About Williston

The Williston Northampton School is a coeducational boarding and day school for students in seventh grade through post-graduate year.

Our 125-acre campus offers a challenging learning environment with a rich academic curriculum, leadership opportunities, and a full range of extracurricular activities in the arts and athletics.

Our community of students from more than 25 states, 27 countries, and 34 local towns, provides a diverse and culturally rich educational experience.

The Pioneer Valley, home to the Five Colleges, provides our students access to an amazing assortment of concerts, lectures, theater offerings, sports events, stores, and restaurants.


Fast Facts

  • 530 students from 25 states and 27 countries
    • 450 in the Upper School
    • 80 in the Middle School
  • 65% boarding students in Upper School (grades 9-12/PG)
  • 35% of day students in the Upper School are from more than 30 towns in the Pioneer Valley
  • 250 female students; 280 male students
  • 18% students of color
  • 3 students named “Commended” scholars and 1 finalist in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program
  • 6 students in 10 years published in The Concord Review
  • 54% of the AP exams scored a 4 or 5
  • 90 faculty members who also act as dorm parents, advisors, and coaches
  • 75 teaching faculty
    • 49 advanced degrees
  • 145 courses in the humanities, sciences, and arts
    • 37 Advanced Placement and honors courses
  • 125-acre campus offering: large and small dorms, five technology centers, a professional theater, student campus center, athletic complex, two synthetic grass fields (one with lights and stadium seating), enclosed ice rink, 12 tennis courts, arts studios, and art gallery
  • 61 competitive teams in 32 sports
  • 35 clubs and leadership opportunities for students
  • 45,000-volume library and extensive periodical collection
  • 13 students in the average class

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 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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