Our Graduates

We have only graduated nineteen students so far, but what a group!

The five students in our Class of 2013 garnered award after award during the high school admissions process and executed a stunning repeat of that performance on their way to college this year.  Among them was a salutatorian, senior class president, honor society president and winner of her high school’s character award – and this was the group on which we were working our kinks out!

The four extraordinarily creative and gifted students in the Class of 2015 raised the bar in their high school ambitions:  They not only applied to a broader range of schools; they were accepted by some of the best.  Their stellar performance as student and academic leaders continues to inspire awe in their teachers.

The four equally dazzling students of the Class of 2016 delivered on the promise of its predecessors.  As well as earning substantial awards on their way to high school, they have distinguished themselves in both academics and leadership – and confirmed our graduates’ place in the world.  Our students are now actively sought out by the high schools to which they were once the seekers.

The Class of 2017 was the dream team:  Six spectacularly and diversely gifted students worthy of any school, anywhere.  We can’t wait to see what they achieve in fields as diverse as physics, graphic design, theater and computer science.

Some of our graduates are our own children, so we tend to brag about them in particular.  However, they are not the only ones who astonish us:  The students we see coming up through the ranks at Waterfront Montessori are so accomplished that we know they will equal, if not eclipse, our earlier classes.  Stay tuned for the Class of 2018.

Characteristics of our Graduates

  • They are poised, confident and self-assured and have excellent social skills.

  • They know themselves extraordinarily well and understand their strengths and challenges.

  • They are independent and motivated eager learners.

  • They understand their learning style and how to do their best work.

  • They take risks: They ask questions, try new things and explore new interests.

  • They readily connect the knowledge they have to new information they acquire.

  • They think critically and are able to look at issues from multiple perspectives.

  • They are not afraid to fail: They know that failure is a natural part of learning; if they fail, they simply try again.

  • They are comfortable and effective when working independently; they are equally at home collaborating with others.

  • They are natural and easy leaders; they connect with people and encourage cooperation to achieve goals.

  • They know that they can make a difference in the world.

  • They choose to make a difference.

High School Admissions

New York City High School Admissions

  • The Berkeley Carroll School

  • Brooklyn Friends School (IB)

  • The Calhoun School

  • The Dwight School (IB)

  • Friends Seminary

  • Grace Church School

  • Leman Manhattan Preparatory School (IB)

  • LREI/Elizabeth Irwin High School

  • Notre Dame School

  • Regis High School

  • UNIS (United Nations International School) (IB)

  • The Packer Collegiate Institute

  • Xavier High School

New Jersey High School Admissions

  • Bayonne High School Academy for Fine Art and Academics

  • Bayonne High School Honors Program

  • High Tech High School

  • Hudson Catholic High School

  • Marist High School

  • McNair Academic High School

  • Montclair Kimberley Academy

  • Newark Academy

  • Oratory Prep

  • St. Dominic Academy

  • St. Peter's Preparatory School

  • The Hudson School

  • Pingry School

Awards and Highlights

  • Marist High School: St. Marcellin Champagnat Scholarship for academic merit; full tuition for all four years of high school at Marist High School

  • St. Peter's Preparatory School: Rooney Scholarship for academic merit; Ignatian Scholarship for academic merit.

  • St. Dominic Academy: Veritas Scholarship

  • Admission to the All Honors Programs (Science Scholars, Mathematics, Language/Social Studies) at Bayonne High School.

  • Even the student who chose his school based on where he most wanted to play football made the team!

College Admissions

  • Goucher College

  • Lehigh University

  • Rutgers University

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts

  • University of Michigan

  • United States Naval Academy

  • Washington University of St. Louis

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