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Derrick Zhao '18 investigated the purpose of art, asking classmates their opinions and gathering their answers and portraits, from which he made graphic stickers, in a homemade book. His conclusion: “Maybe art is about impact.” Read more.

Connor Murray '16 explored the connection between football players’ repeated head trauma and the debilitating brain condition CTE. He asked, “Is it possible to save the game by making it safer, while keeping its appeal to the fans?” Read more.

Through an examination of the history of the Shining Path terrorist organization formed in Peru in the 1970s and 80s, Gaby Small '16 explored how societal and cultural issues can lead to the radicalization of young people. Read more.

Jaylen Coaxum '18 produced an EP of four original electronic songs, accompanied by a vocalist. He had never collaborated with another artist and this taught him how to get what he wanted—and how to compromise. Read more.

Abbie Foster '16 reviewed the origins of modern advertising, showcasing campaigns that employed insights from the emerging field of psychology, noting ads have been both a reflection of societal change and a catalyst for it. Read more.

"At Williston, I was encouraged and mentored by my teachers, coaches, friends, teammates, and classmates, and the result was amazing." Connor Murray '16

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"One of the most important things I have learned as a student at Williston is to never be afraid to try new things." Natalie Aquadro '17

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19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 | Phone: (413) 529-3000 | Fax: (413) 527-9494

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Founded in 1841, Williston is a student-centered, coeducational institution comprising a Middle School of day students and an Upper School of boarding and day students from 25 states and 27 countries.
Williston is a good fit for motivated students who want to be challenged by a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!
Williston classes are discussion based and collaborative, and we have developed outstanding programs that inspire students to excel. Our faculty members provide a model of critical thinking and enthusiastic engagement.

Williston offers the opportunity to pursue your passions and explore your independence in a community of adults there to guide you. Live and learn on a campus where leadership skills and lifelong friendships take root.

Williston offers an academic arts program complemented by parallel extracurricular arts activities—all taught by faculty members who are practicing musicians, actors, and visual artists.
Williston fields 67 interscholastic teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and beginner levels in 35 sports to give students a full range of opportunities to play. We also offer recreational options and fitness training.
Whether graduates of Williston Academy, Northampton School for Girls, or the Williston Northampton School, our alumni are an engaged and supportive part of the school’s family. No matter where they are in the world, our alumni believe in doing good well.
Giving to Williston supports the ongoing life and mission of the school. We invite you to explore how to help advance and sustain our special learning environment.
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