Welcome from the Admissions Director


I am so fortu­nate to be part of this commu­nity for over 15 years. I have witnessed my own chil­dren and many, many more form lasting rela­tion­ships during their time at Waverly. As a parent and through my work with the many indi­vid­u­als who make up our commu­nity, I have found some common char­ac­ter­is­tics. I am often asked what kind of student does well at Waverly. Waverly attracts students and fami­lies who value:

  • Intel­lec­tual curiosity
  • Being part of a commu­nity where they are known to everyone
  • Being some­where where their pres­ence makes a difference
  • Student-teacher conver­sa­tions that are open, chal­leng­ing, and playful
  • Becom­ing the best version of themselves
  • Trying some­thing new, start­ing a club, trying a sport, or helping orga­nize a community event
  • Growing as an indi­vid­ual, as well as an intellectual
  • Being part of a thought­ful, evolv­ing, and eclectic community

Whether you are looking at preschool, elemen­tary, middle, or high school, finding the right educa­tional commu­nity can be an over­whelm­ing process. My goal is to assist you in getting to know Waverly and working with you to deter­mine if Waverly is the right fit for your family.

I look forward to connect­ing with you!

Jennifer Dakan
Direc­tor of Admis­sions

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