How to Apply

Our Application Timeline



Request Information






Take the SSAT (optional)


By January 15

Submit Your Application



Admission Notifications


By April 10

And Celebrate!

Step 1: Request information

To learn about Williston’s academics, arts, athletics, and more, please fill out our inquiry form, and we will mail you a viewbook and get 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: Interview

It is Williston’s expectation that prospective students within two hours drive of campus will visit Williston for an in-person tour and interview, barring extenuating circumstances. Our interview schedule is located on our Visit page. For prospective students who cannot make the trip to campus for an in-person tour and interview, a limited number of Zoom interviews will be made available – to request an interview via Zoom, please contact the Admission Office at (413) 529-3241 or email

Step 3: Take the SSAT (Optional)

While Williston will not require applicants to submit standardized test scores when applying, students are welcome to submit a standardized test score or complete our supplemental question through the Standard Application Online to satisfy our testing requirement. We also recognize that standardized testing is a strength for some of our applicants – applicants are welcome to submit any scores and encouraged to submit educational testing as part of their application.

For proper class placement purposes, we require students who do not identify English as their first language to submit results from the TOEFL, Duolingo, or a similar English language proficiency test (we do not accept the SLEP or Junior TOEFL). We also recommend that these students take the SSAT, but individual students can also communicate with their admission interviewer about a possible waiver of the SSAT. If a student has studied in an English-speaking school for three or more years, the English language proficiency testing requirement can also be waived.

Step 4: Submit your application

Before submitting an application for enrollment, please contact the Admission Office at or (413) 529-3241 for an update on our status regarding enrollment at Williston.

You can apply to Williston using the Standard Application Online (SAO). Completed applications are due in the Admission Office by January 15.

All applicants to Williston are required to complete the following requirements as part of their application.

  • Student essays
  • Parental statement
  • Application fee of $50 and $100 for international applicants
  • Interview (off-campus interview with an admission representative available depending on geographic location)
  • School report form completed by counselor
  • Current English teacher recommendation
  • Current math teacher recommendation
  • An official school transcript (with a minimum of two years of credits)
  • Grades from at least the first two quarters or first trimester for the current school year
  • Testing information (see above)

Step 5: Revisit during admitted student program

Decision letters will be mailed from the Admission Office on March 10, with email notification being sent on the afternoon of March 10. Accepted students are invited to our Admitted Student Programs during March and April, with detail to be sent directly to admitted students and their families on March 10.

Step 6: Enroll!

Williston’s enrollment deadline is April 10. 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.