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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    A
Address
19 Payson Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone
(413) 529-3000

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$61,900
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From The Williston Northampton School

The moment you step on campus, you will feel it: Williston is more than a school, it's a community—a caring fellowship of teachers, advisors, coaches, and classmates. Our job is to understand what motivates you, to guide and support you in pursuing your interests, and to help you discover new ones. In our classrooms, on our playing fields, and in our dorms, we inspire our students to live with purpose, passion, and integrity. Because at Williston, what matters is not just what you will accomplish as a student, but who you will become as a person.

The Williston Northampton School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1260
109 responses
Average ACT
29
44 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Ringing the Angelus (bell) when winning games
    36%
  • Painting the lion
    32%
  • Singing "Sammy" after winning a hockey game
    14%
  • Winter Ball
    9%
  • Girls Varsity Lacrosse
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    70%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    International Boarding Students
    18%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    490
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
    69%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    85%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
    Poll
    85%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    64%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
    30%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    55%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses

    The Williston Northampton School Reviews

    78 reviews
    All Categories
    Williston challenges students to follow a proper schedule. Sports/activities being required helped me personally get outside of my room and interact with other people, as well as have something non-academic to look forward to. Dorm rules and study hours helped me focus and get my homework done in a timely manner. There are some things I hope that Williston will focus more on: improving dorms, bathrooms/shower, installing kitchens in each dorm so students can cook their own food, upgrading the dining hall food, and helping new students adjust better. I recommend getting a different cooking company, as well as have cooks who are more experienced with serving unique and better quality food. I also hope that Williston will provide new students with peer support buddies, especially if the student comes in halfway during the school year. Through these minor changes, I know that students will feel more secure and really mean it when they say Williston is really their "home away from home".
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    Williston was the best place I could have gone for high school. Even as a day student, I felt so connected to the entire Williston community that it left me smiling all day. The faculty were the most influential part of my experience. They are always willing to meet with you at any time of day, any day of the week. One of my math teachers at Williston even helped me prepare for 3 hours for my first college math final after I had already graduated from Williston!
    We have been incredibly pleased with the experience we have had at Williston Northampton. On a daily basis, our son experiences a balance of being challenged to be the strongest student he can be while being supported by a team of teachers that are dedicated to their work with students in ways that we have never seen before in any other school. Having seen first hand, with our older children, how other boarding schools work, we were blown away during our son's first year at the depth of care and attention he received from the faculty members who live and work with him. We considered other traditional New England boarding schools, some of which people in our hometown had heard more about, but after experiencing the warmth and inclusion we felt the minute we stepped on the Williston campus, we found ourselves struggling to even consider other options. Now, two years later, our faith in the amazing job that Williston does with its students has only grown!