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Welcome from the Head of School

Andrew Menke, Head of SchoolWelcome to the Waterford School!

I was drawn to Waterford the minute I stepped onto our beautiful 40-acre campus. I was compelled to lead Waterford after speaking to the students and faculty who bring life to our buildings. The joy of learning is evident in every conversation and classroom at Waterford. Each day, students are challenged, stretched and supported by their peers and teachers as they dive deeply into a challenging liberal arts curriculum.

At Waterford, students are asked to think critically, to take risks, and to pursue their passions in a safe and supportive environment. Our students take full advantage of the breadth of programs offered at Waterford; it is not uncommon to see a student toting a cello and lacrosse stick across the main quad, or the captain of the robotics team performing in the spring ballet.

From the first day of preschool to commencement, Waterford’s well-crafted vertical curriculum weaves diverse subjects into a meaningful educational journey that prepares students for higher education and an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Academics, fine arts, and athletics, however, are only part of the Waterford experience. Waterford is committed to the social and ethical development of its students, to developing habits not only of the mind, but of the heart. At Waterford, learning is accompanied by the responsibility to live a life dedicated to the improvement of self and others.

Waterford is a community of students, faculty, and parents. Here, learning occurs in the context of others, where ideas, thoughts, and voices are shared and exchanged. Every member of our community is valued as an independent thinker. Our extraordinary faculty are instrumental in guiding student learning and empowering students to become their own best teachers. The dynamic partnership between faculty and students enables our students to achieve academic excellence and develop a lifelong passion for knowledge.

I encourage you to truly experience this transformational learning community by paying a visit to our school. We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon.

Andrew Menke, Head of School