Marvell Academy was founded in 1966. It graduated its first senior class
Our purpose is to create a nurturing environment that will foster knowledgeable,
empathetic, strategic, self-directed, and physically fit individuals who will be
able to function in society.
Marvell Academy is accredited by the Mississippi Association of Independent
has been MPSA/MAIS accredited since 1971.
Reading, spelling, math, English, library skills, art, music and physical
education are some of the subjects and activities offered. Elementary students can participate in pee wee football,
basketball and cheerleading. They compete locally in art, science and
spelling contests, with many advancing to the MAIS district and state
competitions. Students enjoy class parties, field trips, a Christmas
musical, Spring operetta, Fall Festival and end-of-the-year Awards Assembly.
Elementary also participates each year in the Math-a-Thon for St. Jude's
Hospital and the Jump-a-Thon for the American Heart Association.
English, creative writing, English composition, Spanish, algebra, geometry,
calculus, physics, health, biology, world geography, world history, U.S.
history, Arkansas history, government, keyboarding, computer, computer
applications, and accounting are among the subjects offered.
Organizations and activities include
Student Council, National Honor Society, Yearbook Staff, Newspaper Staff,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, Chorus, cheerleading, football,
basketball, baseball, softball and track. High school students enjoy pep
rallies, Homecoming dances, Spanish festival days, the Honor Banquet and
Sports Banquet, Junior-Senior Prom and end-of-year Awards Assembly. Grades
7-12 participate in the Academic Betterment Competition and science fairs with
students from other MAIS schools.