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Andrew Felsted, BSA
Posted by Missy & Erik Felsted on Friday, October 5, 2018
Andrew Felsted—Class XI and Heber City Scout, Joins Elite Club, Earning All BSA Merit Badges Andrew Felsted of Heber City recently joined a very elite group. Over its 108-year history, only about 300 youth have earned all of the Boy Scouts of America’s merit badges. In 2014, after reading an article about a scout who had accomplished this, 12-year-old Andrew set the same goal. Nearly five years, thousands of hours, and 138 merit badges later, 17-year-old Felsted has earned every merit badge... Read More
Waterford Students cleaning up Little Cottonwood Canyon
Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Waterford is fortunate to be situated minutes from the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Our location affords more than just the beauty of the mountains, it acts as an extension of our campus, and our Outdoor Program is one of the first programs to benefit. With access to the mountains, our students have the ability to participate in world-class skiing, rock climbing and hiking, minutes from our campus.  Waterford Students cleaning up Little Cottonwood Canyon in April 2018 What better... Read More
Waterford Lower School Outdoor Classroom Dedication
Posted by Waterford School, Sandy, UT - September 17 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Waterford students, parents, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the official dedication of the school’s newest learning space, the Lower School Outdoor Classroom.   The Outdoor Classroom’s dedication began the moment that our children set foot in the space and began their important and sacred work of play.  - Dr. Melanie Battistone, Lower School Head The construction of the classroom is an extraordinary milestone for the Waterford School, and is the result of the marvelous... Read More
Waterford Students at their University of Utah Presentations
Posted by Daniel Osipovitch, on Thursday, August 16, 2018
Jihu, Eliza, R.J. and Paige all Class of ’19 and Interns at the University of Utah in 2018The University of Utah Summer Research Program, in its 4th year running, had another amazing group of students participate with the internship this summer. The internship is coordinated with the Pharmacology Department at the University of Utah and is run by former Waterford parent and chair of the Pharmacology Department Karen Wilcox, along with professor William Crowley.  This incredible opportunity... Read More
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