The 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.

School News

  • Weekly Community Service - 11/04/2019 - It`s hard to overestimate how important service is at Marvelwood. The work our students and faculty do throughout the year to serve our community truly espouses all four of our ...morecore values: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Service.hide
  • Global Citizens - 11/04/2019 - Marvelwood is a proud member of Round Square, a worldwide association of over 200 schools in 50 countries on six continents that encourages students to push beyond academic excellence to ...morediscover and develop their full potential.hide
  • Community Partnerships for Conservation - 11/04/2019 - Skiff Mountain is a vibrant classroom for our science students. Under the direction of Science Department Chair, Laurie Doss, students work on a variety of projects in partnership with outside ...moreorganizations and the greater Kent community.hide

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
The MarvelwoodBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19561909
Campus Size83 acres104 acres

Student Body

Enrollment120 students315 students
% Students of Color
17%
23%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
90%
69%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:41:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1418
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
56%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$2.5 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,200$57,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,600$31,250
% Students on Financial Aid
29%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$28,500$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
80%
57%
Director of AdmissionsWilliam Dennett
Maureen Smith
Associate Director of AdmissionsMaureen Smith

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1418
CoursesAmerican History, Art, Calculas A/B, Calculas B/C, Chemistry, Comparative Politics, Economics, European History, Physics, Senior Honors Program, Statistics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2215
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Riding, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

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: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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: Mild Learning Differences, ADD - ADHD
    • The 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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