The Marvelwood School

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Small

  • Tuition

    $50,000—$60,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Private

  • Type of School

    Secondary/Boarding

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    No

  • Conditional Admission Available

    No

  • Top Programs

    English Language (ESL), Science, Advanced Placement Courses

  • Setting

    Rural

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall

  • Social Media

Marvelwood School: Achieve Your Own Definition of Exceptional

Intentionally Small

Marvelwood is an intentionally small school community. We know our students–really know their intricacies and interests–and create individual approaches to their learning that will most deeply resonate, inspire, and engage. At Marvelwood, students can be themselves, explore their passions, discover beyond their imagination, grow beyond their expectations, achieve their own definition of exceptional. 

A Culture of Kindness

Come as you are or become who you want. Either way, we want you to just be you. Our students experience the freedom to be who they are. We have something special here and it’s a culture of teens who demonstrate unwavering kindness, acceptance, forgiveness, and loyalty to one another. For our students, it’s simply life at Marvelwood. 

Global Citizenship

Marvelwood students are global citizens. This may be hard to believe with a campus situated in tranquil bliss atop a mountain—but it couldn’t be more accurate about who we are as a community. As a Round Square member school, we host student exchanges that foster a deep understanding and respect for other cultures. But this is just the surface when it comes to global education at Marvelwood; our travel adventures include service-learning experiences that deeply influence our social consciousness and inspire a lifetime of awareness and action.

An Ideal Location

Our mountain-top 83-acre campus is just two hours north of New York City, with easy access to major international airports.  A nearby train line connects the area with New York City.  The town of Kent, Connecticut enjoys the best of all seasons: spectacular fall foliage, snow in the winter, beautiful and vibrant spring colors, and warm, dry summers.  Outdoor activities on campus and in the area are enjoyed throughout the year.

Program Highlights

  • AP and honors-level classes
  • Three-level ESL program
  • Customized learning support program
  • Orton-Gillingham support for students with dyslexia
  • Innovative and hands-on programming
  • Ornithology and Conservation Studies
  • Robotics and other STEM programs
  • Individualized College Placement
  • Weekly Community Service
  • Competitive athletics
  • Outdoor Adventures program
  • Equestrian for riders of all levels
  • Vibrant arts programs
  • Year-round gardening
  • Award-winning film studies
  • Recreational skiing and snowboarding at nearby Mohawk Mountain
  • Competitive skiing and snowboarding program with Mount Snow Academy in Vermont
  • Round Square member school

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The Marvelwood School

Two hours from New York City
476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent CT 06757
P: +1 (860) 927-0047
Secondary/Boarding
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language (ESL)
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • STEM
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Video and Audio Production
  • World Languages and Culture