Academics

It's satisfying to achieve a goal. It's even more exciting when the work is interesting and challenging.

From robotics and coding to entrepreneurship and research, every course and program at Marlborough is designed to ignite intellectual inquiry and to build the problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills that our students will need to innovate, invent, and lead in college and beyond. But they won't have to do it alone. As we draw out our students' curiosity and push them to ponder new ideas, we also expect them to hit some bumps along the way to success. In this community, high expectations are partnered with extraordinary support.

Shari & Ed Glazer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

We are living in a time of unprecedented transformation in the world of education. Today’s students face a future propelled by rapidly evolving technology and complex global, social, and environmental issues. In fact, a recent report by the Institute of the Future as well as a global panel of 20 business, technology, and academic experts estimate that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 do not exist today.

At the root of our mission at Marlborough is a commitment to inspiring and empowering each student to imagine where her curiosity can take her, both here at Marlborough and well into her future as a learner and a leader. This is where the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, or CEI, comes in.

Weaving together engineering, digital arts, robotics, media, academic research, and entrepreneurship, the CEI brings our school community together and serves as an idea incubator, where students and faculty from across multiple disciplines can discover and learn in a space designed to enhance collaboration and experiential learning.

Marlborough's Honor Code and Pledge

We believe that to be honorable, we must have honor and pride within ourselves and trust throughout our School community. Each student must respect not only herself but the rights and property of others. For the Honor Principle to work, we all have to be willing to uphold these values and to encourage each other in their fulfillment. In order to operate within an Honor Principle, a common understanding of these expectations must exist between faculty, administration, and students.

Our School supports an Honor Code. We believe in the utmost importance of honesty and integrity. Students and all members of the Marlborough community must believe in these values and follow the standards which define it.

Parents and students affirm their support of all School rules, including the Honor Principle, in the Student Handbook of Expectations when they sign The Understanding each fall. The Honor Ceremony, held at the beginning of the School year, explains the Honor Code to new students and heightens awareness for returning students.

The Understanding

Marlborough School is a community built on honor, trust, individual responsibility, and mutual respect. The School feels strongly that self-discipline is more valuable than imposed discipline and expects good conduct and behavior from every member of the School community. It is the responsibility of all members of the community to follow established rules so that the School functions safely and individual needs can be met and respected. A student represents Marlborough School when she is on or off campus. Therefore a Marlborough student must take responsibility and will be held accountable for her actions at School, at a School-related function (on or off campus), in the neighborhood or vicinity of the School, while wearing Marlborough apparel, and in other circumstances where the student's conduct may reflect back upon the School, its students, faculty, staff, or community.

Laura Hotchkiss

Associate Head of Academics, Director of Upper School

Sean Fitts

Director of Middle School