The Founders Park Project

Posted on September 24, 2020. Category: WCS News

During these time when outdoor spaces are not just nice but necessary, we’re going back to our roots! Our Founding Family envisioned a school  that used the outdoor environment and animal interaction as essential to learning. Waterford Country School still embodies those values. Now more than ever, we realize how essential safe, fun, outdoor spaces are for our kids. 


Founding Family: Henry and Ettie Schacht and their children Rita, Babette and Herb and their families created and carried the vision for Waterford Country School

The park is named for and dedicated to those people responsible for the creation of Waterford Country School, most notably Henry and Ettie Schacht, and their children Herbert Schacht and Rita Saunders and their families. The Schacht and Saunders families have been involved with Waterford Country School for almost 100 years!

Founders park will serve as the outdoor recreational center for all of the programs at Waterford Country School.  It will feature a new colored paved surface for basketball, a backstop for baseball and kickball, a teen playground, decorative fencing, lighting and several gathering areas for socializing and activities. This is the central hub of our Quaker Hill campus and our children have used it for celebration, socialization and play every day. 

To date, we have raised $35,810 towards the project and still need $64,000 more to complete the funding.  Our vision is to complete the project this year, we need to raise those funds in the next six weeks. Every donation counts towards completing this project and honoring the roots of Waterford Country School. 

Campaign Period: 6 weeks

Estimated Cost: $100,000

Amount to raise: $64,000


Make checks payable to: Waterford Country School, 78 Hunts Brook Road, Quaker Hill, CT 06385  ATTN: Founders Park