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National History Day Project Presentations
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018
Students present at the National History Day State competitionClass VIII, National History Day This past year, 50 Waterford Class VIII students participated in National History Day, joining 7500+ Utah students to produce a project on this year's theme. National History Day is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression. For over 30 years, National History Day has invited students in grades six through twelve to produce high quality... Read More
Waterford Summer Term in Olympic National Park
Posted by Christopher Watkins, Outdoor Program Director, as taken from The Waterford Summer Term Blog on Thursday, June 28, 2018
Thanks to the Outdoor Program Student Council, an incredible itinerary was prepared in Olympic National Park! The trip consisted of two, 6-day adventures in drastically different biodiverse regions. We started by backpacking from Rialto Beach on the west coast of the park, where the group explored astonishing tide pools and convoluted rock features. On day three, we journeyed to the southwestern shore of Lake Ozette then packrafted to the Erickson’s Bay backcountry campsite. After a day of... Read More
Jan Van Arsdel
Posted by Bella Thornton, Class XI, Communications Intern on Thursday, June 7, 2018
After teaching for thirty-seven years at Waterford School, Mr. Jan Van Arsdel is retiring. The setting of our conversation is hectic as Middle Schoolers run through the Concert Hall before their final exam, the last exam Mr. Van Arsdel will conduct as an educator. Mr. Van Arsdel, affectionately known as JVA, has taught AP US History, British Literature, and American Literature for over thirty years at Waterford. His students recently adorned his Humanities classroom with a brightly painted sign... Read More
Waterford School Class of 2018 is headed to top colleges and universities in the country.
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
The Waterford School Class of 2018 The Class of 2018 is prepared to excel in college and to adapt to an ever-changing world. Students credit their love of learning to the extraordinary breadth and depth of the Waterford college preparatory curriculum and programs, and the talented faculty who provide opportunities for each student to find and pursue their individual passions. The personal interest and attention given by the faculty helped each student succeed across a broad and demanding... Read More
Posted by Nancy Woller, Math Department Chair on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Across all divisions, Waterford math students had a very successful year! See results from the year below: Lower School 10 students competed in the Math Olympiads ( over the course of 5 months Waterford Elementary students competed in Utah's Mission Math Competition  Waterford School took 1st place Liam Reddy took 1st place in the 3rd grade level Clayton Wright and Kiran Reddy also placed in the 5th grade level Middle School Waterford's Middle... Read More
Posted by Deanna Williams, Class IV Teacher on Thursday, May 17, 2018
Ask any graduating Senior what they remember about fourth grade, and chances are you will hear the same answer from many of them: castle building, knighthood ceremony, World Fair, and the medieval feast and fair. These activities are planned as the culminating and crowning exercises for the larger units of Class IV studies in history. It is vital that history is engaging for Class IV students, and when events can be simulated and acted out, history becomes meaningful. In a recent book... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Zada Sheranian I am very excited to have the opportunity to speak to you today. Before I start I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have lived in the mountains of Utah my whole life. I am the oldest of three sibling and all of them are pretty feisty, especially the youngest one. I love to travel to warm places and I love to bake. I have attended Waterford since I was three years old, and it has been a wonderful experience for me to learn and grow, but today I would like to... Read More
Posted by Todd Winters, Director of Admissions on Friday, May 4, 2018
We are deeply appreciative of the ongoing advocacy and support for our admissions and outreach efforts. The School’s enrollment is healthy due, in part, to the work of our Parent Ambassadors in their admissions outreach and support of new families in their journey to Waterford. More broadly, each and every Waterford parent is an Ambassador and we are grateful for those of you who share your “Waterford Story” with prospective families. As a result, we continue to welcome remarkable new families... Read More
Posted by Bella Thornton, Class XI on Thursday, May 3, 2018
  The enemy of my enemy is my friend. A post shared by Alex Leo (@burgerchild) on Sep 26, 2015 at 4:39pm PDT Sitting between me and Alex Leo is the lunchroom lasagna. There are kids running around every corner, yelling on their way to the playground past my hastily set up interview station. “Have you heard of Bobby Flay?” Alex asks as he begins his story. No, I don't know Bobby Flay. I don’t know much about food in the first place. And yet, Alex’s passion for burgers transcends my... Read More
Waterford eight graders competed at Utah's National History Day competition.
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Waterford Class VIII students and Kristin South. For over 30 years, National History Day has invited students in grades six through twelve to produce high quality research-based projects in which they study a specific aspect of history -- ancient to modern, European, African, and beyond -- and create a presentation examining their topic through a specific theme. This year's theme, "Conflict and Compromise," could hardly be more timely as we are witnessing conflicts at home and abroad, and the... Read More