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Waterside School

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Posted May 6, 2014

This is my 8th year as a Waterside School parent - all three of my kids have attended. Like the reviewer from 2011, it is difficult to put into words just how wonderful this place is. In as loving and caring and nurturing environment as you might imagine the students are challenged not only to be the best student they can be, but the best person as well. Character, both of the student and the family, is highly stressed. There is enormous parent involvement - this is not the kind of school where you just drop your child off - if you are not interested in investing a lot of your spare time in your child and their school, then this is not the place for you. If you want to work hard beside your child in a school that genuinely puts your child's well-being first in small classrooms with tons of teaching support, then this is the place for your family.
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Posted October 28, 2011

I have no words to say how we feel with our son's school.Work hard ,be kind and respect learning is the magic words that we hear every single morning in the assembly,all this means WATERSIDE SCHOOL.
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Posted June 17, 2010

Waterside has excellent teachers and it is a strong and caring school. This year 2010 has been challenging. 5th grade math has been put into the 6th grade level and they taught students to persevere even during struggled times.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 47% 13%
Hispanic 34% 20%
White 16% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Dance teacher(s)
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Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (203) 975-9655

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer time after school
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770 Pacific Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 975-8579

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