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Recent News Articles

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Following the launch of the public phase of Waterford Rises on April 8th, the campaign has continued to gather momentum and support.  The campaign has now raised an incredible $26.3 million and is aiming to push well beyond the target of $27 million. All support is critically important and will go directly toward the development of critical infrastructure projects to transform our campus and shape Waterford School for generations to come. Work has gathered pace since the first ceremonial... Read More
Campus
Posted on Monday, July 11, 2022
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
Dustin and Nancy Heuston
Posted by Charles Rosett, English Teacher on Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Dr. Dustin Hull Heuston at his home in Sandy on Sunday, June 19. Without Dusty's expansive vision, deep humanity, and decades-long commitment to excellence in education, Waterford School as we know it would not exist. In addition, far beyond the Sandy campus, today children all over the world benefit from early learning software and the Waterford Upstart program created by the Waterford Institute, which Dusty founded and then directed for... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Sandy, UT—Dustin Hull Heuston passed away at his Sandy home amidst the family he spent his life loving and serving on Father's Day, June 19, 2022. He was born April 24, 1932 in Greenwich Village, New York, to Patricia and Harold Zell Heuston, later moving to Riverdale and then Garrison with his family. After graduating from the Mount Hermon School for Boys and Hamilton College, he served as an Air Intelligence Officer in the Navy, where his dear friend Chuck Turner introduced him to the Book of... Read More
Class of 2021
Posted on Friday, June 3, 2022
  Read Associate Head of School Brandon Bennett's opening remarks for the 35th Waterford School Commencement Ceremony.  So…Class of 2022, this beautiful campus, this beautiful night is for you.  As we bring this special 40th anniversary year to a close, it is fitting that we are celebrating a truly exceptional Class, a truly exceptional group of young people. Excellence has been our anniversary theme this year, and shortly, continuing a Waterford tradition that dates back to the very... Read More
Class VIII
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022
On Tuesday, May 24, 83 members of Waterford’s Class of 2026 celebrated the culmination of their time as Middle School students with the tradition of their Closing Assembly. This Assembly includes talks from Head of School Andrew Menke, two student representatives—Henry M. and Dalloway S., and a message from their Upper School Dean Erica Cooper.  Read their talks below, as well as see pictures from receiving their Class VIII caps.  Head of School Remarks, Andrew Menke It is a great... Read More
Diya G.
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Waterford School Student, Diya G. ’22 Selected as 2022 Bank of America Student Leader. Diya is joining more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors this summer to focus on civic engagement, mentorship, leadership skills, and building financial know-how. Through the Student Leaders program, students will have opportunities to gain insights through an eight-week paid internship, working closely with Fourth Street Clinic and the Governor’s STEM Action Center to develop... Read More
Teru Miyashima
Posted by Kimi Miyashima ’09, College Counselor and Soccer Coach on Friday, May 6, 2022
Good morning everyone. Thank you for allowing me a few minutes to say hello, frame Allyship Week and why it means so much to me. First of all, I’m Ms. Miyashima. Most of you know me, and if you don’t, hello! Some of you know me as a PE, Wellness or Weights teacher, some know me as a College Counselor, you might know me as a Soccer Coach, and you all definitely know that I’m an Alumni (I can’t wait for Class XII to join me and acquire the “alumni” title in a month).  I know our school well and... Read More
Science Olympiads
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
It was an exciting month for the Waterford Science Department, the school broke ground on the construction for a new Science Center, the Science Olympiad team competed at the state competition, and the Robotics team traveled to Houston, Texas for the Worlds competition.  It is exciting to see the many incredible ways our students and faculty continue to push themselves and the school towards excellence every day! ROBOTICS TEAM Additionally, the Waterford Upper School Robotics Team wrapped... Read More
Cum Laude Society 2022
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
On Thursday, April 21, sixteen members of Waterford’s Class of 2022 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

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