Wellness Programs

Marvelwood's commitment to wellness reflects the School's understanding that a healthy mind and body enhance success factors in academics and in life. The School continually adapts its programming to reflect the changing needs of adolescents.

Freshman Academy

Freshman Academy is designed for our youngest students to support their transition to high school. The series of discussion-based workshops focus on on subjects that are not taught in the classroom, but are elements of a student's daily life.  We are committed to educating the whole student and understand the value of providing students with the knowledge, guidance, and support necessary to make informed, educated, and healthy life choices.  Freshman Academy is conducted in a relaxed setting which allows students to come and learn and ask questions.


  • Stress
  • Preparing for exams
  • Bullying
  • Community building
  • Substance abuse
  • Sex education
  • Building strong relationships
  • Healthy eating


DECISIONS Health & Wellness

Marvelwood's DECISIONS Health and Wellness program is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Through a series of on-campus workshops, DECISIONS is a comprehensive wellness curriculum, specifically focused on guiding teenagers toward making healthy physical, emotional and behavioral choices, and preparing them for life beyond Marvelwood.
Some workshops are open to all students; others are gender- or age-specific. 
Marvelwood supplements DECISIONS with a variety of optional and mandatory programs on campus, including substance awareness workshops, CPR training, health/wellness/safety training for prefects, and presentations by professional health education groups.


Questions about Wellness Programs?
Contact Residential Life .