About the School
Marvelwood’s mission is to provide the path that leads to personal growth and academic success for young people willing to get involved in their own education and committed to the challenge of preparing for college.
The school is an optimistic place that provides a structured, supportive and challenging environment, celebrates diversity, and awakens untapped potential.
Arthur F. Goodearl, Jr.,
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Timothy Carpenter '71
Advanced Placement Courses
Average Class Size
Learning Support, Math Tutorial
172 Total: 150 Boarding, 22 Day
11 Countries, 12 States
U.S. Students of Color
Average Faculty Tenure
2014-2015: Boarding $52,260; Day $34,000
Honesty has been and remains the School’s most important rule and guiding principle. Being honest involves keeping promises, having the courage to do the right thing and to admit wrongdoing, being candid and forthright in all relationships and situations, and practicing truthfulness in all communication, actions and decision-making. Honesty inspires trust and builds strength of character which all members of the Marvelwood community should strive to achieve.
Self-respect and respect for others are the cornerstones of our diverse community. Self-esteem, courtesy and wise decision-making form the foundation for a School based on the values of empathy and tolerance. The value of community goes beyond the notion of assimilation to embrace mutual respect, diversity and integration, which mean learning from each other’s experiences and beliefs to build a common and evolving School character.
Being responsible means being in charge of our choices and, thus, our lives. It means being accountable for what we do, what we say and who we are. It also means recognizing that our actions matter and that we are morally bound to the consequences.
The School’s longstanding commitment to serving other reflects our desire to foster and nurture a genuine service ethic in all members of our community. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to look beyond themselves by reaching out to others, showing kindness and generosity, anticipating the needs of other, and putting service before self.