Waterside School


Type of School            PreK-5 independent elementary school for underserved children in Stamford, CT

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Number of Students     155

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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:" times="" new="" roman""="">The Waterside School opened its doors to its children and the Stamford community on September 12, 2001 and since then has grown into a model of academic excellence.  Waterside 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 inspiring culture that is Waterside, the promise of every child is respected and honored and everyone involved in the School is challenged to strive to the highest academic and personal standards.

Guiding the School's efforts is a clear set of pillars that define and describe the program, place and process:<o:p></o:p>

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">      An overarching emphasis on academic achievement and character development<o:p></o:p>

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">      A culture of high expectations and unyielding standards<o:p></o:p>

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">      A learning environment of purpose and joy, commitment and compassion<o:p></o:p>

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">      A focus on the individual student and his/her full intellectual, physical, personal and moral growth<o:p></o:p>

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">      A commitment of investment and involvement from every family<o:p></o:p>

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">      Small class size allowing for a student/teacher ratio of 8-1<o:p></o:p>

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">      An extended school day and school year<o:p></o:p>

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">      No excuses, no compromises, no short-cuts <o:p></o:p>

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Waterside’s mission is “to provide children too often underserved access to opportunities for educational and personal excellence and to prepare them in time for positions of leadership and responsibility”. With a student enrollment that is 90% African American and Latino and funded primarily by generous support from local corporate and individual donors, Waterside is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools. Every year, most of Waterside’s graduates gain admission to competitive independent schools in the area.<o:p></o:p>




Organization Name: Waterside School
Address 1: 770 Pacific Street
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: Stamford, Connecticut  06902
Type: Private
Number of Students: 155
Lowest Grade: pre-k
Highest Grade: 5


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