The Area

The Marvelwood School is located in Kent, Connecticut, in the state's famed Northwest Corner, just two hours north of New York City. The area is a popular getaway destination for New York City residents, due to its natural beauty and proximity. Kent is located towards the western border of Litchfield County and features a traditional New England village area with art galleries, distinctive restaurants and shops, framed by the Litchfield Hills. Just north of town, the spectacular Kent Falls State Park offers a hiking trail to the top of a magnificent waterfall and plenty of open grassy areas for picnicking and games.

Exceptional shopping, antiquing, dining, lodging, arts and outdoor activities are available in the area. Visit our friends at the Kent Chamber of Commerce for more information.

The Marvelwood School is situated atop Skiff Mountain, just four miles from town. With a breathtaking view of the Litchfield Hills, "the mountain" is a natural location for study and play. Located adjacent to Macedonia Brook State Park and the Kent Land Trust, the School is surrounded by hiking trails (including a section of the Appalachian Trail), pastures, forests, and meadows.

Lucy's Pond is located at the entry to campus and affords students and faculty the fun of wintertime skating. Grassy fields (former cow pastures) surround the campus, and a blueberrry patch featuring bushes donated by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, a long-time Kent resident, is maintained by the School's Community Service program and is popular with area residents during the summer months.

Just thirty minutes south of Kent are New Milford and Danbury, Connecticut. The School regularly transports students to these areas for shopping, dining and movies. An hour north of campus are the spectacular Berkshire Hills with attractions such as Tanglewood, historic Lenox, and the Norman Rockwell Museum.