Located on the beautiful campus of Connecticut College in the historic seaport town of New London, CT, The Williams School is a co-educational day school serving 230 students in grades 6-12 from over 40 communities in Connecticut and Rhode Island and China.
With Core Values of Scholarship, Character, and Community, Williams 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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 235 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,150
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Williams School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
235 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
The Williams School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
11 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Acting: Periods and Styles (Advanced, Grade 12), Biology (Advanced), British Literature (Advanced), Calculus I (Advanced), Calculus II/III Multivariable (Advanced), Chemistry (Advanced), Creative Writing (Advanced), Dance III (Advanced), Dangerous Women in Literature, Dystopian Literature (Advanced), Isms in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Advanced), Latin V (Advanced), Physics II (Advanced), Portfolio Development (Advanced), Programming in Java (A) (Advanced), Programming in Java (B) (Advanced), Psychology and Literature (Advanced) Grade 12, Topics in Spanish Language & Culture (Advanced), US History (Advanced) (Grade 11)
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition Assistance and Merit Awards are available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Sharon Gaudreau
Admissions Associate
Kate Canning
Endowment Size
$13 million


Total Sports Offered
7 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Ambassadors, GSA, Harvard Model Congress, Literary Journal, Multicultural Club, Service Committee, Student Council, Technology & Aerospace Club, Yale Model UN, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Yoga Club

School Notes

  • With Williams' Core Values at the center, the School launched a new Strategic Plan in 2019 with a focus on educating students to be lifelong learners and active citizens in an everchaning word. 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 Humanities and STEAM. The Williams curriculum is writing and reading intensive with a strong emphasis on communication and critical thinking skills. 
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
The school promotes the best attributes your child. It gives them real opportunity to experience a variety of interests. They provide support when they struggle. The culture and expectations help them mature and gain confidence. The education portion is challenging and prepares them well for college. More importantly they create an environment encouraging good citizenship and concern for others. It has been a haven for my child. Lastly, it`s worth it. I am fortunate to have family assist with tuition. Even without it, I would make sacrifices to send my child to the Williams School. They are unique. No words can truly describe how they have impacted my son and his future.
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Williams is a great school. I agree with the other poster that the odd stat on the acceptance rate is probably due to the big shift in size a couple of years ago. I know under-performing students who have been asked to leave so there are high academic standards. My child has been at Williams for 3 years and is thriving and heading for a great future. The best part, in my view, is the small size and attentiveness of the teachers. For an expensive private school, this place is not loaded with stuck up families, as were many of the other schools we considered. This fact was important to our family. We also like how much the community celebrates the successes of the students as individuals, including successes outside of school.
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My child has only good things to say about this nurturing environment. Changes in the past couple of years have brought changes to the administrative structure and balance of power, yielding illogical student policies. With a lot of attrition, there are many new teachers and it will take time to weed out the bad apples, but they will do it. There is a lot of homework, which is a double-edged sword. College will seam easy, I have been told by other parents. The Head of School and Assistant Head of school are both wonderful, normal people.
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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.
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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.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 235 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,150
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New London County, CT is $19,058 for elementary schools and $23,530 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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