The School was founded on the belief that the true measure of a child is not to be found in what he is given but rather in what he has worked to overcome; the belief that talent, hard work and character not circumstance should ultimately determine every child’s destiny; and the welcome lesson that the Dream, one uniquely American, is alive and well, here and now, with us and with ours.
Independent Junior Kindergarten through Fifth Grade day school providing a rigorous academic and moral education regardless of income or circumstance.
Blending the important lessons of the classroom with
the requisite lessons of character and the lasting lessons of the heart.
The School's Beliefs
FAMILIES RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID
COUNTRIES REPRESENTED BY STUDENT BODY
FACULTY TO STUDENT RATIO
Average class size
Faculty full time members
Minimum hours each parent volunteers in a School year
Alumni Spotlight: The Ramos Siblings
Waterside is known for having accomplished alumni due to their foundational education and the support they receive post-graduation from the School. Today, we’d like for you to meet Chris and Clea Ramos. Today, Chris is serving the US Navy and his sister, Clea, is recently completed her sophomore year at Bucknell University.
Return of the International Festival
A little rain couldn’t dampen the excitement of the Waterside community as we celebrated the return of the International Festival on Saturday, April 29. Students, families, and friends gathered to highlight the more than 40 nations that make up our student body.
Alumni Spotlight: Jennafer Washington ’12
Jennafer Washington, Class of 2012, is a junior at Drexel University majoring in Global Studies with a double minor in French and Spanish. Currently, she is in Drexel's Undergraduate Cooperative Education Program as a Program Assistant at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression in Philadelphia.
Alumni Spotlight: Lexi DuPree ’10
Lexi DuPree, Class of 2010, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clark Atlanta University in 2021 with a major in Elementary Education. She currently works as a teacher at a school with a similar mission to Waterside in Atlanta, Georgia and will begin graduate school this summer to pursue a Masters in Elementary Education.
Of those in the School's last ten graduating classes have earned admission and scholarships to leading independent schools
Of the high school Class of 2020 are currently attending four-year colleges and universities
Of those are enrolled at colleges and universities ranked most or highly competitive