Waterside School is a co-educational JK-5th Grade independent school serving children and families regardless of limitations in income or circumstance.
The School attracts and inspires students of academic promise and families deeply invested in their children`s success.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Enrollment: 141 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,000
  • Acceptance rate: 28%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Waterside School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded
2001
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
141 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
84%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Waterside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
blue sweater, white collared shirt, khaki or blue pants/skirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Please note that tuition is set on a sliding scale according to each family's ability to pay. The average tuition paid by a Waterside family is $1,900.00.
Acceptance Rate
28%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Aundrea Tabbs-Smith
Admissions Associate
Lauren Dupree

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Newspaper, Robotics Club, Science Club, Yoga, Zumba Fitness

Arts and Music Programs:
Ballet, Music Lessons, Theatre

School Notes

  • The Waterside School opened with twenty-seven students, a handful of teachers and an ambition bold and timely. Now spanning six grades, with one hundred and forty-one students and a teaching faculty of twenty-four, the School has grown larger, stronger and better.The dream of all that might be has become a working reality and the successes on every front have provided fitting testament to the worthiness and sustainability of the effort, the promise of the children served and the herculean efforts of all committed and involved.The School is blessed with visionary leadership, a socio-economically and culturally diverse student body, a talented and passionate teaching faculty, an involved parent body and the generous support of the greater community.In the culture that is Waterside, one both singular and inspiring, the promise of every child is respected and honored and all that are a part of the School are challenged to strive to the highest academic and personal standards.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Waterside School cost?

Waterside School's tuition is approximately $27,000 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Waterside School?

The acceptance rate of Waterside School is 28%, which is lower than the national average of 68%. Waterside School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Connecticut with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Waterside School offer?

Waterside School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Ice Hockey, Soccer and Swimming.

What is Waterside School's ranking?

Waterside School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of students of color.

When is the application deadline for Waterside School?

The application deadline for Waterside School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Enrollment: 141 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,000
  • Acceptance rate: 28%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $19,830 for elementary schools and $29,356 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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