The Williston Northampton School is home to 80 Middle School students (all day) and 450 Upper School students (65 percent boarding and 35 percent day). The student body represents 22 states and 24 countries and a full 16 percent of the student body identify as of color.
The beautiful 125-acre campus is located in the heart of the Five College area--home to Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The school offers a diverse and challenging curriculum, with 37 honors and Advanced Placement classes.
With a dedicated faculty of 68 full-time teachers--almost 75 percent of whom have advanced degrees in their fields--Williston provides an extraordinary range of opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.
Williston Northampton is mindful of its dual legacy from Williston Academy and the Northampton School for Girls to educate students to pursue their passions with purpose and integrity.
- 528 students from 22 states and 24 countries
- 447 in the Upper School
- 81 in the Middle School
- 60% boarding students in Upper School (grades 9-12/PG)
- 40% of day students in the Upper School are from more than 30 towns in the Pioneer Valley
- 251 female students; 277 male students
- 16% students of color
- 3 students named “Commended” scholars and 1 finalist in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program
- 6 students in 10 years published in The Concord Review
- 54% of the 2011 AP exams scored a 4 or 5
- 90 faculty members who also act as dorm parents, advisors, and coaches
- 69 teaching faculty
- 60 advanced degrees
- 5 doctorates
- 145 courses in the humanities, sciences, and arts
- 37 Advanced Placement courses
- 125-acre campus offering: large and small dorms, 5 technology centers, a professional theater, student campus center, athletic complex, 2 synthetic grass fields (1 with lights and stadium seating), enclosed ice rink, 12 tennis courts, arts studios, and art gallery
- 61 competitive teams in 32 sports
- 35 clubs and leadership opportunities for students
- 45,000-volume library and extensive periodical collection
- 122 members of the Class of 2011 were accepted to 230 colleges and universities
- 13 students in the average class