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About the Morris Educational Foundation

The Morris Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation, enhances educational opportunities for more than 5,200 students in all 10 schools of the Morris School District. The Foundation works to enrich and inspire the academic pursuits of all our students, from preschool through high school.

It is the mission of the Morris Educational Foundation to generate and distribute financial and other resources to and for the Morris School District for enrichment programs and other projects aimed at enhancing the quality of education and educational opportunities for students in the district.

The Foundation carries out its mission by focusing support in the following areas:

Facilitate Student Development

  • Support new approaches to improving student achievement
  • Provide funds for enrichment activities
  • Provide equipment and facilities not funded through other means

Encourage Excellence through Creative Teaching

  • Support professional growth of teachers
  • Provide venture capital for creative ideas and programs

Promote Community/School Partnerships

  • Promote community awareness of educational challenges and solutions
  • Develop enrichment programs to address the needs of the Morris School District and the communities it serves
  • Foster the development of alumni relations
  • Provide a vehicle for individuals, businesses, and organizations to share resources and gifts with the Morris School District and its students

About the Morris School District

The Morris School District serves the communities of Morristown and Morris Township (pre-K through high school) and Morris Plains (grades 9-12) by providing a supportive and challenging educational environment for a total student population of over 5,200. 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.

Independent of the Morris School District, the Morris Educational Foundation attracts private resources to support a variety of educational programs not covered by tax dollars. Through effective solicitation and distribution of funds, the Morris Educational Foundation helps the Morris School District continue to be a model of visionary social and educational leadership in both the state of New Jersey and the country.