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This school is the best thing that has happened to my son and for our family. It is a remarkable school. Very diverse, children from 30 countries. Amazing facilities, equestrian, music, fine arts, sports, robotics - something for every child. Because the size of the school is 250-300 students, it is a family. The teachers appreciate all different learning styles and they each have been trained in this educational approach. I would recommend this school (and do!) to every parent who wants their child to excel, be prepared to succeed in a global economy, and feel safe during the most tumultuous times of their lives.



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My daughter has attended WA for three years. The staff, teachers and everyone at WA welcomed her. Each dorm (which is more like a house) has a dorm parent; each student is assigned an advisor; and the teachers have study halls each evening. The head of school, Joe Loftin, knows every student and parent by name. I doubt many other schools make that kind of effort. My daughter now has a 'family' away from home and I know I can email these people to see how she is doing or ask a question about her progress. There have been a few problems with drugs since my daughter has been at WA but I think that is the case with any school. The new dean, Lisa Morgan, is doing an exceptional job cleaning up what was a lax policy on tobacco use and curfiew. She has an open-door policy which is nice because the only administrator that was accessible before her was the Head of School. Wasatch emphasizes growth on many levels - academic, social, athletic, and community. I would recommend this school to parents and students looking for rigorous academics and a supportive atmosphere.




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I attended Wasatch beginning July of 2010. First couple weeks were fine, nothing too exciting. On the third week, however, I was confronted by a student who accused me of submitting a complaint of their substance use on school grounds (which I had no knowledge of). I was beaten by two students for nothing. After fixing myself up afterwards, I went to my "dorm parent" to tell him about what had happened. He said he would take care of it and that was not something the school tolerated. I waited until the session had ended and nothing was done about it. As school went on, I went through more and more physical assault by students and the continuation of "the school does not tolerate that" with nothing being done. Eventually, I was expelled from the school because a student decided to get back at me by telling the dean that I had been involved with substances, which I had not. I have now gone through therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from my total of less than eight months at this school, and have happily recovered. I simply wanted to share my experience with anyone considering this school as I do not want these experiences to happen to future students. Thanks.



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They don't offer a "one size fits all" education. I have never met a more caring staff.



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Wasatch Academy is a superb educational institution as well as a wonderful environment for children's emotional and intellectual development. I have two children who attend this school. Last year was their first year. They loved it and I felt the level of education and attention to personal development is light years ahead of what they were receiving in the public school system. The additional ammenities of a great equestrian program and also a snowboard team with their own hill certainly is part of the attraction. We are lucky they are able to attend.

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Last modified Wasatch Academy is a Private school that serves grades 8-12
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