Music has a special power to unite our students and our community--even during extraordinarily challenging times.
Welcome to the Morris School District Preschool Program. Our goal is to provide high-quality preschool for every child in Morristown and Morris Township. In collaboration with district administrators and partner preschool sites, we strive to ensure that every child has a strong foundation and can reach their full potential in all areas of development.
All of our classrooms for 24-25 school year will be a multi-age settings for three- and four-year-old children. Children of both ages will stay with the same adults in the same room for a two-year period, creating a “family” type learning environment that includes the children, teachers and parents.
Cross-age learning allows for social interaction, modeling, mentoring and leadership among children. A child may accomplish something earlier with support from a more advanced peer while the older child experiences feelings of confidence and compassion (Vygotsky, 1962; Vygotsky, 1978; Slavin, 1987). A multi-age setting allows teachers to foster an emotionally secure environment for children to grow, learn, take risks and experience success. While children are developing social skills, learning responsibility and engaging in more complex play, teachers are generally more child-centered, as they must adeptly accommodate individual strengths, interests and needs. The two-year time period helps ensure that teachers, parents and children know each other well and develop a working partnership.
Panorama Education examines how the MSD uses data-driven strategies for building equity and centering the whole child.
PreK-12 students who call the MSD home
student to teacher ratio
middle schoolers enrolled in the arts
directed to our schools by the Morris Ed Foundation
and only district in the League of Innovative Schools in Morris County
professional partnerships with the STEM Academy
K-5 schools with outdoor classrooms or learning labs
English language learners
Technology program for students in grades 6-12
elementary teachers trained in social-emotional learning
MSD Anti-Bullying Coordinator - Debora Englefried
Morris School District
31 Hazel Street, Morristown, NJ, 07960
Phone: (973) 292-2030 Ext. 2123
Anti-Bullying Specialist - Nicole Mercado
Lafayette Learning Center PreSchool
31 Hazel Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 292-2222