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FAQs

When should I apply?

Students are encouraged to apply before March 15th. We would also like to meet you! Visit the Application Process page for details.

Is an interview required for admission?

Yes, an interview is a required component of the application process. An admission decision will not be made by the Admission Committee until all materials are received and an on-campus interview and assessment has taken place. International students who do not visit the Williams Academy campus may arrange for a Skype interview.

What is the average class size?
  • Upper School: Average class size is 12 students.
  • MiddleSchool: Average class size is 12 students.
What are the school hours?

Classes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:15 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. Faculty and staff are on campus for extended hours.

What competitive sports are offered at Williams Academy?

Our offerings include baseball, basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, cross country, football, kickboxing, soccer, swimming, water polo, volleyball, wrestling, ski/snowboarding club, and an after school riding program. Visit the Athletics page for more information.

Is there a minimum or maximum income a family must have in order to be considered for financial aid?

No. Net income is not the only factor used in making financial aid decisions. Assets, debts, and number of dependents are among the various factors that Williams Academy considers, and these factors may have an influence on financial aid decisions.

How is financial aid handled if the parents are divorced or separated?

Williams Academy considers the assets of both natural parents and/or stepparents before making an award and cannot be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses. In this situation, the custodial parent fills out the PFS and submits it to SSS. Non-custodial parents and stepparents must also complete a PFS and submit it directly to Cate. It is the custodial parent's responsibility to ensure that this procedure is completed.

Is there a dress code?

There are no uniforms required at the school; however, there is a dress code designed to support the learning environment. Please contact the school for more details.

How are parents involved at Williams Academy?

Parents are a vital part of our school. They participate on the Board of Trustees and Parents Association; help organize fundraising events, and class trips; support the teachers in communicating with other class parents; and participate in parent education classes. Opportunities abound for parents to contribute their unique skills and energy to the school community through volunteering.