About CSW

A Member of the Charter School Associates' Family of Schools


Meet Our Leaders


Mrs. Nancy Roque has been an educator for over 20 years. She currently holds an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership- All Levels, from Nova Southeastern University, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, also from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Trinity International University. She also holds her Professional Educator’s Certificate from the State of Florida Department of Education.Mrs. Roque first joined the Charter School at Waterstone in 2006 as a Third Grade Math & Science Teacher. She has since held the positions of Kindergarten Lead Teacher, Third Grade Teacher- All Subjects, ESOL Coordinator, and Assistant Principal. Mrs. Roque is currently the Principal for Advantage Academy of Math & Science at Waterstone. Mrs. Roque believes that all children can learn but each learns in a different way and at different rates. She believes that with hard work and perseverance we can touch each child in a special way.



Dr. Rebecca Valdes graduated from Florida International University in Miami, Florida in December 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education K-6 and graduated in December 2004 with a Master’s Degree in Reading Education K-12.  In addition to my subject area certifications, I am ESOL and Gifted Endorsed and possess a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership. I had the honor of being a teacher for eight amazing years before I was asked to step out of the classroom in 2011 for more administrative duties related to curriculum and daily school operations.  It was bitter, sweet for me to step away from the classroom since the connection with the students was my passion. Fortunately, since I stepped out of the classroom setting, I have had the opportunity to have more of a school-wide impact on students, teachers, parents, and for the community I serve. 


Our Mission

The Charter School at Waterstone exists as a K-5 Internationals Learning Environment, which develops adaptive and active learners who embrace the exploration of other cultures as well as their own ancestral heritage through the utilization of art, music and literature to excel and achieve academic heights. 

Our Belief

The Charter School at Waterstone recognizes that all children are unique; that each learns in a different style and at a different pace. We strive to meet the individual needs of every student through a variety of programs and differentiated instructional techniques designed to prepare the child for success.

CSW offers a safe, secure, private school environment with a program that provides a quality and challenging academic education that includes:

  • parental involvement
  • school-wide disciplinary expectations
  • standards designed to foster academic, social and emotional growth.

We offer a balanced and flexible curriculum that provides a firm foundation in the core disciplines with enrichment in Math and Science and the infusion of technology throughout the school day.

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The Charter School at Waterstone is an AdvancED accredited educational institution. Accreditation through AdvancED indicates that The Charter School at Waterstone has met rigorous, research- based standards of  educational excellence to ensure the education program offered at The Charter School at Waterstone meets the needs of learners through proficiency in Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity, and Resource Capacity. Using these standards, The Charter School at Waterstone targets areas in each domain for continuous improvement in creating student success.