Admission to the Middle School is a thoughtful process designed to ensure that our incoming students are the best fit for the program and get a chance to really understand what Williston is all about.
Our Application Timeline
Sep – Jan
Aug – Jan
Take the SSAT
*optional for Fall 2021
By Jan 15
Submit Your Application
Mar – Apr
By Apr 10
Step 1: Request Information
To learn more about the Williston Middle School, please fill out our inquiry form, and we will mail you a viewbook and enter you into our system. Once you do this, you will receive instructions on how to create a username and password to access our Admission Portal, which will allow you to track your progress along the way.
Step 2: Schedule an Interview
Step 3: Submit Standardized Testing
If you have standardized testing in the last two years including SSAT, WISC, MCAS, or other, please submit with your application. We will not require applicants to take the SSAT for Fall 2021.
Step 4: Come to Our Virtual Open House
An optional step in the Admission process (but well worth doing!) is to come to our Virtual Middle School Open House, which is on Monday, November 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. You and your family will join a conversation with current faculty, students, and parents about the Williston Middle School community and the exceptional opportunities and educational experiences Williston offers. To register or for questions, please call or email the Admission Office at (413) 529-3241, or click the registration button below.
Step 5: Submit Your Application
Our application deadline is January 15. You can apply to Williston using two common applications: Standard Application Online (SAO) or Gateway to Prep Schools.Candidates for Financial Aid must complete financial aid forms by February 1 (to read more about Williston’s Financial Aid process, click here). All applicants to Williston are required to complete the following requirements as part of their application:
- Student essays
- $50 application fee
- Standardized testing (SSAT optional for Fall 2021)
- English teacher recommendation
- Math teacher recommendation
- Personal recommendation
- Current school report
- Parent statement or comments
- Zoom Interview
- Financial Aid Application (if applicable)
Step 6: Revisit for Admitted Student Night
Decision letters are mailed from the Admission Office on March 10, and accepted students (and their families) are invited to an Admitted Student Night a few weeks later. The event features presentations from faculty, current students, and parents. It’s a great chance to ask any last questions and mingle with other accepted students and families.
Step 7: Enroll!
Williston’s enrollment deadline is April 10th. Decisions are made on a rolling admission basis for any student who finishes the application process after March 10. We encourage applicants who plan to apply after March 10 to call us directly at (413) 529-3241 regarding the availability of spaces for the coming academic year.