The crucial relationship between the dedicated and talented teacher and the eager and interested student forms the heart of our academic program. This relationship informs what happens in our classes, which are designed to emphasize collaboration and discussion. In the classroom, ideas are scrutinized and opinions are shared in an atmosphere that promotes an open exchange among students and faculty and emphasizes the value and the beauty of thinking and creating.
A good education is much more than the passing of knowledge from teacher to student. It's an educational journey that takes the form of an interactive process shaped as much by faculty-student relationships as by the information imparted from one to the other. We offer an academic environment that respects your ability to think for yourself and gives you the right balance of structure and freedom to make the most of it.
At Williston, you'll be pushed to question comfortable assumptions, encouraged to exceed self-imposed limits, and inspired to tap into multiple areas of your intellectual abilities. You'll be immersed in a challenging curriculum that cultivates active, lifelong learning through rich discussion, open debate, well-informed research and mastery of both the written and spoken word. We'll help you build solid leadership skills by giving you hands-on opportunities that will enable you to roll up your sleeves and work with others as you put your skills, ideas, and strategies into practice.
Our most immediate goal is to prepare our students well for their college careers, but we recognize that our broader and more important responsibility is to establish in our students an appreciation for the joys and complexities of learning that we hope will continue throughout their adult lives.