The Marvelwood School

476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
Tel: 860-927-0047
  • 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 
2017 School Data
The MarvelwoodBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG6-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19561910
Campus Size83 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment165 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1650* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1260 - 1760-
Average ACT score20*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyBi-Monthly
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
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$2 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$27,500$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered2014
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations1723
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
  • School accreditations: NAIS, TABS, CAIS, NEASC
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