Marvelwood School | Kids Out and About Fairfield County, CT

Marvelwood School

Address: 
476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent , CT , 06757
Phone: 860-927-0047
41° 46' 55.0884" N, 73° 27' 24.3072" W
Contact name: 
Maureen W. Smith, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
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Marvelwood is an intentionally small school community with customized programming for all types of learners. All genders, grades 9-12 and post-graduate. Marvelwood is a school that builds confidence and changes lives. 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. Marvelwood is a welcoming and safe community that embraces a truly diverse population of learners. Our school is intentionally sized to facilitate close connections and a tangible atmosphere of personal warmth. With purposeful guidance and respect, our students thrive and are encouraged to become their best selves. Marvelwood's optional Learning Support Program customizes one-on-one and small group curriculum to suit each student. Orton Gillingham-trained teachers work with students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Outside the classroom, students participate in a wide variety of activities, including weekly community service, competitive athletics, Outdoor Adventures, equestrian program for riders of all levels, creative arts programs, and award-winning film studies. We are a traditional boarding school with non-traditional approaches to college-preparatory learning. For us, teaching is personal. We know our students well, and we are skilled at intentionally directing (and sometimes redirecting) instruction that will connect with their unique skills and personalities. We have the flexibility to react to their needs, interests, and strengths in order to create exceptional learning experiences that empower and engage. This flexibility means that everyone in our community—from students to faculty to administration—can experience the freedom of thought and expression that brings meaning to everything we do.

Marvelwood is a school that builds confidence and changes lives. 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.

Marvelwood is a welcoming and safe community that embraces a truly diverse population of learners. Our school is intentionally sized to facilitate close connections and a tangible atmosphere of personal warmth. With purposeful guidance and respect, our students thrive and are encouraged to become their best selves.

Marvelwood offers a traditional boarding school curriculum with non-traditional approaches to college-preparatory learning.

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