The Williams School

182 Mohegan Avenue,
New London, CT, 06320-0632
Tel: (860)443-5333
Grades: 6 - 12 | 230 students
Located in New London, CT, on the beautiful campus of Connecticut College, The Williams School is a small school that makes a big impact.
Williams is co-educational day school serving approximately 240 students in grades 7-12 from 40 communities in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Fishers Island, NY.
 The Williams School seeks curious and motivated students eager for a close-knit environment where participation is valued, expectations are high and, simply put, it is cool to be smart.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Year Founded 1891

Student Body

Total Students 230 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade The Williams School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 78%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP French V, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish V Language, AP United States History, AP Vergil, 
Average SAT score 1815
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,990
% on Financial Aid 40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $11,698
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mark Fader
Admissions Associate Cathy Carter

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SquashSwimming,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Acabellas (girls a cappella), Acafellas (boys a cappella), Ambassadors (Tour Guides), Band, Harvard Model Congress, Jazz Band, Literary Journal, Multicultural Club, Service Committee, Student Council, Thespians, Yearbook Band, Jazz Band, Thespians, Yearbook, Acabellas (girls a cappella),
Acafellas (boys a cappella),
Ambassadors (Tour Guides),
Harvard Model Congress,
Literary Journal,
Multicultural Club,
Service Committee,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Located in New London, CT, on the beautiful campus of Connecticut College, The Williams School is a small school that makes a big impact. Williams is a co-educational day school serving approximately 240 students in grades 7-12 from 40 communities in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Fishers Island, NY.  Big things are happening at Williams! The Williams School will add a 6th grade for the 2014-2015 academic year, in addition to introducing a complete revision of its advanced courses curriculum in the Upper School. The Williams School seeks curious and motivated students eager for a close-knit environment where participation is valued, expectations are high and, simply put, it is cool to be smart.

    At Williams, our focus is educating students to be lifelong learners and active citizens in a global community.  Personal attention from faculty, academic challenge, outstanding opportunities in arts and athletics, and inclusivity are the cornerstones of the Williams experience.

    Students at The Williams School engage in a classical curriculum that values both the liberal arts as well as the scientific method.  The Williams curriculum is writing and reading intensive with a strong emphasis on presentation skills. 

  • Profile last updated: 08/12/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lighthouse Voc-ed Center Groton (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Mary's Star Of The Sea (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Mary's Star Of The Sea (1.6 miles away)
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  • New London St. Mary's Star Of The Sea
    (Roman Catholic)
    16 Huntington Street
    New London , CT , 06320
    (860)443-7758
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.6  mi  |  110  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • New London
    St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    25 Squire St
    New London , CT , 06320
    (860)442-1720
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.2  mi  |  189  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Groton Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    50 Sacred Heart Drive
    Groton , CT , 06340
    (860)445-0611
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.4  mi  |  220  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Groton
    Lighthouse Voc-ed Center Groton
    Special Education School
    46 Plaza Ct
    Groton , CT , 06340
    (860)445-7626
    Special Education School
    3.2  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  UG
  • New London Solomon Schechter Academy
    (Jewish)
    660 Ocean Ave
    New London , CT , 06320
    (860)443-5589
    (Jewish)
    3.4  mi  |  29  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 07, 2014 - This school is an academic model for all local schools. The students are challenged, assisted and cherished by the staff and administration. My child enjoys every aspect of this school. If you can make the sacrifice to send your child to Williams, do not hesitate. It is well worth it. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended November 19, 2013 - I will never stop thanking my parents for sending me to Williams. It is an incredibly accepting environment, and the teachers honestly want to see their students succeed. The Williams School is not easy academically, but it has prepared me for college in every way possible. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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The average private school tuition in New London County, CT is $7,300 for elementary schools and $21,848 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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