College Readiness- The PG Year

After over a year of disrupted education, does your college-bound student need more time to prepare for the rigors of college-level work?  Could they benefit from a transitional experience before living away from home?

A year at Marvelwood will prepare students entering their senior or postgraduate year to get the most out of their college experience.  As an intentionally small school, our specialty is creating individual approaches to learning that will most deeply resonate, inspire, and engage.  Each student's program is customized to their needs; small classes, fiercely dedicated faculty, and optional participation in our Learning Support program can address specific gaps that may have resulted from an extended period of remote and/or hybrid learning.  In our diverse, welcoming, and supportive community, Marvelwood offers the opportunity for college-bound students to build crucial skills, gain independence, and develop the confidence and self-advocacy they will need to meet the academic and social challenges of higher education. 

Some hallmarks of a Marvelwood year before college include:

  • Appropriately challenging classes including honors, advanced placement, and independent study 
  • Optional Learning Support program
  • A wide range of engaging electives and extracurriculars
  • Proctored study halls
  • Writing skills development
  • Individualized college counseling and support through the entire college process
  • Standardized test preparation
  • A focus on effective study habits including time management and organization
  • Broad programmatic engagement for both day and boarding students
  • Vibrant performing and visual arts programming
  • Competitive, recreational, and intramural sports
  • Weekly community service
  • Opportunity and encouragement to explore passions and develop new interests 
  • A focus on community wellness
  • Hands-on experiences and leadership opportunities
  • Dedicated, involved faculty and advisors who know and value each student

Our Admission Office is open for virtual and on-campus visits. 

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