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think for myself

In challenging students to define and follow their passions, Williston teaches them to be independent thinkers. Our academic program encourages students to explore a wide range of intellectual interests. Find out more about our academic program.

rise to a challenge

Life's challenges come in many forms. Among our most important responsibilities as teachers, coaches, and mentors is helping students develop the character and acquire the skills to meet them.

find my purpose

At Williston, our job is first to understand what drives students and then to guide them in exploring their interests and discovering their new ones. We see who they are today, and who they might become.

compete with grace

Athletics at Williston is more than technique and strategy, winning and losing. We believe that athletics is a training ground where students cultivate fair play, teamwork, self-discipline, and respect. Read about our competitive and inclusive athletic program.


“Williston made me want to be myself, at college and for the rest of my life."

Katie Cavanaugh '12,
Williams College '16

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“I can't imagine another place that is more dedicated to fostering success in a person as a whole, not merely in the classroom."

Caitlin Berube '13, Georgetown '17

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The Williston Northampton School
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.
The Middle School at Williston is a close community of 80 seventh- and eighth-graders. The relationships formed here support a powerful, collaborative learning experience that prepares students for the Upper School.
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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