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Willistonian Takes First Place in Contest

The good news keeps coming for The Willistonian, the country’s oldest continuously published student newspaper! The paper’s advisor, Matthew Liebowitz, reports that it won first place in the American Scholastic Association’s Annual Contest, in the “Senior High Schools 500 or fewer students category.” “It’s a big honor,” Liebowitz said, “and a well-deserved one for all...

students and faculty in graduation receiving line Williston Graduates 122 During 180th Commencement

During an in-person ceremony under a tent on the Main Quad, Williston Northampton School hosted a scaled-down Commencement—its 180th—on May 22, 2021. The event, which usually sees the entire student body present, was open to graduates and two of their family members, as well as faculty and members of the administration, because of pandemic protocols....

man in academic robe at podium In Their Own Words: Robert Hill Commencement Address

Good morning family members, friends, Mr. White, trustees, faculty and staff, our honored speaker, those of you watching by live stream, and especially members of the inspiring and resilient class of 2021.  Welcome to the 180th Commencement exercises of the Williston Northampton School, live and in person. I can’t tell you how excited I am...

four girls holding awards 2021 Academic Awards Recognize Scholars

Hearty congratulations to the students who received recognition for their academic achievements during a ceremony under the tent on the Main Quad on Tuesday, May 18. The awardees are as follows: History and Global Studies The A. L. HEPWORTH PRIZE, honoring a legendary history teacher, Dean of Students, and tennis coach, 1926-1973, is awarded to...

globe History and Global Studies Students of the Trimester

Congratulations to the following students on earning History and Global Studies Students of Trimester 3! The honor is awarded to the students who best exemplify the History and Global Studies Department’s values of intellectual curiosity, diligent effort, and the desire to improve as a scholar. This award is given to a limited number of students...

young man with images in art gallery Williston Scholars’ Explorations

One of our signature programs, Williston Scholars is a college-model course that introduces students to the rigors of directed independent study. Usually a trimester-long, the program allows students to deeply engage with a topic he or she is passionate about in any discipline, but under the general categories of English, Language, History and Global Studies,...

eight students Eight Scholar Athletes Commit to College Play

Did you know that Williston Northampton School, a private boarding school in western Massachusetts, has an impressive record of success with students who aspire to play sports in college? Our student-athletes are recruited by Division I, II, and III institutions in New England and beyond! Williston fields teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and beginner...

classroom Williston Students Net National Language Awards

The Language Department wishes to acknowledge the outstanding performance of French and Latin students who have distinguished themselves at the regional and national level in their respective national language exams. French In 2021, nearly 30,000 students nationwide participated in Le Grand Concours National French Contest. We will recognize those Middle and Upper School students who...

teacher and student wearing face masks 326 Students on Honor Roll for T2

Williston Northampton School’s 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...

Woman outside with flowers New Dean of Faculty Brings an Inside Perspective

The Williston Northampton School is pleased to announce that Corie Fogg will become our new Dean of Faculty beginning July 1, 2021. Following a national search process which garnered a talented pool of candidates representing experience from a broad range of academic backgrounds, Williston’s ad hoc hiring committee was pleased to invite Fogg to lead...

Woman outside smiling Williston Welcomes New Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Williston Northampton School is pleased to announce that Nikki Chambers will be the new Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), beginning on July 1, 2021. Following a national search process that garnered a talented pool of candidates, Williston’s hiring committee felt that Chambers brought the skills, experience, and vision to fill this new...

boy using computer Williston Student’s Bot Helps Seniors Get the Jab

When Williston student Frannie Cataldo ’22 and his friend, Longmeadow High School junior Adam Low, watched older adult family members struggle to make appointments to get one of the COVID-19 vaccines, they developed a plan to help. Creating the organization Juniors Helping Seniors, they distributed fliers to local grocery stores and pharmacies to get the...

woman smiling Susan Del Percio to Be 180th Commencement Speaker

Susan Del Percio to Be 180th Commencement Speaker Williston Northampton School is pleased to announce its 180th Commencement speaker is Susan Del Percio, a member of the class of 1987 and a well-known political strategist and crisis communications consultant. She is a political analyst for MSNBC and a contributor for NBC News “THINK” and “Know...

chapel 334 Wildcats Make Honor Roll in T1

Congratulations to the following students who made honor roll in the first Trimester of the 2020-21 school year! Grade 9 Camille Armaganian, High Honors Caroline Aufiero, High Honors Yuetong Bie, High Honors Logan Cherewatti, Honors Alessandra Christakos, High Honors James Elliott, High Honors Azhara Ewen, High Honors Amber Fedor, High Honors Hudson Fulcher-Melendy, High Honors...

woman standing before young people in classroom Williston Recognized for Computer Science Gender Equity

Williston Northampton School was proud to have been recognized this week with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles. This award acknowledges schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2019-20 school year. We caught up with Williston computer science teacher and Director...

three students and a teacher in a classroom Black Male Student Speakers: See Me as More Than an Athlete

  Three student speakers addressed Assembly this week, asking the Williston community to see beyond their surface identity as Black male athletes.  As part of Black History Month, these presenters shared a bit about who they are, in addition to the sports they play. Psychology teacher Matthew Porter, himself a Black man, introduced the three...

students eating lunch at tables with plexiglass dividers pandemic Creating Connection

Where can you find seniors saying hi to first years and students interacting across disciplines and from distant dorms? If new school counselor Deborah Potee has her way, the answer is “everywhere.” During a year when mask-wearing and social distancing has put literal barriers between people, she and colleague Joseph Katz have initiated a program...

18 students in a gym 18 Seniors Celebrated at Signing to Play College Sports

On February 5, Williston celebrated 15 seniors who have committed to college athletic programs this winter, as well as three who signed to play college sports in the fall. In remarks to members of the Williston community, who gathered in the Sabina Cain Athletic Center, as well as to family and friends watching on a...

girl holding paper in front of map Williston Artists, Writers Strike Gold, Silver

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Recognition is given in 28 categories in arts and writing for students in grades 7 to 12. Regional Gold Key awardees are under consideration for national awards. This year’s Williston Northampton School awardees are: Anita Hua ’22 (pictured...

grid of student faces Ronald Chan ’01 Encourages Global Perspective

Class of 2001 alumnus Ronald Chan delivered the keynote address at Williston Northampton School’s virtual 2021 Cum Laude Society induction ceremony on January 26, when the school bestowed one of its highest academic honors on 12 members of the senior class. (See video of the entire ceremony and the speaker only.) Head of School Robert...

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