Welcoming students from around the nation and around the world, and teachers of various cultures and experiences, Marvelwood brings together a richly diverse group of people to live and grow in a diverse environment. Within this community, all of our students learn together through competing, sharing perspectives, and experiencing new activities. They are no longer going to school with only the “kids from their neighborhood” – instead, they are meeting and maturing with students from all neighborhoods.
The world at once becomes a larger and smaller place for everyone here – you can have breakfast with a friend from England, debate in class with a student from Mexico, compete side-by-side with a teammate from China, and study with a friend from across the United States. Our diversity enriches today’s school environment and prepares students to enter the truly global community that is their future.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Marvelwood's ESL program is designed to help international students gain fluency in all areas of language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. These skills are essential for the students to succeed in the mainstream program. Courses offer small class size and are student-centered, utilizing an approach that includes pair work, group work and oral presentations.
Marvelwood is certified as a TOEFL testing center.
About our Program
- We do not charge an international fee; all services are included.
- Transportation to the student's home or family is arranged by the School, with airport and train transportation provided. Charges for transportation are billed to the student's family.
- During short breaks, international students may remain on campus with faculty supervision.
- During the Long-Weekend Break in February, a trip to Disney is offered!
- During longer breaks (Winter and Spring), students may not remain on campus but homestays can be arranged.
For additional information on our International Student Services, please contact our Office of Admission at 800.440.9107.
Grace Lin, Ph.D., P'20
Chinese Student Coordinator
Dr. Lin received her Ph.D from Purdue University; at Marvelwood, she teaches AP Physics and AP Calculus. In addition to her faculty duties, Dr. Lin acts as the liaison between Marvelwood and its Chinese families. With her students, she writes a Chinese-Language Blog to keep parents in touch with their childrens' experiences at Marvelwood.