Marvelwood School

476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
At Marvelwood, we celebrate each student`s individuality. Our customized approach to learning is responsive to student interests and attuned to their strengths.
We are a welcoming community, intentionally sized to facilitate close connections and an atmosphere of personal warmth.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Marvelwood SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19561907
Campus Size83 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment120 students302 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1480* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score32*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size8 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio4:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1118
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$4.5 million$24 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$28,500$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMaureen Smith
Associate Director of Admissions Victor Bowman

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1118
CoursesAmerican History, Art, Calculas A/B, Calculas B/C, Chemistry, Comparative Politics, Economics, European History, Physics, Senior Honors Program, Statistics


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1916
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Riding, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations1523
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Audio Engineering, Creative Science, Debating and Public Speaking, Student government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Dance, Drafting and Design, Film, Jazz Band Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Photography, Private music lessons, The Marvelwood Players

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Rock climbing, Skiing

College Matriculation

Year: 2020 - 2001610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of California (various campuses)7
University of Connecticut5
Dickinson College4
Lynn University4
Pennsylvania State University4
Roger Williams University4
Boston University3
High Point University3
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign3
Bennington College2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Marvelwood is a school that builds confidence and changes lives.  We are deeply dedicated to knowing and valuing our students, celebrating their individuality and challenging them to invest in their education and discover new passions.  We deliver a customized approach to learning that is responsive to student interests and supports and empowers them to move forward with courage in college, career, and life. We are a welcoming and safe community that embraces a truly diverse population of learners.  Our school is intentionally sized to facilitate close connections and a tangible atmosphere of personal warmth.  With purposeful guidance and respect, our students thrive and are encouraged to become their best selves.
    • LD types supported: Dyslexia/Language-based, ADD - ADHD
    • Marvelwood School accreditations: NAIS, TABS, CAIS, NEASC
    • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
      • Jake Burton Carpenter '71 - Jake Burton Carpenter, also known as Jake Burton, is an American snowboarder and founder of Burton Snowboards and one of the inventors of the modern day snowboard.
      • Blair Patterson '98 - Blair's work for Estée Lauder has been featured on The View, The Today Show and TLC's iVillage, as well as in Nylon and O Magazines and on the covers of Time Out New York and Harper's Bazaar.
      • Nicholas Benson '83 - Nick was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, and in 2010, he was named a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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