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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

On August 31, Lower School students returned to campus learning in a five day each week model in grade level and class cohorts, and Middle and Upper School students returned in a hybrid model, rotating ½ of the students on campus and ½ in concurrent learning at home. Check out the 10 strategies and commitments that have allowed Waterford School to safely deliver on its mission. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A+

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Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
No data available  

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,390
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid
$13,000
From The Waterford School

Student learning is Waterford School’s reason for being. Since its founding, the School has instilled habits of independent thought, critical thinking, responsibility, passionate learning, and service to others. Waterford School’s program provides a strong foundation distinguished by a rich curriculum, an outstanding faculty, and a deep commitment to student growth. The learning environment is caring, nurturing, and inspiring, and the campus culture prepares students to pursue lives of meaning and purpose. Waterford delivers a world-class liberal arts education that stimulates intellect, ignites passion, and shapes character.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1390
43 responses
Average ACT
31
78 responses

Explore the Early Childhood Program

Waterford’s Early Childhood Program is child-centered, developmentally responsive, and incorporates an emergent curriculum through which child-led questions shape ideas and learning. Our rich preschool curriculum ignites a passion for the arts through engagement in music, visual art, movement, and dance. Students become young mathematicians, readers, musicians, artists, dancers, and scientists.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
  • School Dances
    18%
  • Concerts
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Tail-Gate parties
    14%
  • Friday Night Live
    13%
  • Arts Week
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

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Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
973
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 21 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 21 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$14,470
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 23 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 23 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 23 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 18 responses

Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$94,018
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,305
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$356,500
National
$217,500

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