CHALLENGE. Marvelwood education is characterized by intensive personal attention to the individual student. We are passionate about providing a college-preparatory environment that nurtures academic and personal growth and awakens the potential that resides in each of our students. A small, coeducational boarding and day school located just two 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.
SUPPORT. Honors and Advanced Placement courses, English as a second language, private learning support and math tutorial programs and a dedication to experiential education enable Marvelwood to serve a diverse student body with a wide range of learning styles. Our experienced and dedicated faculty is committed to each student's success and delivers a superior educational program attuned to individual strengths and weaknesses. Small classes, a strong advisory system, and an enviable 4:1 student/faculty ratio ensure that all students are known, everyone has a voice, and individual attention is guaranteed. Supplementary programming including weekly community service, visual and performing arts electives and ensembles, an impressive slate of interscholastic and noncompetitive sports offerings, and a variety of clubs and 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.
ENCOURAGEMENT. Marvelwood is an intimate community that celebrates each student's individuality while constantly reinforcing the warmth and security of a family-like atmosphere where adolescents and adults work together to uncover, nurture, and celebrate the academic and personal potential that lies within each child. We invite you to peruse our website…or better yet, spend a day with us! See for yourself the extraordinary commitment and enthusiasm of our teachers, the Marvelwood spirit in our students, and the sense of family that binds us as a community.