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Waterloo Celebrates 4 Years of Education and Innovation

By Waterloo School / May 22, 2023

This Saturday, Waterloo’s class of 2023 will be crossing the stage to accept their diplomas and make their way out into the world! This special occasion marks a big milestone, not just for the students but for the school itself. Why? These seniors represent the first class to experience all four years at the fledgling…

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What is Project-Based Learning?

By Waterloo School / April 24, 2023

Education at Waterloo School is inspired by several different learning models. One of those is well known by some and a bit of a mystery to others: Project-Based Learning (known by those familiar with it as ‘PBL.’) Just what is project-based learning? How does it work? And what does it look like in practice? What…

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Announcing Waterloo’s 2022-2023 Big Cheese Campaign!

By Waterloo School / November 29, 2022

It’s Big Cheese time! Welcome to our annual (lighthearted) campaign that helps us lead our amazing, ambitious high school students reach their potential. We’re investing in people The Big Cheese is not just about raising money — it’s about making a real impact. But how do we do that? Earlier this fall, our families hosted…

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2022 Fall Student Showcase (Photos!)

By Waterloo School / November 9, 2022

Last week, friends, family, and faculty gathered to experience the best of Waterloo over the past three months: the 2022 Fall Student Showcase! Each trimester, students work hard on projects that capture their imagination and push their learnings from core classes. Often, the projects combine two or more disciplines into one final product. Through teamwork,…

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Is Waterloo a “Rigorous” High School?

By Waterloo School / July 28, 2022

Academic rigor in high school is often touted as a selling point for families and an indicator of future success for students. But what does a rigorous curriculum really mean? Is an “academically rigorous” curriculum really the best way to help students succeed? To help unpack this idea, we captured a conversation between Dr. Christina…

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2022 Commencement Highlight (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / June 29, 2022

We are so proud of our newest graduating class of Waterloo School! These students took a leap of faith from the beginning, joining a new school in the midst of their high school education. They faced the challenges of work from home and shared in many achievements over the years. From serving our country to…

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2022 Spring Showcase Highlight Reel (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / June 29, 2022

On May 24, our students took to the halls of the “Waterlouvre” to present a museum-style showcase event. Friends, family, and community members enjoyed an evening of incredible original exhibits, docents, hors d’oeuvre, and panel discussions. Check out this video to hear directly from our students about their experience this trimester. Get inspired by their…

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“Waterlouvre” Presents: A Night at the Museum

By Waterloo School / June 20, 2022

Our spring term began the same week Russia began a military campaign to “deNazify” its neighbor Ukraine. How did it come to this? That’s why we study history. At Waterloo, students explore the world through project-based learning. Each class presents a unique combination of subject matter and disciplines designed to help students engage and understand…

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STEM Project Wins Blue Ribbon at State Science Fair!

By Waterloo School / April 13, 2022

Congratulations to Waterloo sophomore Elizabeth Evertson! Her STEM project won the Blue Ribbon (1st place) in the Engineering Mechanics category at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair at A&M University on March 26th. Elizabeth designed and conducted this experiment as part of our Research and Analysis course this winter term, and it won first place…

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Learn about Waterloo from the PARENTS! (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / April 7, 2022

Are you curious about joining the Waterloo community? We invited several Waterloo families to share their stories with you! It can be daunting for parents and students to start a new school, especially one as unique as Waterloo. With a wide range of backgrounds, student personalities, and family needs, these testimonials provide encouragement for anyone…

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