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Recent News Articles

Class XII River Trip
Posted by Katie Riley ’19 on Friday, June 7, 2019
The senior river trip for Waterford’s Class of 2019 was a chance to forget about as well as ponder our impending graduation. A half-day ride on a Le Bus brought us down to Dewy Bridge to meet our guide company. After loading personal gear into dry bags and a full spread for lunch, we made our way down to the banks of the Green River where we split into five big, yellow rafts and ten blue, two-person duckies. Immediately when we pushed off into the current, battle ensued. We all seemed to... Read More
Class of 2019 Senior Gift
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Class XII Dean and English Teacher on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Each year, the seniors at Waterford give a gift to the school. Previous gifts have been trees, scholarship funds, benches … the class of 2019 wanted to stand out a bit. And they were successful in this! This year’s senior gift is hard to miss. Take a stroll through the 600s building and you will see it: A large (8’  x 24’) mural designed in collaboration with local artist Ruel Brown. This mural is the product of a long process. In the fall students brainstormed different options (see... Read More
Matthew Adams
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019
We are excited to introduce new faculty that will join us on campus this summer and fall. Waterford faculty is composed of passionate and dedicated educators—experts in their fields. They are exceptional individuals who deliver on the Waterford mission and embody the Waterford core values, and the new faculty and staff members are anxious and prepared to join the Waterford family.  MATTHEW ADAMS - English Teacher Mr. Adams joins us in the English Department from San Diego, California, where... Read More
Waterford Women's Crew - Spring 2019
Posted by Craig Morris, Director of Athletics on Friday, May 24, 2019
WOMEN’S CREW: The team had an incredible group of novice girls!  10 novices, a lot of whom were chasing down the varsity with their erg times, to make the entire team so much stronger. At the Brine Shrimp Sprints, they had a great showing with wins by varsity women’s double, women’s novice quad, mixed doubles, and men’s single. Overall, it was a great season. Congratulations to all of the rowers for sticking with it, and thank you to the parents for their support.  The team would also like to... Read More
Alex L. ’19
Posted by Sari Rauscher, Director of College Counseling on Thursday, May 23, 2019
Throughout a student's time at Waterford School, many opportunities are available to discover and ignite their passions as they grow as learners and people. The Class of 2019 achieved success in the classroom, on the athletic fields, in the art studio, and on the stage; now they prepare to pursue lives of meaning and purpose in college and beyond. Congratulations to our senior class who are all committed to attend colleges and universities which will continue their growth and education! It has... Read More
Jay Beck
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The faculty and staff make Waterford School a wonderfully unique and exceptional place where students are inspired and shaped—the school is guided towards its mission of providing students with a world-class liberal arts education, by our talented faculty and staff. As the 2018-19 school year comes to a close, we take a moment to recognize and thank those members who are retiring, moving or pursuing new passions.   JAY BECK (retiring) 29 years - LS Music Teacher After 29 years of bringing... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Waterford students are athletes, musicians and artists. This year, several Class XII students have been honored for their academic excellence in the classroom as well as in athletic or fine arts competitions by The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA). The UHSAA is the leadership organization for high school athletic and fine arts activities in Utah. The belief of the UHSAA is these activities are an essential part of the high school experience and further academic performance while... Read More
Portland 2017 with Samantha Macfarlane
Posted by Suzanne Conine on Monday, May 6, 2019
Waterford would like to take a moment to honor Suzanne Conine for her 20+ years of successful participation in NCECA conferences and exhibitions. Suzanne has quietly, yet confidently put her ceramic program and Waterford School on the national map as one of the best around. Her outstanding efforts have had a life changing impact on her students and have inspired her colleagues. We asked Suzanne to share her experience and success with NCECA over the last 20 years. Congratulations, Suzanne!... Read More
Posted by Ginny Vierra, Class XII Parent on Friday, May 3, 2019
A beloved tradition at Waterford, Class XII parents are honored at the final Parent Association Meeting of the year . The involvement of parents is essential to the growth and success of their students at Waterford. At this final PA meeting, a Class XII parent is invited to speak, and this year, Ginny Vierra, parent of Isaiah ’16 and Jake ’19, spoke of lessons learned and the meaning of Waterford.  Good Morning, it is nice to be here with you today.  I am Ginny Vierra, mother of Jake, a... Read More
Head of School for a Day 1
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
This year’s Founders Gala, Under the Stars, was an entertaining and successful evening for Waterford School. Our community came together to surpass our goal! In addition to the live auction, paddle raise, and sign-up parties, there was an exciting raffle with a wide variety of appealing offerings.   One of these raffle items was the opportunity to be Head of School for the Day: The student recipient in Lower School would greet students, run an assembly, check in on classrooms, and be the boss... Read More

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