The Waterloo Blog

Waterloo Officially Accredited by TAAPS

By Craig Doerksen / November 23, 2022

As we are in the middle of Thanksgiving break and on the eve of the day itself, it is with much gratitude that I share that Waterloo is now fully accredited! The Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS), the oldest private school accrediting body in Texas, has accepted us as a member school. Accreditation…

Read More

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,…

Read More

Wait, is Waterloo a Christian High School?

By Craig Doerksen / October 24, 2022

When we think of a Christian school, we tend to think of a few common features: Christian teachers and staff, Bible and Apologetics classes, weekly chapel, and frequent prayer and Bible studies. A few other images may sneak in from private school culture: conservative prep-style uniforms (blazers on chapel days), prefecture and school houses (hello,…

Read More

Designing a School for Growth

By Craig Doerksen / September 29, 2022

What’s the purpose of school? What words do teenagers often use to describe learning at school? For many students, the school experience checks way too many of those boxes.  Ever wonder why that is? Is it just inevitable? The rise of achievement-oriented education We think the problem has to do with what we’ve come to…

Read More

What does senior year look like at Waterloo?

By Craig Doerksen / August 25, 2022

Your senior year is a great time to be in high school! Will you coast through the finish line, or will you make the most of the time you have left? Dr. Christina Swan (admissions, sciences) and Craig Doerksen (director, humanities) recently had a chat about how Waterloo empowers seniors to get a head start…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

“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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Sign up for news and updates from Waterloo

Name(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.