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 (2022-23)

  • 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 308 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
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1956
1907
Campus Size
83 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
120 students
300 students
% Students of Color
21%
26%
% 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%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$4.5 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,200
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,000
$34,900
% 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
Submit Review for Marvelwood School
Earn $20 by submitting your alumni review!

Recent Articles

3 Tips For Finding A Boarding School Job
3 Tips For Finding A Boarding School Job
Tweak your job search strategies with these tips as you seek employment in a boarding school.
What is Progressive Education?
What is Progressive Education?
The promise of progressive education is as the students come to the solution, they’re active, they’re engaged, they’re motivated, and they’re learning. Most progressive schools encourage students to explore other areas of their development where young people find focus or uncover the contentment of stillness. It is about learning how to think, not what to think.
The Importance of Strong Connections with Family & School
The Importance of Strong Connections with Family & School
We look at the roles in the partnership of school, parent, and student. Understanding each partner's responsibilities is essential for a successful boarding school experience.

Featured Schools

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • 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

Request Information

Related School Videos

Quick Links