Williams School celebrates 130 years of success and opens new sports complex
NEW LONDON, Connecticut (WTNH) – Twilliams school celebrates 130 years and even in the midst of this pandemic, staff have been able to move forward with their legacy balancing academics, sports and the arts to prepare students for a life of success.
“We have been very fortunate at Williams School to offer in-person learning throughout the year,” says Sharon Gaudreau, vice-principal of the independent prep school. “We have continued to develop our buildings, grounds, students and have remained very committed to our core values of scholarship, character and community.
A new addition to the school grounds: a grass field.
“Last school year, we moved forward during the pandemic and built the all-new $ 1.5 million turf field at the sports complex,” says school principal Mark Fader. “The purpose of this is obviously to help attract and recruit families interested in athletics and academics.”
Families like the Delaurenti. Heather’s son JD just graduated from Williams and her youngest son is currently enrolled. She says they chose the school because of its mix of athletics, academics and the arts:
“The proximity to Connecticut College is an inexplicable feeling. When your kids are in this environment surrounded by students and the college campus, with academics associated with this turf that’s amazing, it’s just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
JD was Williams’ first All American lacrosse player, and he says the sports here have shaped who he is.
“I had a great experience,” he says. “I have met a lot of great people and got a lot of help from my teachers and sport has certainly taught me a lot about leadership.”
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To learn more about fall registration and upcoming open houses, visit www.williamsschool.org.