The Marvelwood School

476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
Tel: 860-927-0047
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 165 students
  • A Marvelwood education is characterized by the opportunities to excel that a small school with an impressive faculty:student ratio can provide. We are passionate about providing an educational environment which nurtures academic and personal growth and allows students to play a role in planning their success. 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, environmental studies and science, an expansive arts program, challenging curriculum that is ever expanding, including computer programming classes, as well as optional individualized learning plans,enable Marvelwood students to experience a wide range of academics and to excel.
  • 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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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
The Marvelwood Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1956 1910
Campus Size 83 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 165 students 298 students
% Students of Color
17%
20%
% International Students
29%
20%
% Students Boarding
90%
70%
Average SAT Score 1650 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1260 - 1760 -
Average ACT score 20 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:4 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 14 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
56%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $2 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,000 $51,250
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,000 $27,800
% Students on Financial Aid
29%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $27,500 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
80%
56%
Director of AdmissionsKatherine Almquist
Associate Director of AdmissionsMaureen Smith

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 14 16
CoursesAmerican History, Art, Calculas A/B, Calculas B/C, Chemistry, Comparative Politics, Economics, European History, Physics, Senior Honors Program, Statistics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 20 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 17 23
ExtracurricularsA Capella, Admission Tour Guides, Canoe Club, Chorus, Community Service Club, Cultural Awareness Club, Instrumental, Literary magazine, Marvelwood Players, Mountain Biking, Peer mediation, Photography, Private Music Lessons, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Student Government, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences, ADD - ADHD
  • School accreditations: NAIS, TABS, CAIS, NEASC
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