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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1956
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students166 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeThe Marvelwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
42%
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus BC, AP CalculusAB, AP Chemistry, AP European History, AP Microeconomics, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score1120
Average ACT score20
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants and jacket)

Finances and Admission

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

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsAlpine 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

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.
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