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The Marvelwood School

Call: 860-927-0047
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The Marvelwood School

At a glance

Location Kent, CT Tuition $50,250
Grades 9-12 Students Receiving Aid 35%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded -
Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1 Endowment $1,954,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 80%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 160

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 27*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 8
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Southern Connecticut
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-PG
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1956
Dress Code Semi-formal
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 83
Head of School Arthur F. Goodearl, Jr.
Endowment $1,954,000

History

Founded in 1956 by Robert A. Bodkin, a Marvelwood education is characterized by intensive personal attention to the individual student. We are passionate about providing a college preparatory environment which nurtures academic and personal growth and awakens the potential that resides in each of our students. A small, coeducational boarding and day school located just 2 hours from New York City in beautiful Kent, Connecticut, Marvelwood strives always to be a place where each child is known, valued, and treated with respect.

Honors and Advanced Placement courses, English as a foreign language, private Strategies and math tutorial programs, and a dedication to experiential education enable Marvelwood to serve a diverse student body with a wide range of learning styles. Our experienced and dedicated faculty is committed to each student’s success and delivers a superior educational program, attuned to individual strengths and weaknesses. Nonacademic programs including weekly community service, visual and performing arts electives, an impressive slate of interscholastic and noncompetitive sports offerings, and a variety of leadership opportunities increase the potential for engagement and success outside the classroom. In every way, the structure of the School is thoughtfully designed to support college-bound students in their efforts to achieve positive intellectual, social, personal, and moral growth.

Academics

% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 50%
Faculty with doctorate 0
Faculty with masters 25
Student/Faculty ratio 4:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Biology
Calculus
Chorus
Community Service
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Driver Education
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geometry
Health
Journalism
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Theory
Outdoor Education
Physics
Physiology
Psychology
Religion
Sculpture
Social Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
Theater Theology
World Culture
World History
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Calculus AB
Chemistry
English Language
European History
Microeconomics
Physics B
Statistics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 160
Boarding Students 146
Day Students 14
International
Canada
China
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Bahamas)
Russia
Spain
Taiwan
UK
United States
California
Connecticut
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Maryland
Massachusetts
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 21%
% of International Students 35%

Admission

E-mail admissions@marvelwood.org
Web Address www.marvelwood.org
Director of Admission Katherine Almquist
Admission Application Apply to The Marvelwood School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 15th, 2012
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 35%
Acceptance Rate 80%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (SLEP)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $32,750
Boarding Student Tuition $50,250

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Brown University
Boston University
Hamilton College
Hobart William Smith
Johnson & Wales University Manhattanville College
New York University Northeastern University
Purdue University
Rutgers University
State University of New York at Albany
Syracuse University
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut University of Michigan Wheaton College
Wittenberg University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 99%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
other (Ultimate Frisbee )
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skiing
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Chorus
Community Service Program
Drama Club
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Ski Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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  • May 22, 2013
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 1992

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with The Marvelwood School: Marvelwood helped me become a better student and enrich my academic experience in 3 ways. 1- smaller class size= more 1on 1 attention with teachers/students. this has proven time and again to be the most effective form of teaching. 2- student accountability is key at the Marvelwood school. Kids are encouraged, taught and expected to hold themselves and each other accountable for their actions. Community Service Wednesdays, mandatory sports participation and some of the most awesome field trips imaginable for a high school student offer each student the opportunity to learn, grow, experience and hold themselves accountable for what they're learning and the greater impact we all have on each other's lives. 3-Well rounded academics programs combined with volunteer opportunities, art, sciences and global field trips....this is NOT your grandparent's boarding school. Marvelwood is a 4 year LIFE experience. You make friendships that last forever, you have a fighting chance at getting into a good school, opportunities to express yourself artistically, academically, athletically, philanthropically....my wish is that ALL kids could have a chance to experience what Marvelwood has to offer.

  • May 22, 2013
    Current Parent/Guardian/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with The Marvelwood School: Marvelwood is an incredible place. There aren't enough words to say what this school has done for my godson. It saved his educational life. He will be the first in his family to graduate from high school. That pretty much says it all. I am forever grateful.

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Contact Info

Phone 860-927-0047
Address 476 Skiff Mountain Rd, PO Box 3001 - Kent, CT 06757
Website www.marvelwood.org 
Email admissions@marvelwood.org 
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