New Opportunities · Fall 2022

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The Williams School is best known for providing students with the opportunity to engage with strong and inspiring educators, build a growth mindset, and elevate their college preparation and matriculation. The Upper School program provides General, Honors, and Advanced college prep level courses to meet the needs of individual students with varied learning styles, abilities, and goals. With 100% of Williams students matriculating to top colleges and universities each year, they are fully prepared to succeed in an array of institutions of higher education. 

The Williams School's Mission is to foster the intellectual, moral, creative, and physical development of students in preparation for college, lifelong learning, and active participation in an evolving world.  Continuing our strategic student-centered approach to all that we do at Williams, we are excited to launch two new programs for fall 2022.

The College Acceleration Program offers students in grades 11-12 a full semester of college courses and corresponding credits. Over the course of their junior and senior years, students will take courses at Williams plus one course per semester at Connecticut College. By graduation, students successfully completing the program will gain a transcript from Connecticut College alongside their Williams diploma.


President of Connecticut College Katherine Bergeron and Head of School at The Williams School Mark Fader confirm the newly enhanced partnership between the schools on February 17, 2022.

Interdisciplinary Certificate Programs offer students in grades 10-12 the opportunity to earn a certificate alongside their diploma in a focused subject area — engineering, environmental sustainability, global perspectives, and humanities and the arts. Over a three-year period (10th-12th grade), students engaged in a certificate program will participate in five courses within the certificate program in addition to prerequisites and graduation requirements. They will also complete a research and professional exploration component and present all their certificate work via a digital portfolio.


We are excited about these new programs, which are evolving and on schedule to launch for fall 2022. Please be sure to revisit this page for updates as they become available.