In a new elective students are learning about drones and how they are used in the fields of conservation, heritage preservation, and emergency management.
At Marvelwood, we have long delivered an academic program that we feel every school should strive to emulate: one that is customized to each individual student’s interests and needs, one that is intentionally challenging and appropriately nurturing, one that is sensitive to and accommodating of learning differences. The academic program is geared to providing a strong preparation for college and laying the foundation for a lifetime of curiosity, inquiry and learning.
For a small school, Marvelwood offers an impressive variety of courses for students of all ability levels. We continually adjust our curricula with an eye to providing the most engaging and stimulating academic program possible. In addition to “standards” such as American literature, world history, Spanish, calculus and physics, students may choose to study computer programming, animal behavior, robotics, comparative politics, ornithology and Middle East history. Honors and Advanced Placement courses and 25 arts electives round out an impressive blend of traditional college-prep classes and unique alternatives.
Innovative, experiential education is a way of life at Marvelwood. Our teachers bring a sense of creativity and fun to their lesson planning, connecting concepts and ideas to real-world applications and constantly seeking to find the ideal combination of seeing, hearing and doing that will unlock the door to success for every one of their students. Marvelwood’s students are also given many unique opportunities to work with professionals outside the school community and to engage in research, outreach and community service on a local, state and global scale. These opportunities have provided many students with practical experience that has significantly influences their college and career choices.
Inspired by our all-school summer read, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, student teams set out to build self-propelled vehicles out of recycled and scrap materials.
Using a drone in Honors Precalculus for two different measurement projects- inside and out of the classroom
Marvelwood’s Film Studies program has some major highlights this year.
Besides preparing students for the AP exam, the AP Economics curriculum is teaching students about business and entrepreneurship in real life.
Five students have been selected to represent Marvelwood at the 2018 Round Square International Conference at Ashbury College in Canada.
Science Department Chair Laurie Doss and Lillian Steinmayer ‘19 collaborated on a project as part of the Conservation Training Partnerships Program for teens and adults.
At Cocobolo Nature Reserve, time is spent exploring, researching, and gaining an understanding of the natural world.
Marvelwood students spent a day with Project Oceanology exploring and studying marine and shore creatures in their natural habitat.