Waterford School

Waterford School is an independent school offering classes pre-k through grade twelve, located in Sandy, Utah, United States. Founded in 1981 by Nancy and Dustin Heuston, The Waterford School was originally established as a non-tuition, research school, pairing a classical liberal arts education with the benefits of the latest computer technology. In 1986, Waterford moved from its rented campus in Provo, UT to a new campus in Sandy, UT where you find it today. Nancy Heuston served as the founding Head from 1981-2015. in 2015, Andrew Menke became the second head of school.

The Waterford School
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Address
1480 East 9400 South

,
84093

United States
Information
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Established1981
PrincipalAndrew Menke
GradesPreK12
Enrollment920 (2017) (2017)
Color(s)Navy, Maroon            
MascotRaven
AccreditationNorthwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
Tuition$6,500-$21,825
Website
The Waterford School Seal

In addition to academics, Waterford School has an arts program including photography, studio art, music and dance as well as a sports program which offers lacrosse, soccer, crew, basketball, volleyball, track, cross country, racquetball, tennis and golf. The school participates in the Utah High School Activities Association Division IIA. The school holds State Championship titles in men's lacrosse (2003, 2004, 2006)[citation needed], women's lacrosse (2011),[1] men's soccer (2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014),[2] women's soccer (1994,1996,2006,2008,2011,2012),[3] men's basketball (2002),[4] women's cross country (2004),[5] men's tennis (2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017),[6] women's tennis (2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2016),[7] and men's golf (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004).[8]

In 2014, The Washington Post[9] named Utah's Most Challenging School[10] to be the Waterford School. According to the Post, the qualifications of the distinction of "America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year." The Deseret News[11] reported from Todd Winters, Dean of Admissions at the Waterford School, "the staff and administration are delighted by the recognition. But he added that the rankings, like any evaluation of school performance, are based on a narrow set of criteria and do not necessarily tell a full story." The Deseret News additionally quoted Winters himself, saying, "'Our mission as a rigorous college preparatory school would draw students that are college bound and have high aspirations for doing college-level work while they’re in high school. I think in the end, ratings should be looked at very carefully as just that, it’s one index that pulls together one or two sources of data and conclusions are made.'"

The Waterford School is fully accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).[12] It is also accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS),[13] and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).[14]

There have been a few notable students that have graduated from The Waterford School (e.g. Sawyer Brooks, a Nasa Robotics Engineer; Lorna Balfour, an Emmy Award-Winning producer; Patrick Randak, a professional photographer in New York City; and George Matus, creator and founder of Teal Drones.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Utah Lacrosse News. "Waterford Claims Their First State Championship". Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  2. ^ UHSAA. "UHSAA Sports Record Book: Boys Soccer" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  3. ^ UHSAA. "UHSAA Sports Record Book: Girls Soccer" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  4. ^ UHSAA. "UHSAA Sports Record Book: Boys Basketball" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  5. ^ UHSAA. "UHSAA Sports Record Book: Girls Cross Country" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  6. ^ UHSAA. "UHSAA Sports Record Book: Boys Tennis" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  7. ^ UHSAA. "UHSAA Sports Record Book: Girls Tennis" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  8. ^ UHSAA. "UHSAA Sports Record Book: Boys Golf" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  9. ^ "U.S. high school rankings by state — Most challenging schools". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  10. ^ "U.S. high school rankings by state — Most challenging schools". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  11. ^ Wood, Benjamin (2014-04-09). "Waterford School named Utah's 'Most Challenging' by Washington Post". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  12. ^ AdvancED. "The Waterford School". Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  13. ^ Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools. "The Waterford School". Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  14. ^ National Association of Independent Schools. "The Waterford School". Retrieved 2014-08-23.

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