Our rigorous academic environment offers a balance of structure and freedom, designed to help students develop excellent study skills, writing, and critical thinking, along with an ambitious intellectual curiosity. Our class sizes are small (average size of 12) and our course selection is large (155 courses with 49 designated as Honors or APs)—so you can think big!
Our Academic Difference
Our independent study program allows students to develop their own trimester-long projects, engaging in deep, self-directed research with the one-on-one guidance of a faculty-mentor.
Our highly personalized, four-year college counseling process gives students the tools—and self-awareness—they need to find the colleges that are the best fit.
Center for Academic Success
Williston’s network of academic support provides students at every level with the resources and instruction they need to succeed, and the options that best fit their learning style.
Williston offers our most passionate and motivated students the opportunity to sharpen the focus of their high school coursework by fulfilling the requirements of an academic “concentration” in one of five areas of study.
Curricular Technology Program
Students learn how to use technology thoughtfully to communicate, solve problems, and conduct research, using cutting-edge software on the Microsoft Surface Pro.
Five College Connection
Higher education institutions in our back yard (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts) provide access to extraordinary opportunities for academic collaborations.
The Right Size
"Williston is a place that is big enough to pursue what you are passionate about and small enough that if you pursue those passions, you can really make a difference."
—Nate, Kenyon College
By the numbers
"Latin gets students to look at the details, sharpen their decoding skills, and fall in love with words; it also gets us asking big philosophical questions."
Beatrice Cody, Latin teacher
"We talk about the role of government, the responsibilities of citizens, and themes of individual liberty, common good, fairness, and justice. These are not simple concepts."
Andrew Syfu, History + Global Studies teacher
“Reading is asking you to be more human, more empathetic. It’s the most valuable thing you can teach.”
Sarah Sawyer, English teacher
Our Academic Departments
Clapp Memorial Library
The library is a hub of activity on campus. A professional librarian is always available to give individual help with reference questions, assignments, Internet research, and leisure reading suggestions.
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