Special Programs

There are many things that make Marvelwood a unique and engaging academic environment, including experiential learning. Active, hands-on involvement in education translates to better focus, more effective retention, a stronger desire to master concepts, and an appreciation for how their work in school applies to the real world. Our Special Programs are what truly set us apart from other schools.

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Capstone is a year-long elective project for juniors to explore a passion or area of interest and create a final product unlike anything else they've done in school. 


Film Studies

Student filmmakers work on all kinds of projects, including documentaries, comedies, and film noir. The Marvelwood Film Studies productions continue to win awards for excellence and creativity.


Marvelwood-Mount Snow Academy Partnership Program

For students who are serious about competitive skiing, snowboarding, and freestyle skiing, Marvelwood is partnering with Mount Snow Academy to offer the Pterodactyl Session

Panama Trip

Exploring biodiversity at Cocobolo Nature Reserve on a recent trip to Panama.

Community Service

Each week, students and faculty participate in Community Service at 30+ placements on and off campus, including day care centers, animal shelters, and local farms. Due to COVID restrictions, weekly community service is on campus for the fall term, but there's much to be done! 



IDEAS is a new initiative devoted to interdisciplinary work focusing on diversity and inclusion through education and action. 



Students set up and monitor purple martin houses as part of our extensive Ornithology Program.


Round Square

Marvelwood is a member of Round Square, a worldwide network of 200 innovative schools in 40 countries across five continents. Round Square schools share a holistic approach to learning built around six principles known as the Pillars of Round Square.