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Character Matters

Waterford cares about character.

At Waterford, education doesn't stop at academics. We know empathy and kindness can be taught. That's why Waterford integrates social-emotional learning into its rich curriculum across all divisions. Our exceptional teachers are invested in developing the whole child; Waterford graduates are not only scholars, but citizens of the world. Waterford teachers know their students personally and challenge students to be their best selves, inside and outside the classroom.

See how Waterford is changing the lives of its students through character education.

Middle School & the Growth Mindset

Dean of Students Nancy Nebeker brings mindfulness and a growth mindset to Middle School. 

Beyond Academics

Dana Carlson was looking for the best education for her daughter when her family relocated to Salt Lake City from Chicago. Many schools offered a great academic program, but Dana was most impressed with Waterford's commitment to character development. She was so compelled by Waterford's philosophy that she became a Waterford Class III teacher.​