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Recent News Articles

Class of 2021
Posted on Monday, June 7, 2021
Waterford School instills qualities of critical thought, curiosity, responsibility, and integrity as it helps students lay a foundation for college and beyond as they prepare to lead lives of meaning and purpose. Congratulations to the Class of 2021 for their accomplishments and extraordinary efforts as scholars, artists and athletes! Perhaps more important now than ever is the liberal arts curriculum and interactive learning environment that they have experienced at Waterford. These... Read More
Campus
Posted on Friday, June 4, 2021
Below you will find profiles of the talented new faculty who will join our learning community next fall. This new cohort is well-trained and brings a broad and deep experience to Waterford from around the country and right here in Utah. This large incoming group of faculty is reflective of Waterford's healthy and growing enrollment—ensuring high levels of teaching expertise and maintaining low student-faculty ratios.  We look forward to welcoming these new colleagues to Waterford later this... Read More
Commencement Ceremon
Posted on Friday, June 4, 2021
Read head of school Andrew Menke's opening remarks for the 34th Waterford School Commencement Ceremony. Please watch the full recording of Commencement 2021 below.   Good evening. It is my pleasure to welcome you, the Class of 2021, and your parents and special guests and all those family members, friends, and faculty and staff watching through live-stream to our 2021 Commencement Ceremony. I am so very excited to be back together again in this hallowed location on the quad to celebrate you... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Let's take a moment to celebrate all that we accomplished this year. We did it! We stayed in school throughout this wildly unique year, amidst a global pandemic. Our community worked together to stay healthy and safe, and to ensure that learning continued at Waterford. Thank you for your support, dedication, and resilience! #onewaterford
Class of 2021 Gift
Posted by Ann McCoy, Director of the Waterford Fund and Alumni Relations on Thursday, May 27, 2021
Class of 2021 Senior Gift Committee along with their faculty mentor , Heidi Somsen.    A longstanding tradition at Waterford is for seniors to unite and show the power of participation. From the bronze raven sculpture near the science building to the commemorative bell that we ring during the First Friday gathering, and the addition to Alumni Grove last spring, the senior gift is part of the legacy each Waterford graduating class leaves on our School.  This year is no different. As the... Read More
Liam Math Counts
Posted by Hiram Golze, Math Teacher and Math Counts Faculty Advisor on Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  A screenshot of the moment that Liam found out he took 3rd place in the nation!  Congratulations to students Kiran R. (VIII) and Liam R. (VI) for their incredible performance in the 2021 MATHCOUNTS National Competition! Selected as two of the four students representing the Utah team, Kiran and Liam anchored the team to its best ever placement.  Among the highlights: Both students earned $750 scholarships for qualifying for the national competition. Kiran was honored as one of eight... Read More
Cum Laude 2021
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021
On Wednesday, May 12, fifteen members of Waterford’s Class of 2021 were inducted into the Cum Laude Society — a century-old organization dedicated to the goal of recognizing and honoring true academic excellence. Its member institutions include the very finest independent schools in the country and around the world.  Each year, the Cum Laude selection committee aims to honor students who demonstrate true scholarship. Committee members look at a students’ academic records and students’... Read More
Class of 2021
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021
As taken from Head of School, Andrew Menke's welcoming remarks at the second annual Upper School Closing Awards Assembly. Good morning. Members of Class XI and XII, it’s so good to be with you—in person, and classes IX and X, thank you for joining us virtually. Welcome to this Upper School Awards Assembly, our 2nd ever, and the first last year done over Zoom. To parents who are with us, welcome to you as well. This is another historic moment in a string of momentous occasions for all of... Read More
speeches
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Class XI students and administrators listening to the persuasive speeches.  Ms. Jorgenson and Ms. Weidner hosted a Class IX English event in Waterford's Heuston Concert Hall earlier this term. Class IX studied Julius Caesar, with a focus on the classical modes of persuasion. The students' culminating project was to work with a group to write and deliver a persuasive speech.  This persuasive speech assignment asked students to reflect on the changes they experienced in learning during a... Read More
TarunM
Posted by Sari Rauscher, Director of College Counseling on Friday, May 14, 2021
Congratulations to Class XII student, Tarun M.—as a result of years of hard work and dedication to his academics, athletics, research, and service, he is the recipient of the below prestigious and highly competitive scholarship awards. Tarun entered Waterford strong in math and sciences, and he has been pushed and challenged by Waterford in these areas, but he credits his liberal arts experiences, including humanities and writing experiences at Waterford as additionally important to his success... Read More

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