Morristown NJ School Information

Morristown NJ  Schools

There are 18 schools in Morristown NJ schools including 10 public and 8 private. Morristown NJ public schools belong to five districts, Educational Services Commission of Morris County School District, Morris School District, Office of Education Department of Children and Families School District, Office of Education Juvenile Justice Commission School District and Unity Charter School District.

There are 12 Morristown elementary schools, 10 Morristown middle schools and 7 Morristown high schools.

Morristown NJ Public Schools

The Morris School District

Per the district’s web site, the Morris School District serves the communities of Morristown and Morris Township (pre-K through high school) and Morris Plains (grades 9-12).  Morristown schools provide a supportive and challenging educational environment for a total student population of approximately 4,700. Within the District there is one preschool, three primary schools (K-2), three intermediate schools (3-5), one multiage magnet school (K-5), one middle school (6-8), and one high school.

In addition to a pre-K-12 program, the Morris School District operates an innovative Community School that offers an extensive adult school curriculum for lifelong learners. The Community School also provides a nurturing before and after-school childcare program, Sunrise Sunset, for Morristown schools in the Morris School District children of busy parents. Housed in each of the District’s elementary schools, Sunrise Sunset offers a safe, supportive and supervised environment in which boys and girls can work and play before and after school. The Community School’s ever-popular summer program, Summer Plus, provides children with an active, enjoyable, and local alternative to summer camp.

Fast Facts

Morristown Enrollment/Avgerage Class Size of Morristown Schools (as of June 30, 2009):

School/Grades Total Enrollment Avg. Class Size
Lafayette Learning Center Preschool 152
Alfred Vail (K-2) 343 16.9
Hillcrest (K-2) 325 16.3
Woodland (K-2) 299 17.3
Sussex Avenue (3-5) 314 18.2
Alexander Hamilton (3-5) 253 14.7
Thomas Jefferson (3-5) 300 16.8
Normandy Park (K-5) 378 17.0
Frelinghuysen Middle School (6-8) 911 19.1
Morristown High School (9-12) 1,460 18.8
Total Enrollment 4,735


Faculty Information/ Faculty to student Ratio

All 520 of Morris School District certificated staff members meet the New Jersey standard of “Highly Qualified” teacher. Faculty include classroom teachers, special education teachers, child study team members, guidance counselors, enrichment/”gifted & talented” teachers, nurses, library/media specialists, art teachers, and ELL teachers.

Average Class Size in Morristown, NJ

The average elementary class size is approximately 17 pupils. Class sizes at the middle school and high school level vary depending upon the subject. For example, a high school Advanced Placement physics class may have as few as 10 students while a social studies class may have 20 or more.

Morristown High School Class of 2009

·         There were 340 graduates in the Class of 2009, of which 92.9% were accepted to 4-year or 2-year colleges/universities (71.6% 4-year colleges/universities; 21.3% two-year colleges)

·         1 National Merit Semi Finalist; 12 National Merit Commended Students

·         2 National Achievement Scholars

·         1 National Hispanic Recognition Honorable Mention

·         2 National AP Scholars (average AP score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more of these exams)

·         13 AP Scholars with Distinction (average scores of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on 5 or more of these exams)

·         20 AP Scholars (attained scores of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exams)

·         Members of the Class of 2009 were accepted to highly-competitive colleges and universities. Included among these are: Princeton, Brown, Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, Middlebury, Colgate, Boston College; and the Universities of Chicago, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Morristown NJ Private Schools


Delbarton is an independent college preparatory school for boys grades seven through twelve. The School is administered by the Roman Catholic Benedictine monks of St. Mary’s Abbey and is rooted in the values of the Christian community and in the monastic tradition of a strong liberal arts education. The Delbarton community comprises a faculty of eighty men and women and a student body of approximately five hundred and forty boys. The School welcomes individuals of every race, religious belief, and national and ethnic origin who wish to contribute to the community and to be nourished by it.

