Our Teaching Culture

In the culture that is Waterside, one both singular and inspiring, the promise of every child is honored and all that are a part of the School are challenged to strive to the highest academic and personal standards. Guiding the School's efforts is a clear set of pillars - both structural and philosophical - that define and describe program, place and process -

  • An overarching emphasis on academic achievement and character development

  • A culture of high expectations and unyielding standards

  • A learning environment of purpose and joy, commitment and compassion

  • A focus on the individual student and his/her full intellectual, physical, personal and moral growth

  • A commitment of investment and involvement from every family

  • Small class size allowing for a student/teacher ratio of 10/1

  • An extended school day and school year

  • No excuses, no compromises, no short-cuts