A Community First

Williston is a community of individuals bound together by mutual respect, love of learning, and shared experiences. It’s a community that’s diverse, unpretentious, inclusive—and fun. Both boarding and day students benefit from the high level of trust that comes from our residential setting. We all cross paths in the dorms, at the Birch Dining Commons, at the Reed Campus Center, or at the local favorite ice cream shop (who doesn't love Mt. Tom's?).

The annual round of events also brings us together, from opening Convocation to Commencement. Events such as Family Weekends, the Holiday Banquet, Williston Film Festival, Willy Gras spring carnival, and many others give our students the opportunity to develop their leadership and organizational abilities. Joining or starting clubs, serving as class officers or dorm proctors, managing sports teams, leading campus tours, and organizing community service projects are some of the ways to contribute to the Williston community while learning valuable life skills.

Williston is active seven days a week, and thanks to our location, students have many options both on and off campus. We sponsor dances, concerts, comedians, and movies; organize hiking and ski trips; and make sure that everyone who wants to attend a Five Colleges event has the chance. Day students have ample opportunities to spend as much weekend time on campus as they like.


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.
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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