After winning the state competition, Marvelwood's Envirothon team represented the State of Connecticut at Nationals!
We can do that.
We are a traditional boarding school with non-traditional approaches to college-preparatory learning. For us, teaching is personal. We know our students well, and we are skilled at intentionally directing (and sometimes redirecting) instruction that will connect with their unique skills and personalities. We have the flexibility to react to their needs, interests, and strengths in order to create exceptional learning experiences that empower and engage. This flexibility means that everyone in our community—from students to faculty to administration—can experience the freedom of thought and expression that brings meaning to everything we do.
This is not high school “by the books.”
At Marvelwood, we believe that learning is a lifelong journey of exploration and discovery. While traditional academics lean toward passive learning, Marvelwood academics are experiential, active, and hands-on. Our faculty thoughtfully and intentionally design a customized curriculum that engages students of varying skill sets and learning styles. We believe that it is not memorization, but rather understanding and inquiry that will support our students throughout a lifetime of learning and discovery.
Hands-on and Customized Curriculum
After training throughout the school year, Marvelwood's Envirothon team won the state competition and will compete in the national tournament.
Marvelwood has been partnering with the Kent Land Trust since 2006 to increase and support Purple Martin colonies in the area.
Meet our Extraordinary Faculty
Science Department Chair Laurie Doss has been inspiring and mentoring Marvelwood students in the sciences for over 30 years.
See how film and photography students have been meeting and exceeding expectations in a video update from Mr. Willis.
Athletic Director Zach Maizel '04 is watching The Last Dance and enjoying the nostalgia while sports are on hiatus.