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New London, CT

The Williams School is an independent college prep day school for students in grades 6-12 on the campus of Connecticut College.

Offering the best college prep experience in shoreline Connecticut, students at Williams thrive in a close-knit and inclusive community where they are closely mentored and guided by faculty and older peers. Students in the middle school learn how to learn in preparation for the Upper School where students gain a competitive edge in preparation for college and career.

Learning at Williams

Student Life & Community

Students learning experiences at Williams are enriched by a passionate and positive community. Exploring co-curricular opportunities — in the arts and athletics — allow students to gain self confidence, build community, and express themselves fully. School-wide programming and traditions connect all students across seven grades.

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Upper School

Grades 9-12

At Williams, all community members collaborate to perpetuate an open atmosphere of mutual respect and intellectual curiosity, providing a supportive context that encourages students to take meaningful, developmentally appropriate risks as they pursue their own academic, artistic, and athletic goals.

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Middle School

Grades 6-8

The Middle School program offers courses intended to develop not only content knowledge but also critical, creative, and abstract thinking skills. Students are guided to become respectful, responsible, and reflective students and citizens by faculty and upper school advisors and mentors.

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Core Values & School Mission

Scholarship, Character, Community

The Williams School aims to foster the intellectual, moral, creative, and physical development of students in preparation for college, lifelong learning, and active participation in an evolving world.

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100% Matriculation

College Counseling

College Counseling follows a student-centered and individualized approach to work with families to find the best-fit college for each student by considering their passions and goals, aptitude and abilities. 100% of our seniors go on to four-year colleges & universities each year.

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Here For You

Student Support

Students are supported at all levels of their education — from their faculty advisor, who serves as the family’s first point of contact in academic and social needs. And has the support and guidance of a learning support specialist, school counselor, and college counselor to help guide them through the formative adolescent years.

Student Support

With a 130+ Year History, Williams has been a longstanding leader in college preparatory education.

Decades of alumni will remember close mentoring from faculty, community connections through traditions, and an exceptional educational experience that propelled them to their next chapters in life.

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Furthering students’ learning.

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Performing & Studio

The Arts

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Go Get 'Em


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