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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
1480 East 9400 South
Sandy, UT 84093
Telephone
(801) 572-1780

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$24,430
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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The Waterford School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
36 responses
Average ACT
31
65 responses

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
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  • School Dances
    18%
  • Concerts
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Tail-Gate parties
    14%
  • Friday Night Live
    13%
  • Arts Week
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    966
    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

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    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
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $87,012
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,202
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $309,800
    National
    $184,700

    The Waterford School Reviews

    101 reviews
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    In Waterford, the campus is mind-blowing, the environment is kid friendly, the teachers are caring.
    The campus is like nothing I have ever seen. Not only is it like a college's, it is BEAUTIFUL! Waterford offers amazing activities too. They have soccer, basketball, and volleyball, cross country, and my personal favorite, they have something called outdoor. Being so close to big and little cottonwood canyon, you can rock climb, ski, snow shoe, sled, hike and more. Waterford offers so many varieties of sports and activities for students to participate in.
    Also, Waterford has an amazing academic program. Students have not only their core subjects, but they can take musical classes like chorus or for an instrument. They also offer a variety of arts like clay, photo and drawing.
    Here at Waterford, the teachers and students care. Teachers care for students safety and success. Students care to do well in classes.
    Overall, Waterford has much to offer to the student and their parent
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    Waterford is like my home away from home. There are so many opportunities to excel, and I have tried and loved so many things that I never thought I would ever do! You can learn things like dance, pottery, painting, any instrument, many sports, rock climbing, theater and photography! Also, their academics are fantastic, and the teachers are always eager to help you with something you don't understand. We are also taught things like mindfulness to help us with the stresses of everyday life.
    Six years ago I was searching for the best environment for my son to begin kindergarten. I attended several open houses and parent visit days at Waterford and other schools before making my final decision. I haven't regretted a minute of my past five years as a Waterford parent. On any given day I can walk down the hall passing by administration and teachers alike who always take a moment to greet my son and I with a genuine warm hello --using our names as they speak to us--they are truly family! I know my son is safe, cared for, happy and is learning in an incredible school. The level of education in lower school is just as valued and just as excellent and challenging as the upper school. My son loves to learn and he is thriving at Waterford. I look forward to the next six years as he continues his education at Waterford. Education is a priority to me, and a true liberal arts curriculum is difficult to find these days. I am honored to be part of the Waterford experience!