The School strives to open doors to opportunity and paths to possibility for its graduates. Telling in measure of that effort is the School’s success in helping its graduates to and through college and onto lives of genuine and generous success.
Challenging in that effort are the harsh realities.

The reality – among young Americans whose parents did not graduate from college only 5 percent will graduate from college themselves.

The reality – evidence strongly indicates that students from lower income backgrounds will have far better life outcomes if able to attend colleges that are selective and well resourced. The School’s success has provided comfort in the face of those and other harsh realities.

In success – 93% of Waterside graduates (Class of 2008 - 2013) are currently attending or have earned admission to selective colleges and universities.

Colleges that Waterside School alumni have graduated from or are currently attending

Most Competitive
Boston College
Bowdoin College
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Emory University
George Washington University
Hamilton College
Johns Hopkins University
Middlebury College
New York University
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Pomona College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stanford University
Trinity College
Tufts University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
Villanova University
Wesleyan University

Highly Competitive
American University
Bard College
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Brandeis University
College of Wooster
Drexel University
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Illinois Institute of Technology
Marist College
Providence College
Santa Clara University
Skidmore College
Syracuse University
Temple University
The New School
Union College
University of Central Florida
University of Connecticut
University of Richmond
Virginia Tech
Washington & Jefferson College
Wheaton College

Very Competitive
The American Musical & Dramatic Academy
Florida Atlantic University
Howard University
Ithaca College
Manhattanville College
Nazareth College
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
Southern Wesleyan University
Springfield College
University of South Florida

Arizona State University
Bowie State University
Clark Atlanta University
Clayton State University
Culinary Institute of America
Dominican College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Housatonic Community College
Iona College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Mitchell College
Norwalk Community College
North Carolina State University
Salve Regina University
St. John’s University
St. Peter’s University
Southern Connecticut State University
University of Arizona
University of the Arts
University of Hartford
University of New Haven (Business School)
Western Connecticut State University