The Marvelwood School

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The Marvelwood School Photo #1 - Annual science department trip to Panama.
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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 141 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Placements

The Marvelwood School places among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
141 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
The Marvelwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
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
1120
Average ACT score
20
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki pants and jacket)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$24,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

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

School Notes

  • 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 Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Our son joined Marvelwood in the Fall as a junior. He attended other schools before but never felt they were the right fit. At Marvelwood, he found a "home away from home". The size of the community makes it easy to know everyone. The faculty and the learning center are incredibly supportive: they taught our son how to advocate for himself, and develop learning strategies. All the departments of the school outperformed our expectations. And the campus is beautiful!Our son went through a few unfortunate events (death in the family, concussion, leg injury), but we always had a lot of support at all levels from everyone in the community. And he made lifelong friends.Marvelwood also handled the covid 19 crisis extremely well: they had a protocol that everyone followed and it enabled the students to enjoy a "normal school year"!Marvelwood is a place where people care! We are looking forward to his senior year!
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5  
My husband went there in one if its first classes. He went to Lehigh and was wait-listed at MIT. He liked school and found faculty kind. He was a very independent learner. He did well in college and is now a retired electrical engineer. He was the only student to go on to a selective engineering school in his class. He was inducted into SIgma Psi at his workplace for research and general technical excellence.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 141 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Litchfield County, CT is $25,851 for elementary schools and $54,279 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Litchfield County, CT is 50% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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