Embrace September at These Morris County Schools
Now that September is here, it’s back-to-school time for many students across the country! Here in Morris County, New Jersey, our community enjoys rich educational opportunities that spur economic growth throughout the region. The county aims to provide access to top-notch education and training, ensuring that residents of all ages can learn, grow, thrive, and succeed in the county.
Today, we’re shining a spotlight on our local school districts and educational institutions. Read on to learn more about the Morris County schools leading the Garden State’s education system!
For families with children, there are many excellent K-12 schools in Morris County to choose from. Our county has 152 public schools in 43 districts, including some of the highest-rated districts and schools in the state. It also boasts 110 unique private schools, including preschools, educational childcare programs, alternative schools, special education schools, preparatory schools, and religious schools. The average private school tuition is $10,998 for elementary schools and $14,570 for high schools.
Among the top schools in Morris County are:
- Delbarton – a top-ranked all-boys Catholic prep school
- Villa Walsh Academy – a top-ranked all-girls Catholic prep school
- Morristown-Beard School – a co-educational private middle school and high school
- Cheder Lubavitch – a traditional Jewish boys’ school, girls’ school, and preschool
In addition to these K-12 schools, Morris County is also home to several outstanding post-secondary educational institutions. Below are some of the most prominent Morris County schools offering higher education.
County College of Morris
County College of Morris (CCM) provides residents of Morris County and the surrounding area with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Located in Randolph Township on 222 acres and featuring a satellite location in Morristown, CCM offers over 50 associate degree programs, more than 25 certificate programs, and a wide selection of career-focused and professional programs.
Saint Elizabeth University
Formerly known as College of Saint Elizabeth, Saint Elizabeth University (SEU) is a private Roman Catholic liberal arts college located on 200 gorgeous acres in Morristown. Educational opportunities abound, as the university offers 19 baccalaureate degrees, 10 master’s degree programs, two doctoral programs, professional certifications and certificates, and preparation for ministry.
Drew University is a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university situated on a beautiful 186-acre campus in Madison. The university comprises the College of Liberal Arts, the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, and the Drew Theological School. Over 2,000 students are enrolled each year under the tutelage of 145 full-time faculty members.
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is the largest private university in New Jersey, with 12,000 students and 260 full-time faculty members. In addition to the main Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, FDU offers degree programs at the Florham Campus located in Madison.
Morris County One-Stop Career Center
Another local educational institution worth mentioning is the Morris County One-Stop Career Center. This site is one of four full-service One-Stop Career Centers in the Morris, Sussex, and Warren tri-county area.
Offering various programs designed to spark interest and awareness in various career opportunities, the Morris County One-Stop Career Center helps ensure our existing and future workforce receives proper training. To meet the needs of job seekers and employers, Morris County schools and local businesses work together to create relevant, informative curricula for workforce development.
Learn More About Morris County Schools, Businesses, & More
When it comes to pursuing a high-quality education, you can’t go wrong by choosing Morris County, NJ. Our county provides excellent educational opportunities for families with children, working professionals, and retirees residing in the area. To learn more about Morris County schools, professional and workforce development, business relocation assistance, or how an MCEDC membership can benefit you, schedule a time to speak with the Morris County EDC. Contact us online or call us at (973) 539-8270 today!