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Marvelwood is a grades 9 through 12 and postgraduate preparatory high school located in picturesque Kent, Connecticut. We are a boarding and day school for students who need the right balance of challenge and support. 

Marvelwood is a school that builds confidence and changes lives. Marvelwood is intentionally small and supports its students without limits. We are deeply dedicated to knowing and valuing our students, celebrating their individuality and challenging them to invest in their education and discover new passions. We deliver a customized approach to learning that is responsive to student interests and supports and empowers them to move forward with courage in college, career, and life.

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Honors + Advanced Courses



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Close drive to NYC



Geographical Demographics

476 Skiff Mountain Rd.
Kent, Connecticut 06757
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We are a traditional boarding school with non-traditional approaches to college-preparatory learning. Marvelwood academics are experiential, active, and hands-on. Our faculty thoughtfully and intentionally design a customized curriculum that engages students of varying skill sets and learning styles. We believe that it is not memorization, but rather understanding and inquiry that will support our students throughout a lifetime of learning and discovery.


Our unique Learning Support programs provide the tools that help students with learning challenges experience academic success, increase self-confidence, and acquire strong learning and self-advocacy skills needed in college and beyond.

We offer Learning Support programs and Orton Gillingham Tutoring for a wide range of academic challenges including those related to:

  • Executive function skills

  • Dyscalculia

  • Dysgraphia

  • Dyslexia 

  • Processing speed

  • Working memory


Service to others is one of Marvelwood’s core values. Our devotion to service dates back to the earliest years of the school, when our founders recognized the importance of maintaining strong relationships with the community of neighbors with whom we shared the tiny Cornwall Plain. Over the years, this commitment has grown to our active involvement in a network of more than 20 service placements on and off campus.

  • Sharon Audubon, Sharon Land Trust

  • Build2Serve 

  • Kent Community Nursery School

  • Calf and Clover Farm, Coldstream Farm

  • Cultural and Social Awareness Club (CASA) 

  • Kent Volunteer Fire Department

  • Women’s Support Services

  • China Blog

  • Community Empowerment through Video

  • Halls and Walls

  • Kent Memorial Library Children’s Room

  • Pet Connect


Marvelwood's student leadership programs are a crucial part of the residential life experience and give all students the opportunity to affect change and develop lifelong advocacy skills.

There are various ways to gain leadership experience, including:

  • Student Government

  • Residential Prefects

  • Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution Program

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board Participation

  • Admissions Tour Guide

  • Community Service Opportunities

  • Senior Leadership Program

  • Model United Nations Conferences


Marvelwood strives to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school climate.

Students are given the opportunity to make change by working with faculty in creating this environment through the Cultural and Social Awareness (CASA) community service group and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Board.  In addition to these activist groups, all students and faculty are given the opportunity to learn about diversity, equity and inclusion through our winter term two-week IDEAS program.









  • Marvelwood’s organic garden, blueberry bushes, greenhouse and growing dome

  • Language-based skills (reading, writing, verbal expression)

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Preview Day

Marvelwood's Mountain Talk | Residential Life - Wednesday, 12/6 7p-8p

Join Director of Admission Maureen Smith and Director of Residential Life and Dean for Parents Misty Jordan to discuss Marvelwood's Residential life and weekend programming.

Marvelwood's Mountain Talk | Student Panel - Wednesday, 1/10 7p-8p

Join the Director of Admission and a wonderful group of students to discuss all things Marvelwood.

Marvelwood's Mountain Talk | Academics - Wednesday, 1/31 7p-8p

Please join Director of Enrollment Management Sunan Jones and Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Heather Hunt to discuss the Academic vision and programs at Marvelwood.

Marvelwood's Mountain Talk | Athletics - Wednesday, 2/21 7p-8p

Join Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Maureen Smith, and Director of Athletics, Zach Maizel, for a conversation about Marvelwood Athletics and after-school activities.