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 newest students who are acclimating to life at boarding 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.  As a school, we strive to educate the whole student, not just in academic areas, but in how to navigate the natural challenges of adolescence. The Academy is conducted in a relaxed setting which allows freshmen to come and learn and ask questions about these topics.


  • 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 for sophomores, juniors, and seniors presents a series of on-campus workshops addressing a comprehensive wellness curriculum, specifically focused on guiding teenagers toward making healthy physical, emotional and behavioral choices and preparing them for their lives beyond Marvelwood.
Some workshops are open to all students; others are gender- or age-specific. The school may require students to attend specific programs, or a specific number of workshops, during each school year.
Marvelwood supplements the DECISIONS series by offering 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 .