Our approach to athletics is to give our students as much challenge as they want, taking into account their individual interests and skill levels. Seventh graders begin with Physical Education, which introduces them to a wide variety of sports, ranging from water polo to strength and conditioning, and may also choose to participate in after school sports. Eighth graders must choose two trimesters of afternoon program (sports or arts), and all Middle Schoolers have the option of trying out for Upper School teams.
Come see for yourself
If you have questions about our athletic program—or if you would like to schedule a day for your child to come visit —please contact Director of Middle School Admission, Allison Marsland.
Being part of a larger Upper School means that Middle Schoolers have unique opportunities to play many different sports at all levels. Whether students want to play on our varsity and junior varsity teams—competing against squads from around New England—or learn a sport for the first time, there is a spot for them here. Williston’s athletic program emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship. Former Middle Schoolers often cite how welcoming upperclassmen were to them on athletic teams.
Wildcat sports by season
- Field Hockey (girls)
- Football (boys)
- Volleyball (girls)
- Water Polo (boys)
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
- Baseball (boys)
- Softball (girls)
- Track & Field
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Water Polo (girls)
Middle Schoolers get into Williston’s six-lane pool as part of the Physical Education program. Students can also try out for the boys and girls swimming and diving and water polo teams.
Our Athletic Center houses two basketball courts, four squash courts, a wrestling room, a fitness center, and a six-lane pool. In addition to using the gym as part of our PE and sports programs, the Middle School hosts a number of our socials in the gym.
The school’s fully-enclosed ice hockey rink is home to the boys and girls hockey teams, and also offers recreational skating.
Just down Park Street, Galbraith Field is home to grass and turf fields, an 8-lane track, 12 tennis courts, two regulation baseball diamonds, a softball diamond, and a 5K cross-country course. Students who participate in afternoon sports often practice and play games on these picturesque fields, with Mt. Tom as a spectacular backdrop.