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Waterside School Awarded $20,000.00 grant from Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund


The Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund is pleased to announce that it has recently granted $20,000.00 to Waterside school in Stamford for the purchasing of smart interactive flat panels for all the school’s grades which will enhance the classroom experience for all the students and teachers.
Waterside School is an amazing Stamford, Connecticut co-educational private elementary school with the goal of providing high-quality education to low-income students. When it first opened its doors in 2001, the Stamford, Connecticut independent school served 27 students. Waterside now serves over 150 students, operating primarily on charitable contributions as most families receive significant financial aid.

In addition to the above, the school has an impressive record of student accomplishment and achievement. It has graduated thirteen classes with its graduates having earned admission and full scholarships to – Berkeley Carroll School, Brunswick School, Sacred Heart Greenwich, Eagle Hill School, Fairfield Country Day School, Fairfield Prep, The Forman School, Greens Farms Academy, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich Catholic, Greenwich Country Day School, The Harvey School, Hotchkiss School and other leading independent schools.

93% of Waterside graduates are attending or have earned admission to selective colleges and universities such as: Columbia University, Duke University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Providence College, Syracuse University, University of Connecticut, Wheaton College, Bentley University, Fairfield University, Howard University and many other prestigious schools.

71% of school’s faculty hold advanced degrees.

Waterside School places among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for highest percentage of students of color.

The School seeks to provide its children a rigorous classroom experience blending the important lessons of the classroom with the requisite lessons of character and the lasting lessons of the heart. Waterside School was purposefully designed to offer an alternative to the region’s standardized public school experience and to provide a direct path for admission to the area’s more traditional and most competitive independent schools. Simply, the School aims to provide better lives for its students and families and to plant meaningful seeds of promise and hope in their communities.