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The Waterford admissions process is all about fit. Naturally, we want to see every student thrive at Waterford. Candidates to Waterford will demonstrate an interest in learning and a readiness to develop their talents. Students enrolled at Waterford will study, practice and achieve in an academic environment. Students will be ready to learn and to engage with the faculty in the process of learning.

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 School Year.
For information on the 2022-23 Admission openings, please call us at (801) 816-2203.
Please review all information on this page before starting an application.


Application Process

Overview

The Admissions Committee will carefully evaluate a student’s strengths as they relate to success at Waterford. To gauge a student’s ability and assess achievement admissions testing will be administered by the school. Consideration will also be given to a student’s previous academic record, teacher recommendations, progress in school, personal attributes, and special interests and talents.

Ultimately, Waterford is searching for curious and motivated students from all backgrounds who:

  • Understand the value of persistence and hard work
  • Show a natural aptitude for academics, art, music, dance, and/or athletics
  • Enjoy challenges and receive satisfaction from setting and meeting ambitious goals
  • Thrive in environments where curiosity and enthusiasm are appreciated and rewarded
  • Display unusual curiosity about themselves, others and the world around them
  • Plan on attending a reputable college

We highly encourage you to apply for admission if your child possesses these qualities.

Once you have determined that Waterford is a good fit, we invite you to begin the process by completing the Application for Admission

How to Apply

1. Complete Parent/Student Campus Tour & Visit

Use our online form to schedule a visit.

2. Complete Application

3. Complete the checklist items in the Admissions Portal

FOR PREK AND KINDERGARTEN
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Health Forms
  • Birth Certificate
  • Speech and Language Development Survey
  • Teacher Recommendation
FOR LOWER SCHOOL (CLASSES I-V)
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Health Forms
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Progress Reports
FOR MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL (CLASSES VI-XII)
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Health Forms
  • English Teacher Recommendation
  • Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Report Cards & Transcripts
  • Student Questionnaire
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Review additional information here.

4. Complete Student Visit & Evaluation

The Admission Office will schedule this visit.

FOR PREK AND KINDERGARTEN

During this visit, the appropriate grade-level teacher will evaluate and observe your child. The evaluation will include both small group and individual activities.

FOR LOWER, MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL

During this visit, your child will complete a comprehensive reading and literacy evaluation and math survey.

School Visit

All applicants and their parents/guardians should visit the school. This important part of the admissions process allows the school and family to become a better acquainted. During the visit, the applicant will tour the campus and visit classes. You will also have the opportunity to visit classes in session and meet faculty and students. Please call the Admissions Office to schedule this visit or plan your personalized visit by completing the online form.

Evaluation and Testing

All applicants are evaluated to assess readiness and scholastic achievement. Applicants for PreK and Kindergarten will be evaluated by the appropriate grade-level teachers. Applicants for Classes I – XII will be evaluated in reading and math by specialists from the school’s learning center. The Admissions Office will call to schedule a time for the evaluation.

Diversity & Nondiscrimination Policies

The Waterford School recognizes that the intellectual curiosity and self-reflection it desires from its students can best be accomplished in an environment that contains multiple points of view engendered by diverse life experiences. Toward that end, the School has established policies designed to attract and retain faculty, students and families who represent socio-economic and ethnic diversity.

The Waterford School admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Waterford School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in administration of its educational policies, admissions and financial aid policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

30% of Waterford students
identify as
students of color

28
Waterford average
composite ACT score

The Utah average is 20.4. Seventy percent of Waterford students meet the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, compared to only 23% of all Utah students. The ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are predictors of high probability of success in college-level courses.

2023-24 School Year

PRIORITY ADMISSION DEADLINE
January 31, 2023

REGULAR ADMISSION DEADLINE
March 1, 2023

APPLICATION FEE
$50.00


Applications received after the priority deadline will be placed into the Wait Pool in those classes where enrollment targets have been achieved. If/when a space becomes available, the applicant will then complete the balance of the admission process.