills. 
  183. ^ Joan Caulfield, Actress, Obituaries Today. Accessed October 23, 2007. "At Miss Beard’s, a local private school, Joan made her stage debut in A Kiss for Cinderella."
  184. ^ "Class Notes". Crimson Magazine (Winter Issue). 2011. 
  185. ^ "Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Grace '92". Crimson Magazine (Winter Issue): 22-23. 2011. 
  186. ^ Adams, Marjory (17 June 1951). "Bermuda and Brattle reformed Hurd Hatfield--Professionally". The Boston Globe. 
  187. ^ Crimson magazine (Morristown-Beard School). Summer 2012. 
  188. ^ About Christina Ricci "The family moved to Montclair, New Jersey, where she grew up attending Edgemont Elementary School, Glenfield Middle School, and Montclair High School as well as the Morristown-Beard School."
  189. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths Rigg, Elizabeth Schultz". The New York Times. 26 November 2001. 
  190. ^ Thomas, Robert Jr. (23 November 1996). "Sloan Simpson, 80, an Ex-Model Who Married a New York Mayor". The New York Times. 
  191. ^ "MBS Graduate's Song Featured on HBO's "True Blood"". 
  192. ^ Derby, George; White, James Terry. "Carpenter, John Alcott". National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. p. 115. 
  193. ^ "Records of the Class". Secretary's Third Report: Harvard College (1780-) Class of 1908. 1920. pp. 115–116. 
  194. ^ Obituaries | SouthCoastToday.com
  195. ^ "Ridgely Hunt". The Yale University Library Gazette 8 (1): 42. 1933. 
  196. ^ Yale University, School of Forestry, ed. (1913). Biographical Record of the Graduates and Former Students of The Yale Forest School.  "He was prepared at St. Mark's School, Southboro, Mass., at Craigie's School and at the Morristown School, Morristown, N. J."
  197. ^ "Distinguished Alumni: 2000 - Walter C. Pitman III - 1949" "Walter Pittman is a Professor of Marine Geology at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He has travelled and researched most of the world's oceans, done years of complex data analysis and worked closely with his partner William Ryan and leading scientists from numerous disciplines."
  198. ^ Richards, Katharine Lambert (1934). How Christmas Came to the Sunday-schools: The Observance of Christmas in the Protestant Church Schools of the United States, and Historical Study. Dodd Head. 
  199. ^ Selman, Carol. "The Write Stuff". Crimson magazine (Winter 2013). 
  200. ^ "Class Notes". Princeton Alumni Weekly 57 (29): 33. 1957. 
  201. ^ Harvard University, ed. (1920). The Harvard University Register, Volume 47, 1920-1921. 
  202. ^ “Flower Seller”, American born 1901, Oil on canvas, Eleanor Ingersoll Maurice
  203. ^ Lehman Lecture: Craig Slaff '78 - Painting Stories
  204. ^ Wheelock, John Hall. The Last Romantic:A Poet Among Publishers : the Oral Autobiography of John Hall Wheelock, p. 24. University of South Carolina Press, 2002. ISBN 9781570034633. "JOHN HALL WHEELOCK Born 1886, at Far Rockaway, L. I. Prepared at Morristown School."
  205. ^ Branson's History "In April 1920, Miss Katharine Fleming Branson, a teacher at Miss Beard's School in Orange, New Jersey, was appointed headmistress, and the trustees renamed the school in her honor."
  206. ^ Gordon, Dennis (2000). The Lafayette Flying Corps. Schiffer Pub.  "From 1924-1930 Buffum taught French and science at the Morristown School, Morristown, New Jersey. He next worked for the Bethlehelm Shipping Corporation until the fall of 1932 when he returned to the Morristown School where he served as master until 1938."
  207. ^ "APPOINT T. J. CAMPBELL ASSISTANT GRADUATE TREASURER OF H. A. A.". The Crimson. 15 December 1922.  "Since graduation, he has had varied experience as a football and baseball coach. In the year 1912-1913, he was coach of all branches of athlctics at the Morristown School, Morristown, New Jersey"
  208. ^ "Stearns Morse, 83, Former Professor at Dartmouth, Dies". The New York Times. 6 September 1976.  "Professor a Morse joined the Dartmouth Faculty in 1923 after serving two years as head of the English Department at the Morristown School in New Jersey"
  209. ^ Anthology of Children's Literature. 1959. p. 1210.  "Shippen, Katherine (1892- ), was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, graduated from Bryn Mawr, and took her M.A. in history from Columbia University. From 1917 to 1926 she taught history at Miss Beard's School in Orange, New Jersey."
  210. ^ "Dr. Maud Thompson, 91". The New York Times. 27 September 1962. 
  211. ^ Harvard College Class of 1896, Secretary's Fifth Report. Harvard University. 1916. 
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