Teaching & Learning at Williams
Williams combines the excellence of a classical liberal arts education with progressive programming to prepare students to thrive as they go on to college and thrive in their careers while leading happy and fulfilling lifestyles. Outstanding teachers spark and nurture students’ intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and imagination. Students’ course selection is based on their individual interests and abilities and they enjoy flexibility in creating personalized schedules to help them pursue their passions and achieve their goals. Furthermore, in addition to Honors and Advanced level work, an option to achieve an Interdisciplinary Certificate, or pursue taking courses at Connecticut College beginning in the Junior Year through the College Acceleration Program, or as a Senior through New London Scholars or as a special day student.
In the classroom, students analyze and integrate complex material, participate in socratic discussions, and communicate in written, spoken, and creative ways.
Students learn how to stretch themselves, knowing that their efforts will be recognized, supported, and appreciated by their peers. In all of these endeavors, students learn that only with collaboration, empathy, and self-discipline, is the excellence they seek attainable.
At Williams, all community members collaborate to perpetuate an open atmosphere of mutual respect, providing a supportive learning environment that encourages students to take meaningful, developmentally appropriate risks as they pursue their own academic, artistic, and athletic goals.The ArtsAthletics
Meet Our Faculty
Outstanding teachers spark and nurture students’ intellectual curiosity.
They also encourage their critical thinking, and imagination. Williams’ educators are the cornerstone of our academic programs.Meet Our Faculty
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.Find Out More
Additional Prep Programs
Connecticut College Connection
Several seniors each year qualify to take courses at Connecticut College.See More
College Acceleration Program
The College Acceleration Program offers students in grades 11-12 a full semester of college courses and corresponding credits.Get More Info
Interdisciplinary Certificate Program
Interdisciplinary Certificate Programs offer students the opportunity to earn a certificate alongside their diploma in a focused subject area.The Program
Working with students and families, Williams’ counselors help find the best-fit colleges.Learn More
For College Admission Officers
Helpful notes and contact information for admissions officers from colleges and universities.Helpful Info
Meet our learners.
Class of 2025
I enjoy the challenge in my courses.
My teachers push me to understand topics on a deeper level and inspire curiosity about different ideas. My teachers are always looking out for me — I know that if I’m ever struggling, there’s always a teacher that I can turn to.Close Story
I love the range of options and limitless ways to pursue my intellectual curiosity at Williams.
The interdisciplinary method of teaching inspires us to make connections between different topics and disciplines, further enriching my learning experiences. My teachers are experts in their fields of study and actively want you to succeed. They are great people to talk to and are always open to discussing anything whether it’s ways to improve my grades, learn more about subject, or to better understand concepts from class
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