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The Marvelwood School

Gender: Coeducational
Type: Boarding
Age range: 14 - 18

The Marvelwood School is a college preparatory private boarding school located in Kent, Connecticut, USA. Marvelwood was founded in 1956 by Robert A. Bodkin and Ian Hanna in Cornwall, Connecticut.

At Marvelwood, we believe that learning is a lifelong journey of exploration and discovery. Marvelwood academics are experiential, active, and hands-on. Our faculty thoughtfully and intentionally design a customized curriculum that supports and engages all types of learners. We believe that it is not memorization, but rather understanding and inquiry that will support our students throughout a lifetime of learning and discovery.


The IDEALS in our school

Being part of the Round Square network signifies a commitment to the principles and six IDEALS. It often involves participating in international exchanges, service projects, conferences, and collaborative initiatives with other Round Square schools globally. Ultimately, it aims to provide our students with a well-rounded education that goes beyond academics, focusing on character development, global awareness, and active citizenship.

What being a Round Square school means to us

Round Square gives the ability to connect globally and pursue adventures and challenges that we normally would not have. Round Square has always aligned with all of our core values and it is a wonderful way for our students to expand their horizons.

Where to find us


476 Skiff Mountain Rd , Kent , CT 06757 , United States