The Waterford School

1480 E 9400 S,
Sandy, UT, 84092-0840
Tel: (801)572-1780
Grades: PK - 12 | 926 students
The Waterford School is an independent school providing a liberal arts, college preparatory education, Preschool through Grade 12.
Exceptional faculty, rich curriculum, nurturing community and a beautiful 40 acre campus – This is Waterford.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 926 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade The Waterford School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 140 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP European History, AP French Language and Literature, AP Photography, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP United States History  
Average SAT score 1894
Average ACT score 28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(MillsWear uniform supplier)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,000
Tuition Notes This is the average tuition cost K-12. The complete tuition schedule is at http://waterfordschool.org/admissions/tuition/
% on Financial Aid 10%
Acceptance Rate 67%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Todd Winters
Admissions Associate Nicole Miranda

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
ClimbingCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Community Service, Outdoor Club, Ultimate Frisbee Outdoor Club, Community Service,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 10/21/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Intermountain Christian School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Of Cottonwood (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Of Cottonwood (0.5 miles away)
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  • Sandy Montessori Of Cottonwood
    Montessori School
    9269 Teal Cir
    Sandy , UT , 84093
    (801)733-9737
    Montessori School
    0.5  mi  |  15  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Sandy
    Grace Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1815 E 9800 S
    Sandy , UT , 84092
    (801)572-3793
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.8  mi  |  233  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Sandy
    Blessed Sacrament School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1745 East 9800 South
    Sandy , UT , 84092
    (801)572-5311
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.9  mi  |  264  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Salt Lake City Willow Creek Montessori
    Montessori School
    7839 Highland Dr
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84121
    (801)942-2929
    Montessori School
    2.4  mi  |  8  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Sandy Sandy KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    9165 South 1300 East
    Sandy , UT , 84094
    (801)572-1766
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2.4  mi  |  27  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 09, 2013 - This is an exceptional school. I''ve had my son here since he was just 3 years old. He has learned things I could have and would have never thought to teach him at such a tender age. He is now 5, and has a "homeroom", but yet moves from class to class as though he is a "big kid". His favorite is the science lab, although he loves computer class, art class, music, dance, etc. He can read, write and complete math problems well beyond a preschool level. He will be in kindergarten next year. I believe Waterford sets itself apart because despite the fact that most students here are able to read, write and complete math problems beyond their grade level...this school realizes eventually all students, no matter what school they attend, will learn the basics; It''s all kinds of other subjects in life that need to be explored and taught. Waterford is the best school in Utah. I cannot be happier for my son. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended May 21, 2012 - Waterford is extraordinary in so many ways. We feel so lucky that we have found the perfect place for our children. The community is diverse and welcoming, and the beautiful campus feels like a safe haven. I keep hearing stories from friends who have kids at other local schools -- they are dealing with bullying, teachers who are apathetic, kids who are apathetic and generally poor academics. We are having a completely different (and positive) experience at Waterford. My kids LOVE coming to school each day. They are taught by teachers who are exceptionally gifted and passionate about what they do. The kids who attend Waterford are hard-working and bright -- and being smart is accepted, even "cool". Most importantly, my kids love learning and are thriving. I am confident that when they graduate, they will be very well prepared for college and life. - Posted by Parent

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