WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

ANDREW MENKE

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Waterford's Middle School program goes beyond academics and teaches students to tackle challenges with a growth mindset. I welcome you here to watch more on this page and see how the Waterford experience continues into Middle School to stimulate intellect, ignite passion and shape character. Below you will find information and talks with Waterford administrators, deans and faculty. We anticipate the material on this page to take approximately 28 minutes to watch.



CLASS V READINESS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

DR. MELANIE BATTISTONE

LOWER SCHOOL HEAD, ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL



MIDDLE SCHOOL & THE GROWTH MINDSET

Waterford's Middle School program is designed to challenge students academically and support them socially. A rich and lively environment, Middle School student are challenged, actively involved, and become confident in their abilities as lifelong learners.



THE MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

NANCY NEBEKER

MIDDLE/UPPER SCHOOL DEAN OF STUDENTS



REVIEW OF ACADEMIC PROGRAM & USE OF TECHNOLOGY

DR. BRANDON BENNETT

MIDDLE/UPPER SCHOOL HEAD, ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL



MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS

RYAN JUDD

ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR



Q&A.

We wish we could all be together for a hearty Q&A session where we have each of the members of the Waterford School team below available to answer and discuss any of the questions you might have. In lieu of being together, we invite you to submit any questions you may have, and we will direct this question to the person you list. You can expect an email response within 48 hours. 

  • Academic Program - Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean
  • Student Life & Extracurriculars - Nancy Nebeker, Dean of Students
  • Arts - Javen Tanner, Dean of Arts
  • Music Placement - Kathy Morris, Music Department Chair
  • Athletics - Ryan Judd, Associate Athletic Director
  • Scheduling - Amy Dolbin, Registrar
  • Student Support & Dean Program  - Shira Fagan, Current Class VI Dean
  • Academic Support/Tutoring - Liz Elggren, Tutor Program Director

If you are interested in learning more about the importance of Middle School, please refer to this online article. 



What if you had a crystal ball that would tell you what Middle School was like? What if you knew the problems you’d face, the skills you’d need and how to manage it all? Welcome to Success in Middle School camp. In this fun, week-long camp we will be focusing on the essential skills of Middle School, including organization, note-taking, planning, mindfulness, friendship, self advocacy and school resources. We’ll be learning all this through interactive activities, designed to help you build friendships and confidence. The week will include scavenger hunts, know-yourself quizzes, backpack makeovers, skits, and fun classroom teamwork activities. Come learn the secret to success in Middle School.