Mission Statement

The Morris Educational Foundation enhances educational opportunities for more than 5,200 students in all 10 schools of the Morris School District. It is our mission to enrich and inspire the academic pursuits of all our students, from preschool through high school.

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Our Schools

Morristown High School

Morristown High School is a comprehensive, four-year secondary school that serves an ethnically and socially diverse student population of 1491 students. A microcosm of the new millennium, MHS is rich in economic, racial, and cultural diversity. It offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, including 20 Advanced Placement Courses and 21 Honors level courses, and provides an extensive program of interscholastic sports, co-curricular activities, and performing arts.

Recent Grants
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  • Cultural Arts Funding Living Voices and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
  • Parent Education Series
  • Aerospace Engineering Enhanced Capabilities for Extended Engineering Design of Model Rockets
  • Athletics Equipment
  • Ecology Center
  • Library Renovation
  • LiveScribe for Playposit
  • Nano Days at the Morris Museum
  • No Excuses
  • Project Graduation
  • Real Beauty: Uncovered Student Self-Esteem
  • STEM Research Grant
  • Chemistry Lab Equipment
  • Science Lab Equipment
  • Morris School District Community School PSAT Review Class
  • MHS Coaching Staff Workshop
  • Film Festival

School News

For more information about Morristown High School, please visit Morristown High School’s Website.

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Frelinghuysen Middle School

Frelinghuysen Middle School serves approximately 1,000 students in grades 6–8.  All students receive instruction in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and world languages by a grade level interdisciplinary team of teachers.  Students’ cycle classes include a wide selection of courses such as General Art, Visual Art, Industrial Arts, and Media Applications. Enrichment courses include Quest, Enrichment 6, Study Skills, Humanities, S.T.E.M, World Language Enrichment, Information Literacy, Resolving Conflict Creatively Program, Band, Orchestra, and Chorus.  The school’s 60–acre campus includes numerous fields to support the extensive athletic programs available to FMS students.

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Recent Grants

  • Cultural Arts Funding cafeteria mural
  • Parent Education Series
  • ALL IN 2.0
  • Battle of the Books
  • Into the Great Wide Open: Bringing an Outdoor Learning Space to FMS
  • Model UN
  • Mosa Mack: Blended Science and Engineering
  • No Excuses
  • Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution Program
  • Timpani Music Program Equipment
  • After School Tutoring Program
  • Teen Pride Girl GroupSetting Up Success in the Middle: The 6th Grade Transition Program at FMS

School News

For more information about Frelinghuysen Middle School, please visit the FMS website.

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Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton is an intermediate school serving students in grades 3-5. At Alexander Hamilton, there is an underlying recognition that children are the future. The goal is to support, encourage and challenge all students by providing a positive educational foundation.  The Alexander Hamilton Community promises to provide all members the opportunity to become caring, dedicated, lifelong learners who strive for individual success and who grow to be responsible, free thinking citizens. Alexander Hamilton’s motto is “Mine for the gold in everyone!

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  • Cultural Arts Funding third grade Readers Theater
  • Ecology Center
  • Parent Education Series
  • Books, Bytes and Bots Makerspace

School News

For more information about Alexander Hamilton, please visit the school’s website.

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Alfred Vail

Alfred Vail School is a primary school with approximately 325 children enrolled in kindergarten through second grade.  All children receive well-rounded instructional programs with a strong emphasis on literacy, writing, and math. In addition children are engaged with valuable programs in character education, music, art, physical education, world language, library, and technology.

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Recent Grants

  • Cultural Arts Funding Dance Residency with Joanna Pang Atkins.
  • Growth Mindset
  • Parent Education Series
  • Books, Bytes and Bots Makerspace
  • Grow it Green Biology Program

School News

For more information about Alfred Vail, please visit the school website.

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Hillcrest

The highly qualified educators of Hillcrest School are dedicated to teaching all 329 K-2 students, academically, emotionally, and socially.  In addition to rich academic instruction in homeroom settings, Hillcrest students also attend special area classes where children learn the importance of developing the mind and the body through participation in vocal music, visual arts, and physical education.

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Recent Grants

  • Cultural Arts Funding ArtsPower, Arithmetickles, and poet BJ Ward
  • Parent Education Series
  • Growth Mindset
  • Books, Bytes, Bots Makerspaces
  • Grow It Green Biology Program

School News

For more information about Hillcrest, please visit the school website.

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Lafayette Learning Center

Lafayette Learning Center is the district’s dedicated preschool. It provides children between the ages of 3 and 5 with an educational experience that builds the foundational skills essential for lifelong learning. A variety of developmentally appropriate programs are offered for students with and without disabilities in 15 classrooms.
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Recent Grants

  • Cultural Arts Funding Quiver Farms Farm Animals and Patty the Clown
  • Parent Education Series
  • The Difference Decree Puppet Show
  • Reading Readiness: Preschooler-Parent Shared Reading

School News

For more information about Lafayette Learning Center, please visit the school website.

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Normandy Park

Normandy Park is the Morris School District’s Multiage Magnet School serving 370 children in grades kindergarten through fifth.  Children at Normandy Park School progress along a continuum in a child-centered, developmentally appropriate environment where individual learning styles and creative talents are respected and celebrated. Here students are provided with rich academic and social experiences through a multiage classroom design.

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Recent Grants

  • Cultural Arts Funding Kevin Okeefe’s Circus Around The World Residency
  • Parent Education Series
  • We are the World, We are the Children
  • Books, Bytes and Bots Makerspace
  • Character Education Classroom Resources
  • Lit Lab
  • Grow It Green Biology Program
  • Counseling by the Book

 School News

For more information about Normandy Park, please visit the school website.

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Sussex Avenue

Sussex Avenue School is a third through fifth grade school with a population of 330 students. It provides students with rich academic and social experiences. The highly qualified staff of professionals is dedicated to providing all students with a nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence, citizenship and motivation to succeed.

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Recent Grants

  • Cultural Arts Funding Poetry Residency with BJ Ward.
  • My Whole Body Learns
  • Parent Education Series
  • Books, Bytes and Bots Makerspace

School News

For more information about Sussex, please visit the school website.

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson School is a third through fifth grade school with a population of 308 students.  The highly qualified staff of professionals is dedicated to providing all students with a nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence, citizenship and motivation to succeed. At Thomas Jefferson, the goal is to support and encourage each child in achieving his/her optimum potential by instilling in them an intrinsic sense of worth, curiosity and love of learning.

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Recent Grants

  • Cultural Arts Funding Poetry Residency with BJ Ward
  • Parent Education Series
  • Books, Bytes and Bots Makerspace
  • Stand Up for Learning

School News

For more information about Thomas Jefferson, please visit the school website.

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Woodland

Woodland School has primary level programs in classes from Kindergarten to Second grade. There are special area classes in art, music, physical education, library, world languages, science, computers and closed circuit broadcasting. The Woodland staff believes that young children flourish when given hands-on experiences with caring professional educators.

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Recent Grants

  • Cultural Arts Funding for George Street Play House presents The New Kid and The Dancing Scientist
  • Parent Education Series
  • Books, Bytes and Bots Makerspace
  • Grow It Green Biology Program

School News

For more information about Woodland, please visit the school website.

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