The Marvelwood School

476 Skiff Mountain Rd, PO Box 3001,
Kent, CT, 06757-0675
     Tel: (860)927-0047
Grades: 9 - 12 | 171 students
A Marvelwood education is characterized by intensive personal attention to the individual student.
We are passionate about providing an educational environment which nurtures academic and personal growth and awakens the potential that resides in each of our students.
A small, coeducational boarding and day school located just 2 hours from New York City in beautiful Kent, Connecticut, Marvelwood strives always to be a place where each child is known, valued, and treated with respect.
Honors and Advanced Placement courses, English as a foreign language, private Strategies and math tutorial programs, and a dedication to experiential education enable Marvelwood to serve a diverse student body with a wide range of learning styles.
Our experienced and dedicated faculty is committed to each student's success and delivers a superior educational program, attuned to individual strengths and weaknesses.
Nonacademic programs including weekly community service, visual and performing arts electives, an impressive slate of interscholastic and noncompetitive sports offerings, and a variety of leadership opportunities increase the potential for engagement and success outside the classroom.
In every way, the structure of the School is thoughtfully designed to support college-bound students in their efforts to achieve positive intellectual, social, personal, and moral growth.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1956

Student Body

Total Students 171 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 42%
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus BC, AP CalculusAB, AP Chemistry, AP European History, AP Microeconomics, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History  
Average SAT score 1550
Average ACT score 20
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki pants and jacket)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $50,250
Tuition Notes Day tuition $32750
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $24,000
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Katherine Almquist
Admissions Associate Kane Szydloski

Sports

Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
MountaineeringNordic Skiing,
Rock ClimbingSnowboarding,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Admissions tour guide, Chorus and A cappella, Community service, Cultural and Social Awareness Club, Dance, Literary Magazine, Marvelwood Players, Music, Peer Mediation, Women of Marvelwood, Yearbook Dance, Music, Peer Mediation, Yearbook, Admissions tour guide,
Chorus and A cappella,
Community service,
Cultural and Social Awareness Club,
Literary Magazine,
Marvelwood Players,
Women of Marvelwood,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kent School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Maplebrook School (6.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Washington Montessori School (8.4 miles away)
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  • KentKent School
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    Po Box 2006 I Macedonia Road
    KentCT06757
    (860)927-6111
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    0 mi | 570 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • South KentSouth Kent School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT06785
    (860)927-3539
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    6.4 mi | 160 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • AmeniaMaplebrook School
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    5142 Route 22
    AmeniaNY12501
    (845)373-8191
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  • New Preston Marble DaleWashington Montessori School
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    240 Litchfield Tpke
    New Preston Marble DaleCT06777
    (860)868-0551
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    8.4 mi | 253 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • MillbrookSt. Joseph School
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    Po Box 587
    MillbrookNY12545
    (845)677-3670
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    8.9 mi | 157 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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