Pushing My Limit

Hello, my name is Taylor and I am a sophomore this year. In June I went to Tanzania, Africa for 2 weeks with Waterford’s Outdoor Program. We spent one week hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro, a little less than a week at safaris, and the last day did some service at an orphanage. I’ll start with the mountain. Let’s just say it was hard. At first the hiking was fun and easy. Not too steep and starting off in a rainforest climate with not very high altitude. The vegetation was beautiful and we saw monkeys and lots of beautiful wildlife. That didn’t…

Stepping Into the Unknown

Hello. My name is Katie, and I’m a freshman this year. Over the summer, I had the remarkable opportunity to go on a Waterford Outdoor trip to Iceland. It was definitely one of the most amazing experiences of my life. This life changing experience began almost a year ago, when I first learned of the Summer term trip to Iceland at a middle school assembly. When I saw the picture flash onto the screen, it was like one of those perfect movie moments where every outside noise fades and the main character stares into the distance. That was me –…

Reflections on Europe

Introduction Hello, my name is Jackson Anderson. I am an incoming senior at Waterford, and I have attended the school since nursery threes, making this incoming year my fifteenth year at Waterford. This European art trip has been the first Waterford summer term trip that I have attended, as well as the first time that I have left the continent. I initially wanted to go on the trip in order to ameliorate my French speaking abilities during our stay in Paris, experience new cultures that I had not previously been exposed to, and find inspiration for writing. The trip has…

Lower School Stop Motion Animation

Class IV-VI students came to this week long camp and learned the basics of stop motion animation. The culmination of brainstorming ideas, snapping pictures, tirelessly moving characters inch by inch and a lot of editing are these fantastic movies! Enjoy! Alex Kluge, Mathew Nelson and J.T. Downard Preston Jenkins and Cash Lewis Sam Miller and Max Buxton Manhattan Caldwell and Auden Smith Kaden and Logan Jorgenson

Sanding and Singing

By Barbara and Nicki Biscupovich Our trip to Guatemala started in Guatemala City, where we spent two full days preparing for the work we were about to do. We started our trip on Monday morning with 13 very excited kids and about 25 suitcases ready to be shared with  wonderful people, especially kids, of El Rosario, Guatemala.  As you may know, we were not the only participants.  From the beginning, Waterford students were already involved collecting hygiene and school items.  Our Lower School did not want to pass on the opportunity to be involved, and they provided us with an amazing…

Summer Term Not Far Away

A new year has arrived and with it the whisperings of Summer Term 2016. Logistics have been put in place and carefully-planned trips are beginning to come to life. It’s hard to imagine that in less than six months, Waterford students will be summiting the highest peak in Africa, discovering China’s rich history and its present-day influence, or camping beneath the stars in the beautiful San Rafael Swell. Welcome to the new blog of the Waterford School Summer Term. Here you will find photos, project updates, and student and leader thoughts on their summer experiences. Visit our website for a complete list of Summer…