Waterside School, founded in 2001, is a co-educational Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 independent school that attracts and inspires students of academic promise and families deeply invested in their children’s success, regardless of limitations in income or circumstances. Waterside School was fully accredited by CAIS (Connecticut Association of Independent Schools) in 2008 and 2018. Waterside School works to instill in its students a belief in their own worth, to cultivate in each a commitment to academic excellence, and to ensure the fullest development of every child’s character. Through a rigorous program of study and experience, the school empowers its students with the knowledge, skills and virtues required to enable them to excel as students, to gain access to superior academic opportunities, and to go forward to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Promotes the development of honor, character, and leadership in all dealings with students, including enforcing rules and ensuring all students feel safe and welcome at the school
Pursues opportunities for professional growth on an annual basis
Teaches a class of 5th grade students including all elements of instructional planning, implementation, and assessment
Supports the middle school placement process and partners with our Director of Placement
Attends all faculty meetings and other meetings as required
Completes report cards and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner
Performs other duties as assigned
Contact our Head of School, contact information below, to apply for the position.
Demonstrates inclusive and equitable practices to ensure that all members of the community feel a sense of belonging.
Establishes and maintains positive relationships with children and their families
Follows community policies and procedures and models positive behavior
Works effectively as a team member and develops professional and productive relationships with colleagues
Exhibits flexibility and adaptability to change as needed
Technologically literate and able to guide and direct students’ use of technology
About Waterside School
Founded on the premise that all children deserve a high-quality education, Waterside School is a PK-5th grade independent school in Stamford, Connecticut serving children and families regardless of limitations in income or circumstance. Inspiring students of academic promise and families deeply invested in their children’s success, Waterside provides a transformational school experience: through a rigorous program of study and character education, the school empowers its students with the knowledge, skills, and virtues required to excel as scholars; gain access to superior academic opportunities; and become the leaders of tomorrow. Each morning, students proclaim, “Today, we promise to work hard, be kind, and respect learning.” Everyone affiliated with Waterside is driven by a culture of high standards, hard work, and a relentless commitment to excellence. Admissions to Waterside changes the trajectory of children’s lives.
Founded in 2001, the school currently serves 150 students, 91% of color, and almost entirely from families with limited financial means. Waterside was designed to provide a direct path for admission to the area’s most competitive independent schools. It holds ...a mandatory five-week summer school and provides extensive programming for alumni to ensure they are college and career ready; 93% of Waterside’s graduates have earned admission to leading colleges and universities. Waterside currently operates on an annual budget of approximately $4M and has an endowment of $46M. Waterside families pay only what they can afford; tuition revenues account for 7% of the School’s budget.