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Notes for Prospective Students
- The Waterford School provides every student with a rich and
unified educational experience that begins in pre-school and
culminates fourteen years later at Commencement.
- Over the course of those many years, curiosity, a love of
learning, academic abilities, and unique talents are carefully
nourished until students develop into well-educated, well-rounded,
and productive young adults who are prepared for college and
equipped to lead happy and meaningful lives.
- The Waterford experience affects and enhances aspects of a
childs life, through every stage of development.
teachers with impressive qualifications teach students to think
clearly and critically about themselves and the world around them.
Diverse subjects and a rigorous curriculum are integrated into a
meaningful tapestry of knowledge.
And a broad range of activities
and programs, from music, theater, and dance to international
travel and competitive sports, enables students to explore their
interests, form lifelong friendships, and develop unique
At Waterford, these elements combine to create an environment
where learning becomes an adventure rather than a chore.
academic excellence becomes a natural byproduct of a deep passion
And where academics, fine arts, sports, and social
development become parts of a unified and meaningful whole.
A message and invitation from Waterford Head of School - Nancy
Heuston: People often ask me to describe the essence of The
This is not an easy question - the answer is
surprisingly nuanced and complex.
Of course, it is simple enough to
talk about our exceptional faculty, outstanding facilities and
programs, and rigorous academic standards.
It is certainly no
secret that Waterford students consistently excel at many of the
finest colleges and universities.
And it is not particularly
difficult to outline the benefits of our educational philosophy,
which is firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition.
true essence of Waterford goes beyond these.
It includes a unique
passion for knowledge that our students and teachers bring with
them to school every day.
It embodies an intense curiosity and
thrill of discovery that encompasses classrooms and hallways.
it embraces a commitment to excellence that motivates each
Waterford parent, teacher, and student.
Perhaps the only way to
truly understand the essence of Waterford School is to experience
From the moment you set foot on our campus, you will begin to sense
the passion and commitment that define our school.
As you observe
our teachers and students, you will see the advantages of an
educational philosophy that combines academic excellence with
natural curiosity and a profound love of learning and knowledge.
And as you watch your own children develop into complete, well
educated, and purposeful adults, you will fully recognize the
immeasurable value The Waterford School can offer your family.
invite you to visit the school and discover this remarkable essence
Learn how Waterford can transform and enrich your the
life of your child.