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

A student/teacher ratio of 6/1

An extended school day and school year

No excuses, no compromises, no short-cuts


A safe, nurturing environment; a rigorous, challenging academic curriculum; a strong focus on developing character; an outstanding faculty; financial aid scholarship grants; and an integrated fine arts program are only a few of the features that make Waterside School a unique and special place for children.