The Peck School

The Peck School in Morristown NJ, founded in 1893, is an independent coeducational day school of approximately 300 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Maintaining a tradition as a “family school” and devoted to excellence in both learning and teaching, Peck seeks to educate the whole child by providing its students with:

  • an academically challenging curriculum
  • a caring and supportive environment
  • a community that embraces and celebrates a variety of talents, perspectives, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • the development of personal values, including a positive awareness of self, individual and consideration of others

The Morristown-Beard School

The Morristown-Beard School in Morristown NJ is a private school. It is coed and nonsectarian, serving grades 6-12.

Per the school’s website: at Morristown-Beard School, we have always believed in offering a relevant, inspiring, and values-driven experience that nurtures and educates the whole person. Excellent academics are key in this equation, and Morristown-Beard delivers an academic program that provides a challenging curriculum while tailoring our approach to the needs of each child. We also honor the creative, active, and social dimensions of our students by complementing the curriculum with rich arts, athletics, extracurricular and community service programs. Our students thrive in this happy environment where everyone wants them to fulfill their potential as valued members of our warm and dynamic day school community.

Our five core values – Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, and Compassion – inspire and inform all we do in the classroom, the stage, the studio, and the athletic fields. We espouse these values as we foster the skills and habits of mind that coax forth students’ emerging talents and strengths. The outcome? Confident and caring individuals who surpass even their own expectations and who succeed in college and beyond.

By fortifying our program and philosophy with an extraordinarily beautiful campus, excellent facilities, and highly advanced technology, we complete the experience that is Morristown-Beard. We invite you to offer Morristown-Beard School as a gift to your children.

Villa Walsh Academy

Morristown’s Villa Walsh Academy is a Morristown NJ private school. It is all female and Roman Catholic affiliated, serving 248 students in grades 7-12.

Per the school, Villa Walsh Academy aims to serve the student body by relating the school curriculum and experiences to one’s basic expectations for a meaningful existence.

Coursework covering theology, mathematics, the sciences, including computer science, humanities, social sciences and the fine arts presents a rigorous challenge and solid preparation for a college-bound population. Advanced Placement preparation, honors sections, independent study, and academic accommodation for the exceptionally gifted and musically talented have also addressed individual needs and talents of Villa Walsh students over the years.

Administration and faculty assume responsibility to continuously assess, evaluate, and develop the curriculum. Faculty members meet frequently to study educationally sound innovations which they may propose to implement on a departmental or interdepartmental level.

Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary School

Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary School is located in Morristown, NJ. It is a private school that serves 496 students in grades PK, K-8. Assumption Of The Bvm School is coed (school has male and female students) and is Roman Catholic in orientation.

In 2008, Assumption Of The Bvm School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Jersey average is 11 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Per the school, the mission of Assumption School is to provide students with both the educational tools and spiritual values they will need to become productive, morally mature members of society. Our mission includes providing a quality education based on a comprehensive curriculum that is enhanced by spiritual, social and cultural experiences.

Assumption School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Cheder Lubavitch

Cheder Lubavitch is located in Morristown, NJ. It is a private school in Morristown NJ that serves 178 students in grades PK, K-9. Cheder Lubavitch is coed (school has male and female students) and is Jewish in orientation.

In 2008, Cheder Lubavitch had 6 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Jersey average is 11 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Per the school, Cheder Lubavitch provides boys and girls, preschool through eighth grade with a full Torah education.

Founded under the direction and blessing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, obm., Cheder Lubavitch of Morristown NJ has grown from a one-room schoolhouse to an institute accommodating over 200 students. Located on the beautiful grounds of the Rabbinical College of America, Cheder Lubavitch is one of the most highly praised traditional Jewish schools in the Garden State.

Cheder Lubavitch emphasizes a traditional Jewish curriculum. The curriculum includes the study of Chumash, Mishna, Gemorah Jewish Law, Jewish holidays, Mitzvot, Chassidic thought, Prophets, and history. The girl’s curriculum includes a full program of secular studies and computer lab work.

The faculty, headed by Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, and Mrs. Chani Goldberg is comprised of experienced, well educated, certified and highly dedicated teachers. Each one of them serves as a positive role model for their students in how to live responsible Jewish lives imbued with Chassidic warmth.

