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Abigail Touhey ‘22- Girls Cross Country On Saturday, the girls cross country team traveled to West Hartford to face Westminster and Kingswood-Oxford.  Senior co-captain Abigail returned to top form in the race, joining the front pack from the opening gun. Abigail ran stride for stride with two very strong runners from KO, both of whom had...

Williston Dedicates Two Dorms, New Terrace

On October 8, 2021, the Williston Northampton School community gathered to dedicate Emily McFadon Vincent House and Wold House, thereby completing the Residential Quadrangle. On this warm and sunny day, members of the Board of Trustees were on hand to mark the occasion, as was the entire student body, dressed in navy blue T-shirts with...

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Praghya Raja Athavan ‘22 – Girls Varsity Volleyball Praghya has been a crucial part of the girls varsity volleyball team’s success this season. As a captain, she leads the team on multiple levels. Her all-around court hustle and vocal presence elevate her teammates in practice and games, playing a major factor in the team’s successful...

Athletes of the Week

Lucy Hoyt ’25- Girls Varsity Cross Country Lucy Hoyt, a 9th grader, has had an awesome start to the school year for the girls varsity cross country team. She won her first race for Williston outdistancing 35 runners in the tri-meet against Northfield Mount Hermon and Worcester on Saturday. Lucy continues to train hard during...

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Louisa Coughlin ’23- Girls Varsity Field Hockey Louisa has been a vital part of the girls varsity field hockey team so far this season. She has a phenomenal amount of field hockey skill, but what makes her such a great player is her effort level, as she is seen giving 100% of her effort, all...

Dean of Faculty Corinne Fogg delivers Convocation Address A Return Home

This address was given by Dean of Faculty Corinne Fogg ’99 at Williston’s 181st Convocation.  Thank you, Mr. Hill. I want to also extend my gratitude to my esteemed, new colleagues, the faculty and administration of Williston Northampton for inviting me to rejoin this community and especially for giving me the joyful opportunity to address you this evening. It is my...

Dean of Faculty Announces Two New Instructorships for 2021-22

During the first in-person Assembly in the Phillips Stevens Chapel since February 2020, Dean of Faculty Corinne Fogg ’99 announced two new instructorships. The recipients are History and Global Studies Teacher Allison Malinowski and English Teacher Gianna Muscari. Northampton School for Girls Instructorship Established in 1999 by alumnae of the Northampton School for Girls, the...

corinne fogg convocation 2021 williston Message of 181st Convocation: Reclaim the Joy

On a clear, cool evening, Williston Northampton School officially opened the 2021-22 school year during its 181st Convocation, held on the Main Quadrangle, on September 10, 2021. After an opening welcome from Dean of Students Kathy Noble, Head of School Robert Hill III declared that the theme for the upcoming year would be “Reclaim the...

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This address was given by Class President Sarah Markey ’22 at Williston’s 181st Convocation.  Thank you, Mr. Hill. Faculty, and fellow students – especially the glorious class of 2022—welcome! Whether this is your first convocation, or your fourth like many seniors, or sixth if like me you went through the middle school, or in the...

collage of images Grum Project Williston Grum Project Artists Span Disciplines

The Grum Project, Williston Northampton School’s artist-in-residence program, will host five arts events this year in disciplines ranging from glass blowing and fiber work to dance, theater, and film. Funded by a generous alumna, the program is now in its sixth year. Learn more about the Grum Project and see past presenters. Glass artist Ryan Gothrup...

2021 Writers’ Workshop Brings Powerhouse Lineup

For its 22nd Writers’ Workshop series, Williston Northampton School welcomes a slate of writers that includes a two-time-Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist and two acclaimed poets. The storied series has brought celebrated authors to campus to teach, share insights on the writing process, and inspire the next generation of writers. Williston has hosted screenwriters, poets, editors, novelists, journalists,...

New Theater Director Announces 2021-22 Productions

In a recent note to students, new Williston Director of the Theater Dr. Jorge Rodríguez shared the names of the two plays the department will stage this year. Rodríguez noted that he grew up in Puerto Rico, and instead of developing an interest in sports, as his father originally encouraged, he fell in love with...

14 people standing on steps Williston Welcomes 12 New Faculty Members for 2021-22 Year

Williston Northampton School added 12 new faculty members this academic year. Below you’ll learn more about each one, plus two school counselors who started at Williston last year, when the pandemic kept us from being present on campus for a group photo. New registrar Vita Thiel also posed during new employee orientation. We wish a...

Letter from Dean of Students Kathy Noble on Campus Visitor Policies

Dear Williston Families, As we have mentioned throughout the summer, Williston is continually evaluating our COVID-19 policies, so we can ensure the safest possible environment for all our students. Due to the high transmission rate of the Delta variant, we are adding an extra layer of protection by adjusting our policies for all visitors to campus, including...

welcome-days-williston-student-life Wildcats Encourage Incoming Students

New students, fear not! Thousands of Wildcats have walked this path before you and these alumni offer the following encouragement as you look toward your first day at Williston. “The Williston community, and by extension the Williston theater, is friendly and accessible. Going away to boarding school was at times an anxiety-inducing prospect, since I...

Lessons in Independence

Businessman and philanthropist Natan Peisach often tells the story of his first day at Williston. It was the fall of 1954, and the 14-year-old from Bogota, Colombia, was trying to understand a place where even the seasons were new. At an orientation meeting in the basement of Memorial Hall, dorm master Dave Thomas presented the...

August 16, 2021, Letter from Head of School Robert Hill on Reopening

Dear Williston Community, We are eagerly planning for the safe reopening of the Williston Northampton School and a return to as normal a school year as we possibly can have. As has always been the case, however, the safety of our students and our employees is our highest priority. This letter will address our latest...

gabrielle thomas with us flag Gabby Thomas ’15 Medals Twice at Tokyo Olympics

Following a uniquely challenging 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo—no crowds to cheer athletes on, limited movement through the city, few families present to support players—Gabby Thomas ’15 is coming home with two medals for Team USA Track and Field: a bronze for the 200 meter and a silver for the 4 x 100-meter relay. At...

Weighty Matters

Strength coach and podcaster Anders Varner ’01 recalls how he was transformed by his time at Williston Strength-training coach and fitness entrepreneur Anders Varner ’01 wants you to embrace what’s hard in life. Not just the hard work of lifting weights and staying fit, skills the former CrossFit athlete teaches through his online media company...

July 13, 2021, Letter from Head of School Robert Hill on Reopening

Dear New and Returning Williston Families, Summer greetings from Williston! As I write this update, I can’t help but marvel at how much has changed in the past year. Last summer, all of us faced a level of uncertainty that was as unique in our experience as it was worldwide in its scope. Thankfully, this summer,...

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