The Williston Northampton School - Review #16
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2003-2007|
|Sports and Activities:||While at Williston I participated in numerous multicultural groups and clubs, such as T.R.I.B.E, S.E.E., and the Diversity Committee. In addition to these clubs, I also performed in the student run performances of Hamlet and For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.|
|College Enrolled:||Pepperdine University|
|Home Town, State:||Brooklyn, NY, NY|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The one aspect that sets Williston apart from other schools is its genuine effort to celebrate on-campus multiculturalism. Whether through its annual Diversity Day, weekend events, or after school workshops Williston is continually making strides towards unity on-campus.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing that happen to me at Williston is finding my passion. At Willistion the seeds of advocacy, and social consciousness were placed within me. If it were not for my experiences with T.R.I.B.E and the Diversity committee I do not think I would have ever thought to pursue a career in law.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
My advice for the future generations of Williston are to be fearless in all you do. Don't settle for mediocrity and most importantly HAVE FUN!!!
4.) What did you like most about your school?
What I liked most about Williston is the life changing relationships and friends that I made while there.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Egg, Cheese, Bacon aka ECB!!!! So yummy, you have to do it at least once.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academic offerings at Williston are pretty standard. However, the Social Science and English departments have the most passionate and talented faculty members on campus. The course offerings from these two departments are challenging and truly pushes students to think in a more socially conscious way.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Williston offers a good variety of sports programs. The offerings range from judo to water polo, you really won't have great difficulty finding a sport to be interested in. Now in regards to the competitiveness I would say Williston ranks in the middle range. Williston has a few sports that are top-notch, among these are girls soccer and volleyball. What really makes Williston sports stand out is the overall goodwill and encouragement that you see between players and coaches on and off the field.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The programming that comes out of the Arts department is really mind blowing. The visual arts often exceed what one might expect from a group of high school students. The creativity and ingenuity displayed in the art speaks volume about the high level instruction the art students at Williston are receiving. The productions from the theater department exude such a level professionalism that the performances were always filled to capacity.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There is an abundance of student organizations to choose from at Williston. During my time there you could find anything from the DJ club to the Robotics club. What particularly makes these groups so cool is the fact the advisers really give the students full control of designing programs and events that allows them to express there individuality and point of view.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
My dorm life was great! I mean this might sound super cheesy, but I really felt at home at Williston. The in dorm events, were always so much fun. I remember having dance parties and funny holiday get togethers and tons other cool stuff. My dorm parents were funny, cool, and always there to with advice.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The immediate town of Easthampton is limited in its offerings for hanging out. However, it is close enough to Northampton, the Holyoke mall, and nearby colleges that you really can always find something to do off campus.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The social life is very close knit. I mean everybody knows everyone and usually are friendly. There is always somewhere for you to fit in at Williston.
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- Elon University Williston has a great balance of day students and boarding students, which allow students to know and learn more about the area. With a widespread campus in a safe neighborhood and numerous stores and restaurants. . .
- University of Maine Williston was the best community I could've ever established an identity with. My parents teach at the school, so we actually had a house on the campus. I developed close relationships with not only. . .
- Harvard University At a first glance, The Williston Northampton School appears similar to most college preparatory schools. It contains a beautiful New England campus, wonderful and caring teachers, and great athletic and artistic facilities. However, as many. . .
Tips for athletes applying to boarding school.
This is a fictional interview with the head of a boarding school. After all, her concerns are probably yours as well.
We parents have a multi-faceted role to play in protecting our school-age children during th pandemic.