|Beyond the classroom, the athletic fields, and the arts studios, students are engaged in a variety of activities and opportunities that enrich the Marlborough experience. |
Honors Research in Science
The Leonetti O’Connell Family Honors Research in Science Program is based on the principle of providing opportunities to practice “real world science in a real world research environment.” The Program is a testament to the School’s commitment to guide girls more effectively from advanced high school science courses to careers in science by imparting “hands-on science” knowledge in laboratory settings to 11th and 12th graders.
Honors Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
The Honors Research in Humanities and Social Sciences Program offers Marlborough students the opportunity to do extensive, individualized, and sustained research on topics that lie beyond the scope of our traditional curriculum. The Program affords 11th and 12th graders opportunities to spend a year or more defining, designing, and conducting original research, while working with leading professionals in disciplines such as psychology, law, history, anthropology, urban planning, and architecture.
The Guerin Prize
The Guerin Prize, established in 1999, offers members of Marlborough's Junior Class an opportunity to write a competitive essay about the living American whom they most admire. The winner of the Guerin Prize is provided the unique and special opportunity to meet the subject of her essay. Read more...
Guerin Visiting Scholars Program
In 1983, a gift from the Guerin Family Foundation established the Guerin Visiting Scholars Program, making it possible for faculty members to bring to campus men and women who are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Their visits include hands-on work with students, a presentation at an All-School Meeting, and often an evening event open to the community.Read more...
Created in 1989, and named after Marlborough founder Mary Caswell, the Caswell Scholars Program presents Marlborough students with a unique and distinctive learning experience during their secondary school years.
In 2006-2007, a committee, with the approval of Educational Council and the Head of School, introduced a re-envisioned Program featuring a series of sessions intended to enhance the curriculum for students in grades 9-11. Sessions are available three times during the year, and a student must participate in two trimester sessions each year in grades 9-11 in order to complete the Program and be recognized as a Caswell Scholar. Caswell Scholars in 9th and 10th Grade courses focus on discovering, developing, and pursuing individual interests outside of the traditional classroom, while 11th graders develop leadership and public speaking skills. The goal is to meet the interests of our students and extend their personal as well as intellectual growth.
Established in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is an interscholastic fraternity that recognizes superior academic achievement. The society, modeled after Phi Beta Kappa, was founded to encourage scholarship in secondary schools. New members are elected by the current members of the School's chapter and are inducted in the spring of each year. The juniors and seniors who become members of the Society comprise approximately the top fifth of the class academically. They are charged with the responsibility to make a contribution to the ongoing search for greater understanding of humanity and society.
CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION (CSF)
CSF, the oldest honor society for California high school students, installed its Marlborough Chapter in 1921. The motto of CSF is "Scholarship for Service" and the seal of the Federation bearing the symbol of the "Book of Knowledge" is in the ARC. Responsibilities of members include tutoring in the CSF tutoring program. Participation in CSF is determined by grades from the previous semester. Read membership qualifications here.