The Student Handbook contains important information about daily life at Williams. The Handbook helps you understand our small but complex community.
In this book, we include much information about academic policies, athletics, arts, clubs, publications, and about expectations for behavior. We also include the expectations and guidelines for students. We hold you responsible for knowing the rules.
As you now know or will know soon, excellence both in academics and in citizenship is highly valued at Williams. We want to help you know the best that has been thought and said and to act in the most respected ways.
Every year, we name a theme to focus our attention and discussions throughout the year. For the past three years our themes have helped us build, serve our community and promote our learning and personal growth. For the 2011-2012 school year, we will continue to emphasize “Belong” as a theme and a manner in which we conduct ourselves. We all belong in an environment where we can try new things, challenge ourselves academically, athletically, and artistically, and rely on the unfailing support of teachers, coaches, and administrators.
At Williams, most of our time together is spent shaping your academic skills and mental fitness. We always emphasize and rely on your emotional maturity and personal discipline; we have assemblies and special programs that give us all ideas to consider. Yet our learning and the values we share are developed by communicating with each other.
The Handbook is your guide to life inside the School, both the opportunities and the expectations. Read it and refer to it throughout the year.