Welcome to Waterbury by the Links! In the video above, Davidson Realty Agent and resident golf course expert, Jock Ochiltree takes us on a tour through Waterbury by the Links East and West to learn more about this custom home community and the homes currently on the market. As Jock explains in the video, Waterbury is a neighborhood made up of 127 custom home sites framing holes two through eight of the world renowned King & Bear golf course, the only course collaboration by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
It’s back to school season and our World Golf Village and north St. Johns County area families will find some changes as they head back to school on August 20th including the addition of the new Palencia Elementary School and a new Principal at Mill Creek Elementary School. The opening of Palencia Elementary School this month brings with it rezoning that impacts some families previously zoned for Mill Creek Elementary. The St. Johns County School District website provides an easy to use address look-up to find out which schools your elementary, middle and high school student is zoned for. It’s accessible at http://www.gis.bocc.co.st-johns.fl.us/schoolaz2/.
Following is round-up of key facts about our area schools. More information, including bus routes can be found on the school websites.
When Mrs. Jarrell, the new Principal at A-rated Wards Creek Elementary School in World Golf Village, agreed to create a video tour of the school, it was no surprise she wanted the spotlight to be on the award-winning St. Augustine school and not on herself. The more time we spent with Mrs. Jarrell, the more we came to see why she was the perfect person to continue Don Campbell’s legacy. She invited us on a private tour of the school, while the children were off having fun for Spring Break!
Wards Creek Elementary School is a top performing school in St. Johns County, which is the top performing school district in the state of Florida. Mrs. Jarrell explains their success is built on strong academics and strong character. The pre-kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school has embraced Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” becoming a Franklin Covey “Leader in Me” School and helping students develop essential life skills and character. Wards Creek Elementary School is working towards Lighthouse Status – there are only 24 Lighthouse Schools in the nation.