WATERFORD RISING



Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future


Since its founding in 1981 by Nancy and Dusty Heuston, Waterford School has boldly pursued the idealism of an educational experience that prepares students to lead lives of meaning and purpose. In a world more interdependent and interconnected than at any time in human history, our new strategic plan – Waterford Rising: Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future – affirms our commitment to the breadth of the liberal arts experience and its profound durability to stimulate intellect, ignite passion, shape character, and inspire a life-long love of learning.

As you review the strategic plan, you will learn about our aspirations to improve key elements of the student experience both in and out of the classroom, to more comprehensively support our extraordinary teaching faculty, and to attend to stewardship and our fiscal health ensuring the ongoing vitality of the school we love.

A Waterford education trains students to adapt and thrive in a world of rapid and accelerating change. With our continued work, it is our goal that each of our graduates leave with the deep awareness to share their learning, engage their communities with curiosity, and ultimately embrace their responsibilities as citizens in a global society. We are delighted to share our ambitions with you, and invite you to join us on a journey that will advance Waterford School in the years to come.

Yours in partnership, Andrew Menke, Head of School


Strategic Plan Updates:

December 17, 2018: Update I by Andrew Menke, Head of School

April 29, 2019: Update II by Andrew Menke, Head of School

October 28, 2019: Update III by Andrew Menke, Head of School

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
VISION

We inspire individuals to pursue lives of meaning and purpose.

WHAT WE DO
MISSION

We provide students with a world-class liberal arts education that stimulates intellect, ignites passion, and shapes character.

IDEALS WE LIVE BY
CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE
RESPONSIBILITY
CURIOSITY
CARING

GOALS & STRATEGIC PRIORITIES


  • Establish Waterford as a preeminent national leader in the theory and practice of liberal arts teaching.
  • Define a shared understanding of the liberal arts that informs a vertically aligned curriculum and consistent teaching methodology.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive  system of a teacher evaluation, professional development and competitive compensation.
  • Explore opportunities for growth and continuous renewal of the teaching faculty.