Please join us for coffee and a quick peek at The Williams School any Tuesday from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
No need for a reservation! Just drop in when it is convenient for you!
Prefer a private tour? Please contact Tracey Braham, Associate Head of School, Enrollment and Community Engagement.
Through both intent and design we are a small school. We are
committed to providing our children an expansive education. We are an
intellectual and caring community of mind, body and spirit where learning
spills out of the classrooms into the hallways, onto the playing fields and
throughout our children's lives as they think, talk and interact with what
they are studying.
We work in close partnership with parents who are, in fact, their
children's first and most important teachers. We strive to be a diverse
school family united by shared values and the common ideals we hold for our
children. The individuality of our children enriches our community as a
We invite you to explore our website. We believe it provides helpful
information and reflects the unique qualities of The
Williams School, a school as special as the children we serve.
The Williams School works with each child to build an enduring foundation for academic, moral, and social success. Williams
School students embody integrity, confidence, discipline, and a love of
Statement of Philosophy
A child-centered environment: We believe that children learn in different
ways at diverse rates and “one-size” does not fit all. As a result, we
provide substantial individual attention to each student by maintaining a low
student/teacher ratio. Furthermore, we are flexible in our approach to
teaching, using innovative approaches to accomplish traditional academic
goals and the mastery of a rigorous curriculum. In order to develop each
child in accordance with his or her capabilities, we strive to provide
challenging work at whatever level each child has reached.
A community of inclusion: The uniqueness of individuals brings
fulfillment to The Williams School’s mission and values. The School is
committed to fostering a community of inclusion in which a wide spectrum of
individual differences is valued, celebrated and integrated throughout its
board of trustees, staff, students, faculty and curriculum.
Emphasis on integrity and
responsibility: The most important values we can
instill in our students are a love for honesty and an enduring sense of
responsibility. Two frequently heard themes at The Williams School are the School’s
motto, “Honor before honors,” and the statement, “With privileges come
responsibilities.” In daily life we insist that children respect the rights
and needs of others and exhibit proper social behavior both within and
outside the school community. Finally, we emphasize contribution to the
larger community by students of all ages.
An environment for learning: One of the non-negotiable foundations of The
Williams School is the character of its operating environment: that of a
close-knit family. Whether it is the “home” that houses the school community
or the small classes, everyone knows your name and all receive attention.
This caring environment is critical to the freedom for a child to make a step
forward and be involved without fear or misstep and to learn and grow from
any mistakes. The school is vertically integrated. The Big-Little
Brother-Sister tradition extends children’s relationships beyond their peer
group with multiple benefits for all. The extensive use of outside resources
expands each child’s educational, cultural and athletic experiences into the
A partnership with parents: We view parents as our partners in the greater
Williams School family. They are integral to the effective education and
development of their children, as well as valuable resources upon which we
draw daily. Parents can expect frequent and varied contacts, sensitivity to
individual family needs and access to a faculty and administration that
encourage their input. To the extent they want to be involved, parents help
with school outing, activities and fundraising events, participate as members
of advisory councils and the Board of Trustees, and in so doing, reinforce
and extend the school’s academic, moral and social training.
Statement for Diversity
The Williams School is committed to
achieving an intellectual, cultural, and social environment on campus in
which all are free to think, learn, and grow without prejudice, intimidation,
or discrimination. The school promotes the appreciation of every individual
regardless of race, gender, age, nationality, socioeconomic status, cultural
heritage, religious background, or sexual orientation. We encourage
appropriate activities and events that foster learning about the diversity of