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Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA
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Summary: At Williston, a good education involves much more than passing knowledge from teacher to student. It's an educational journey, an interactive process shaped by faculty-student relationships. We offer an academic environment that respects your ability to think for yourself and gives you the right balance of structure and freedom to make the most of it.
Department Director: Gregory Tuleja
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 85
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 60.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:5
Saturday Classes: Yes
Number of AP Courses Offered: 23
Notable Achievements: Don Cheng'11 semi-finalist in U.S. Physics Olympia, Dr. Alan Lipp publishes third mathmatics book, Fiddler Sarah Hubbard'12 1st in national contest
Summary: Our graduates tell us that their most important life-long friendships began right here at Williston. Students live in small dorms with a family atmosphere and in larger dorms in the center of campus. Dorm parents and other members of the faculty are always on hand for advice and friendship.
Department Director: Kathryn Noble
Number of Dorms: 11
Average Students Per Dorm: 25
No. of Girls Dorms: 4
No. of Boys Dorms: 7
Dress Code: Casual
Summary: Williston students take on leadership opportunities in over thirty active clubs on campus, participate in community service opportunities with their advisory, and enjoy outstanding weekend activities in the Five College region.
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Summary: Athletics are an integral part of our program with 61 teams in 32 sports competing in state-of-the-art facilities. Exciting and vibrant classes in visual and performing arts taught by professional artists.
Arts Department Director: Ben Demerath
Athletics Department Director: Mark Conroy
Notable Achievements: Girls' lacrosse won fifth straight champtionship, Bridget Instrum'12 named All-American in lacrosse, Annual Williston Film Festival every spring
Summary: Through a highly individualized program, Williston's college counseling staff guides juniors and seniors through all facets of the college admissions process. Our ultimate aim is to encourage each student to explore colleges that will foster his or her unique talents and goals.
Department Director: Timothy Cheney
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Robert Samuelson (Class of 1963) Financial Columnist, Newsweek and Washington Post Editor
Brad Hall (Class of 1975) Actor, Producer, Writer. Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Anchor
Koyalee Chanda (Class of 1992) Emmy-nominated Director, directed episodes of Blue's Clues and Sesame Street
Winthrop Crane (Class of ) 40th Governor of Massachusetts, U.S. Senator, Owner of the Crane Paper Company
Lawson Ramage (Class of 1926) Vice Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Decorated with the Medal of Honor
Patrick Rissmiller (Class of 1997) Professional Hockey Player, NHL New York Rangers, Forward
Chic Eglee (Class of 1970) Screenwriter & Producer for Television
Edward Clark Potter (Class of ) Sculptor of New York Public Library lions
Victor H. Fazio (Class of 1961) California Congressman
Mitch Epstein (Class of 1970) Photographer, Cinematographer, and Production Designer
The experiences that I had at Williston helped me to ‘think on my own two feet.’It also helped me gain self-confidence.These qualities have helped me live an industrious & interesting life every day.
-Ron Diehl, Class of 1961, member of the Headquarters, Department of the Army Energy Policy Team
Williston has been a big turning point in my life. It's helped me find a passion that I didn't have before I came here.
-Rafael Cortina, Class of 2009, Occidental College
"I can't wait to get out there and help others experience what I have." (From her senior year)
-Olivia Moses, Class of 2009, Gettysburg College
Summary: During the summer our facilities are used by several outside organizations, such as nationally known sports camps and Suzuki Violin music classes. Our Summer Theater program offers children and teens the opportunity to rehearse and perform plays before a public audience. Find out more at http://www.williston.com/summerprograms
Department Director: Gina Tirell
Williston shares a home in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts with the Five Colleges: Amherst, Mt. Holyoke. Smith. UMASS, and Hampshire. Having the Five Colleges nearby allows students & faculty to take advantage of opportunities to engage and explore that are virtually unparalleled at any other independent school in the country.Find out more at http://www.williston.com/plus
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