Waterford School offers many different opportunities to students as they discover their passions, intellectual capability, and character. The Class of 2020 has achieved success as learners, as athletes, as musicians, and as friends, and now they prepare to embark on college. 94% of the senior class applied priority or early to colleges, and while some schools will send news in January and February, we have great news thus far.
Friday, September 13 marked the Mid-Autumn Festival, a national holiday in China called, Zhōngqiūjié (中秋节). The date of the festival is tied to the lunar calendar in celebration of the harvest and is celebrated on the autumn full moon. The round moon is a symbol of harmony and unity.
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.
Over Waterford’s Spring Break, Utah held its State Mathcounts competition—one of the most competitive Middle School Math Contests in the country. Mathcounts is open for schools to send students from Grades 6-8.
Over spring break, nine Waterford students and three chaperones travelled to Kolkata, India.
A liberal arts education prepares students to adapt and thrive in a world of rapid change, cultivating the development of the whole person, while resisting premature specialization. In the World Languages Department, we take the liberal arts to heart—we believe that students can achieve high levels of proficiency in their chosen languages, and that in doing so, they should also become well-informed, culturally open-minded learners who are prepared for global responsibilities and community engagement.