The Waterside School opened with twenty-seven students, a handful of teachers and an ambition bold and timely. Now spanning seven grades, with over one forty hundred students and a teaching faculty of thirty, the School has grown larger, stronger and better. The dream of all that might be has become a working reality and the successes on every front have provided fitting testament to the worthiness and sustainability of the effort, the promise of the children served and the herculean efforts of all committed and involved. The School is blessed with visionary leadership, a socio-economically and culturally diverse student body, a talented and passionate teaching faculty, an involved parent body and the generous support of the greater community. In the culture that is Waterside, one both singular and inspiring, the promise of every child is respected and honored and all that are a part of the School are challenged to strive to the highest academic and personal standards.
Waterside School is a co-educational PK-5th Grade independent school serving children and families regardless of limitations in income or circumstance. The School attracts and inspires students of academic promise and families deeply invested in their children’s success.
The School works to instill in its students a belief in their own worth, to cultivate in each a commitment to academic excellence, and to ensure the fullest development of every child’s character. Through a rigorous program of study and experience, the School empowers its students with the knowledge, skills and virtues required to enable them to excel as students, to gain access to superior academic opportunities, and to go forward to become the leaders of tomorrow.
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Student Teacher Ratio
7 : 1
48% Male / 52% Female
Percentage of Student Body
Black or African American
Head of School
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