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.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $39,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Marvelwood School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Student Attention
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Marvelwood School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1956
1906
Campus Size
83 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
120 students
310 students
% Students of Color
21%
25%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
70%
Average SAT Score
1480
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
32
*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
Casual
Average Class Size
8 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
11
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$4.5 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,200
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,000
$33,900
% Students on Financial Aid
29%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$28,500
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
58%
Director of Admissions
Maureen Smith
Associate Director of Admissions
Victor Bowman

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
11
17
Courses
American History, Art, Calculas A/B, Calculas B/C, Chemistry, Comparative Politics, Economics, European History, Physics, Senior Honors Program, Statistics

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
15
23
Extracurriculars
Club 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 - 20016
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of California (various campuses)
7
University of Connecticut
5
Dickinson College
4
Lynn University
4
Pennsylvania State University
4
Roger Williams University
4
Boston University
3
High Point University
3
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3
Bennington College
2

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.
  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Marvelwood School cost?

Marvelwood School's tuition is approximately $62,200 for boarding students and $39,000 for day students.

What schools are Marvelwood School often compared to?

Marvelwood Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like The Hill School, Kent School, The MacDuffie School by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Marvelwood School?

The acceptance rate of Marvelwood School is 80%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%.

Who are famous alumni from Marvelwood School?

Marvelwood School famous alumni include: Jake Burton Carpenter '71, Blair Patterson '98 and Nicholas Benson '83.

What sports does Marvelwood School offer?

Marvelwood School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Alpine 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 and Wrestling.

Does Marvelwood School offer a summer program?

Yes, Marvelwood School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What is Marvelwood School's ranking?

Marvelwood School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small average class sizes, Low student:teacher ratio and High average SAT scores.

When is the application deadline for Marvelwood School?

The application deadline for Marvelwood School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $39,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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