What is a good education?
When Samuel Williston founded this school in 1841, most people agreed on the definition of a good education, but in an age of rapid technological change and interdependent global economies, no single body of knowledge can define a "good education" for all. Today, at Williston, we look to the best of the past for guidance as we evaluate what of the present is both worthy and likely to be of lasting value.
We believe 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.
Williston offers a well-rounded, exciting educational experience that's ripe with possibilities for learning about yourself, your classmates, and the world around you.
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