The Marvelwood School

476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
  • 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 
2018 School Data
The MarvelwoodBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19561910
Campus Size83 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment140 students310 students
% Students of Color
17%
21%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
90%
67%
Average SAT Score1190* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score20*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:41:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1417
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
56%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$5,000
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$2.5 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,900$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,400$30,550
% Students on Financial Aid
29%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$28,500$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
80%
55%
Director of AdmissionsKatherine Almquist
Associate Director of AdmissionsMaureen Smith

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1417
CoursesAmerican History, Art, Calculas A/B, Calculas B/C, Chemistry, Comparative Politics, Economics, European History, Physics, Senior Honors Program, Statistics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2415
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Riding, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1724
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Admission Tour Guides, Community Service Club, Cultural Awareness Club, Literary magazine, Peer mediation, Photography, Student government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Chorus, Instrumental, Marvelwood Players, Private music lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Canoe Club, Mountain biking, Rock climbing, Skiing

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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