The Marvelwood School

476 Skiff Mountain Rd, PO Box 3001
Kent, CT 06757
Tel: (860)927-0047
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  • 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

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 The Marvelwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 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

% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $24,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%

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,

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.

Profile last updated: 06/05/2016

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