Waterside School

“We promise to work hard, be kind, and respect learning.”

Waterside School is a co-educational PreK-5th Grade independent school serving children and families regardless of limitations in income or circumstance. The School attracts and inspires students of academic promise and families deeply invested in their children’s success. The 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.


Grades served: PreK – Grade 5
Total Enrollment: 140
770 Pacific Street, Stamford CT
(203) 975-8579
Head of School: Jamel Keels
Director of Admission: Laurie Franzino

Open House: Sunday, October 23. Please visit our website for more information.

Application Deadline: December 15 (Recommended)

“Waterside is a place where students go to be challenged; to have their knowledge pushed and furthered so that they are prepared for every next level of their life.”

“Teaching at Waterside is a fulfilling and enriching experience. It is more than a job – it has become a home and my family. Every day is filled with joy and love!”

“Imagine walking into a party where you are the stranger, no friends, no family and afraid because you don’t want to make the first step and–BOOM–instant extended family; one that takes you under their wings. And when it’s time to depart you won’t be able to say goodbye. They are there for you through thick and thin. That’s what Waterside is to us.”