The Red Oaks School

The Red Oaks School in Morristown, NJ is a private, montessori school that serves 194 students in grades PK, K-6. The Red Oaks School is coed (school has male and female students) and is Nonsectarian in orientation.

In 2008, The Red Oaks School had 7 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Jersey average is 11 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Per the school’s web site, The Red Oaks School is a progressive, independent, early childhood and elementary school located in Morristown, New Jersey. Our diverse community of families originates from over thirty different countries and resides in communities throughout Essex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties.

The mission of The Red Oaks School is to lay the foundation for students to be engaged global citizens, equipped with 21st century skills. Our dynamic curriculum is based on core Montessori principles, enhanced by current educational research. The Red Oaks School provides a culturally diverse environment in which students develop a love of learning, a strong social conscience, and a spirit of discovery as they pursue their full academic and personal potential.

Kiddie Academy of Morristown

Kiddie Academy Of Morristown is a private, early childhood program/day care center school that serves 91 students in grades PK, K. Kiddie Academy Of Morristown is coed (school has male and female students) and is Nonsectarian in orientation.

In 2008, Kiddie Academy Of Morristown had 11 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Jersey average is 11 students per full-time equivalent teacher.


Charter Schools in Morristown NJ

Unity Charter School

Unity Charter School is a tuition-free, public school that offers a unique approach to education for students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade in Morristown and surrounding communities in New Jersey. Per the school’s web site, Unity provides quality academic programs that integrate the principles of sustainability with the New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards in our courses of study.  We strive to develop capable confident children who have an understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy planet for current and future generations.

Unity serves approximately 100 students in classrooms with low student-to-teacher ratios. The students are encouraged to actively participate in setting goals for their personal academic achievement while meeting the New Jersey Core Curriculum requirements. We strive to make our learning environment caring and respectful to promote academic success.

Admission to Unity Charter School is by lottery. Students are accepted from any school district in New Jersey, however priority is given to siblings of currently enrolled students and residents of the Morris School District.

Unity accepts all applications and does not discriminate based on sex, race, color, religion, handicaps or disabilities.

The lottery is held in January each year at the school for those applications received before the deadline. After that deadline, applicants will be placed on a waiting list in order of receipt.

Parents or guardians and prospective students are encouraged to attend our frequent open houses and make an appointment to visit the school facility during the school day. Arrangements can be made to meet with the faculty if desired. Please call the school at (973) 292-1808 for more information.


Special Education in Morristown NJ

Shepard High School

Shepard High School is located in Morristown, NJ. It is a private, Morristown special education school that serves 122 students in grades 8-12. Shepard High School is coed (school has male and female students) and is Nonsectarian in orientation.

In 2008, Shepard High School had 7 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Jersey average is 11 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Shepard Schools are state-approved private school programs for classified students with behavioral and/or learning problems. We service students in middle school (grades 5-8) and high school (grades 9-12).  We are centrally located in historic Morristown, New Jersey. Our current enrollment is comprised of over 130 high school and middle school age children. The school day operates from 8:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Transportation is provided by the sending school district.

NCLB School, District, and State Reports

The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has imposed specific accountability and reporting requirements on states. The NCLB reports present school-, district-, and state-level information in those areas mandated by NCLB, which are as follows: status regarding Adequate Yearly Progress; information on highly qualified teachers; attendance and dropout data; and assessment data that has incorporated all of the conditions mandated under NCLB for meeting federally approved proficiency levels.

The results displayed on NCLB Reports are based on the state assessment data with the NCLB conditions applied. Additionally, the NCLB data incorporates the data appeals submitted by districts/schools that have been granted by the NJDOE. Therefore, the data in the NCLB Reports may be different from the data displayed on the NJ School Report Cards.

New Jersey School Report Card

The annual New Jersey School Report Card is required under a 1995 state law. It presents thirty-five fields of information for each school in the following categories: school environment, students, student performance indicators, staff, and district finances.

The assessment results displayed on the New Jersey School Report Cards are based on the state assessment data without any NCLB conditions applied. Therefore, the assessment data in the NJ School Report Card may be different from the assessment data displayed on the NCLB Reports where there have been NCLB conditions applied to the test results.

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