International Admission

Williston appeals to the international student who is excited by the opportunity to have the adventure and challenge of making new friends from different backgrounds. The school allows international students to study in an American academic setting which emphasizes individual initiative and success. We seek students who will actively participate in the school community's varied experience--from the discussions in the classroom to athletic teams to student activity groups.

What is the application fee for international students?

The application fee is $100.

How much is tuition?

Tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is $57,800.

What is Williston’s application deadline?

January 15

What test scores are required for international students?

All international students are required to take either the TOEFL or SSAT test; we do not accept the SLEP test.

Are there minimum scores required for admission?

There is not a minimum SSAT score, and the average TOEFL score is 90.

What are Williston’s school codes for the TOEFL and SSAT?

Our school codes for the tests are 8230 for the SSAT and 8963 for TOEFL.

Are ESL courses offered at Williston?

We offer an Advanced English Language Learners course to prepare students for standard English classes.

How many international students attend Williston?

In 2013-14, we have 100 students from 27 countries. In order to provide a high quality English-based education, Williston limits the number of students from any one language base to 8-10 students.

What does an application consist of?

Student essay, parent comments, English teacher recommendation, math teacher recommendation, personal recommendation, transcripts for the past two years, test scores, and interview.

How do I interview if I cannot visit campus?

We strongly encourage you to visit campus if possible but if you are not able to, we can arrange a Skype or telephone interview. In order to arrange a Skype or telephone interview, international applicants must first submit BOTH an application AND an official copy of their school transcript to the Office of Admission. Once these documents have been submitted, students should contact the Office of Admission to set up a telephone or Skype interview. We will begin conducting telephone or Skype interviews in the late fall. All Skype or telephone interviews must be completed before February 15 to ensure a March 10 decision.

For Chinese applicants who cannot visit campus...

Due to the large number of applications we receive for a very limited number of spaces, students from Mainland China should plan to visit our campus for a personal tour and interview before February 1 or plan to interview with our Admission Representative in China in November to conduct an interview.

Read more about international student life and the academic program at Williston.

Please email the Admission Office or call (413) 529-3241 with any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you to the Williston campus!

The Williston Northampton School
19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 | Phone: (413) 529-3000

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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.
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