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.More About Student Life
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.Learn About the Upper School
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.Find Out More
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.
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.Learn More
Here For You
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.Learn More About Williams History