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Williston COVID-19 Information

Information about Williston’s planning and response to the COVID-19 virus can be found on our COVID-19 information page. The page features recent communication from the school, as well links to helpful resources, and will be updated regularly.

man at podium at graduation Wildcats Earn Athletic Awards

While we couldn’t gather together for this year’s Athletic Award ceremony, we got to hear Director of Athletics Mark Conroy announce the awards during a recorded event in the Phillips Stevens Chapel (you can watch the event here). This year, the top awards were as follows: The George Denman Bowl for boys and the Alumnae...

man in robes at podium at graduation Williston Graduates 132 Students

Williston Northampton School’s 179th Commencement looked a little different this year, when 132 members of the class of 2020 received a virtual send off in a ceremony broadcast from the Phillips Stevens Chapel (watch it here). The video opens to the strains of bagpipes, long an accompaniment to the school’s Commencement exercises, and a welcome...

Middle School Closing Ceremony, Friday, May 29 at 2 p.m.

On Friday, May 29 at 2 p.m. EDT, the Williston Middle School will air a virtual ceremony for graduating eighth graders and their families filmed in the Phillips Stevens Chapel. Despite our unfortunate inability to celebrate in person, this virtual ceremony is a chance for us to celebrate the occasion and honor these amazing students....

zoom-image-girlsgocyber Williston Coders Win National Competition

A group of Williston students, dubbed the Williston Wildhackers, banded together earlier this year to start a coding club and enter a contest, GirlsGoCyberStart. On May 20 and 21, they competed in the national championship online, facing a wide variety of coding challenges in a field of nearly 300 schools—and won! Sophie Gontow Calderon ’21...

woman standing at a podium wearing a black robe at a graduation Williston Inducts 12 New Cum Laude Society Members

During Williston Northampton School’s 179th Commencement, celebrated virtually, the Cum Laude Society inducted 12 new members. Language teacher Karen Ram, president of the Williston chapter of the Cum Laude Society, read the names of the 12 students inducted into the honor society in January. Eric Albanese Jason Albanese Brenna Banas Julia Farnham Rachel Goodman William...

Saturday, May 23: Celebrating the Class of 2020

On Saturday, May 23 at 9:30 a.m. EDT, the Williston Northampton School will celebrate the Class of 2020 with the conferring of diplomas and accolades, in a video online. Watch it on our Commencement page.

Williston Donations Help Easthampton Institutions

Believing that in times of difficulty, neighbors should help neighbors, Williston Northampton School has donated and lent medical supplies and equipment to an Easthampton community organization and to the town of Easthampton. The school lent a van to the Easthampton Community Center’s Food Pantry Program so staff there can pick up supplies and deliver meals...

Garrette-with-masks Wildcats Donate Time and Talent During Pandemic

Williston Northampton School students are donating equipment and time to help others during the coronavirus pandemic. Garrette Ondrick, a ninth grader from Westfield, has been manufacturing face shields in his home for health care workers. First using an Ender 3 brand 3D printer to make the headband, he then attaches clear, empty laminate “pouches,” that...

history and global studies students of the trimester Congratulations to the History and Global Studies Students of T2

It was a terrific winter of learning and growth in the History and Global Studies Department! Congratulations to the following History and Global Studies Students of Trimester 2, 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....

Alum’s Paper Wins Top Prize

Around the time Simon Kim ’19 graduated Williston Northampton School in May 2019, and before he started classes at Stanford University, an essay he wrote for Sarah Klumpp’s Williston Scholars History course arrived at the Cum Laude Society offices in Louisville, Kentucky. The 20-page paper, submitted by a group of teachers at Williston, all members...

planet earth day Students Urge Earth Day Action

Williston Northampton School students are inviting classmates and faculty—and everyone else—to take a 21-Day Sustainability Challenge for Earth Day, coming up on April 22. The Sustainability Club and the Community Service Club have joined forces on this effort, noting, “We hope that we can use this month as a time to reflect on our past...

victory bell winter athletics Celebrating Winter Athletes

[This is the script that Mr. Conroy would have delivered at the Phillips Stevens Chapel for our Winter Athletic Assembly. Yes, Mr. Conroy used *four* exclamation marks!] Hello Williston!!!! First, I should start by wishing everyone well during this extraordinarily unsettling time.  While it is certainly not most important in the grand scheme of things,...

Teacher Chris Pelliccia, Williston Scholars Coordinator 327 Wildcats Earn T2 Honors

Congratulations to these 327 Wildcats who made honor roll during the second trimester of the 2019-20 school year! Ninth Grade Jordan Attys, Honors Luke Ballard, Honors Lydia Berghoff, Honors Philippa Berry, Honors Mateo Bratt, Honors Avery Brooks, Honors Alexander Calianos, Honors Connor Capshaw, High Honors Benjamin Carlan, Honors William Chalfant, Honors Daniel Ciejek, High Honors...

swimming and diving champions williston Swimming and Diving Makes Historic Splash, Takes Championship

The boys swimming and diving team picked up their first NEPSAC title in 10 years and their 15th overall to add to the storied history of the program. The meet opened up on Wednesday with the diving competition as Connor Cavanagh ’20 and Luke Grabowski ’25 got the team off to a terrific start with...

swim teams undefeated williston northampton school Boys and Girls Teams Swim to Twin Undefeated Seasons

In a historic end to a monumental season, both the boys and girls swimming and diving teams have gone undefeated, a first in Williston Northampton School’s storied swimming and diving program. In truth, the teams have been heading in this direction over the past few years, according to coach David Koritkoski. During the 2019-20 season,...

Radiant Light - Williston Northampton School Four Wildcats Recognized for Devotion to the Arts

During a recent assembly, Williston Northampton School’s Art Department Chair Natania Hume recognized four students for their devotion to and excellence at their respective arts disciplines. Britanie Acurio ’20, AP Studio Art Brittanie has taken her love of her hometown and brought a serious amount of New York attitude and energy to her work in...

Founders Day: Together, We’re Stronger!

It comes but once a year: Founders Day, the Williston Northampton School’s annual day of giving! This Founders Day marked our fifth annual day of giving and celebrated our school’s founders whose generosity and investment made our campus, programs, and education possible. THANK YOU for inspiring us with your collective generosity and outpouring of Green and...

MITMUN williston Williston Model UN Diplomats Receive Recognition at MIT

Eighteen Willistonians participated in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 12th annual Model UN conference, MIT MUNC, on February 8 and 9. Williston students joined more than 300 students from across the world to debate issues such as women’s access to education, nuclear nonproliferation, international space regulations, and futuristic apocalypse scenarios involving the likes of Tony...

winter athletic signing 24 Student-Athletes Commit to Play College Sports

Twenty-four members of the class of 2020 who have committed to continue playing sports in college participated in a signing ceremony on February 10 in the Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center. The strength of the Williston student-athlete experience was well represented in the number and breadth of colleges represented at the signing ceremony. Director of...

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