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.
Fast Facts528 students from 22 states and 24 countries_447 in the Upper School81 in the Middle School60% 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 Valley251 female students; 277 male students16% students of color3 students named “Commended” scholars and 1 finalist in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program6 students in 10 years published in The Concord Review54% of the 2011 AP exams scored a 4 or 590 faculty members who also act as dorm parents, advisors, and coaches69 teaching faculty_60 advanced degrees5 doctorates145 courses in the humanities, sciences, and arts_37 Advanced Placement courses125-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 gallery61 competitive teams in 32 sports35 clubs and leadership opportunities for students45,000-volume library and extensive periodical collection122 members of the Class of 2011 were accepted to 230 colleges and universities13 students in the average class