Message from the Head
On behalf of the entire Marvelwood community, I want to thank you for visiting our School’s website.
Marvelwood’s academic and residential programs offer boundless opportunities for growth and enrichment. A core of deeply committed faculty and staff, many of whom have spent the better part of their careers at this School, represents Marvelwood’s most conspicuous strength. Their energy, wisdom, patience, and good humor sustain our mission. At Marvelwood, students establish a solid grounding in the arts and sciences and develop the secure personal values that will equip them for life in a world of unimagined possibilities.
One of my strongest memories from childhood is that of growing up in a New England neighborhood. Fields, yards, and porches offered a perfect venue for kids to play spontaneously, while a mature parental presence was always at hand. Social skills were acquired, and imagination was given free reign. Parents collaborated, each according to their talents, but they unfailingly exhibited a respect for our need to develop "wings,” as Hodding Carter put it, to accompany the "roots” which had been inculcated at home. Who knew where we would fly?
At Marvelwood, you will experience not only a wonderfully affirmative school, but one built in the context of a similar neighborhood, dedicated to adult collaboration, to safety, to respect, and to good fun. You, too, will be ready to soar.
Come visit us in person. At any time of year, you will find our campus, long noted for its natural beauty, and its people warmly welcoming.
Arthur F. Goodearl, Jr.
Head of School
A.B. Harvard College