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Recent News Articles

Roman S. ’21
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021
Roman S. ’21, an incoming senior at Waterford School, has been selected as a senator for American Legion Boys Nation in the Washington, D.C. area, July 23-30.  Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development and a focus on Americanism. Roman attended Utah Boys State.  Roman is the quintessential Waterford student.  He is described by his teachers as an impressive and enthusiastic learner who is a joy to teach and a joy to know.  While he... Read More
Nancy Woller Teaching Math
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean on Wednesday, July 14, 2021
During these first few weeks of summer break, some of our excellent math faculty have been hard at work updating and enriching our math curriculum. Tom Brennan, Megan Orton, and Nancy Woller have been updating our approach to our Algebra 2 and Algebra 2 Honors courses to ensure deeper student learning and a stronger student experience for all enrolled in this important year of mathematical development.  Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, Waterford will offer a single course on Algebra 2... Read More
Resilience Helices
Posted by Dr. Melanie Battistone, Lower School Head & Assistant Head of School on Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Students showed their capacity for resilience in this year that stretched and challenged us.  As the dust settled after a year like no other, many of us are looking back to make sense out of one of the most challenging stretches we have experienced in our lifetime. Naturally, we want to understand the impact on our students, and what this means for them as they begin school this fall and their lives beyond. The answer lies not only in understanding what happened to us, but--more importantly... Read More
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
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
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
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

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