WILLIAMS AT A GLANCE
Williams at a glance
- Number of Students: 534
- Males: 255; Females: 279
- Towns and Cities Represented Among the Student Body: 49
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
- Average Class Size: 22
- Faculty with Masters Degrees or higher: 70%
- Advanced Placement students taking Advanced Placement Examinations: 100%
- Graduates who continue their Education at Prestigious Colleges and Universities: 96%
- Advanced placement courses in six subjects with several more additional courses available through our Virtual High School Program
- 22 Varsity sports programs
- 20 league championships, 12 South Sectional Championships, 11 EMass Finalists, 3 state championships and 1 national championship in sports over the past 10 years
- Annual school trips abroad to Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, or Switzerland
- Many after-school clubs and activities
- Annual operating budget 2011-12: $5,970,152
- Size of endowment: $920,000
- Tuition rate 2011-12: $11,000
- Our 2011 seniors received over $1 million dollars in scholarships and grants for college
- Nearly 10,000 Alumni worldwide
- Notable Alumni including:
High Ranking Military Officers and Political Leaders
Federal Agents, Ambassadors and Officials
Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders
High Level Corporate Managers, Investors and Financiers
Doctors and Masters of Law, Medicine and Education
Servants of the Clergy and of the Cloth
Local & National Media Personalities
|AWHS||$ 7,200||$ 8,200||$ 8,700||$ 9,200||$ 9,600||$10,300||$11,000|
|% of all students||38%||36%||43%||47%||51%||44%|
Mrs. Jane Funderburk, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Meryl Baxter, Dean of Students
Mr. Dan Tarpey, Dean of Students
Mrs. Kate Madden, Director of Admissions
Braintree is a suburban community with a population of approximately 38,000 and is 11 miles
South of Boston.
COLLEGES UNIVERSITIES & ACCEPTING THE CLASSES OF 2005-2009
American International College
New England College
Applicants are accepted after consideration of entrance examination results, previous school records and recommendations of teachers and administrators.
Required: Theology I, English I, Algebra I (or Honors Alg. I/Alg. II and Geometry), Biology I, World History I, Spanish (I or II) or French (I or II), Physical Education/Health/Study Skills.
Required: Theology II, English II, Geometry (or Honors Algebra II), Chemistry I, World History II, Spanish (II or III) or French (II or III).
Electives (one of the following): Art, Music, Chorus
Required: Theology III, English III, Algebra II (or Honors Analysis/Pre-Calculus), U.S. History (or AP U.S. History), Guidance (one semester).
Electives (two of the following): French (III or IV) or Spanish (III or IV), Physics I, AP Biology, Art II, Public Speaking, Chorus, Virtual High School.
Required: Theology IV, English IV (or AP English), Advanced topics in Math or Algebra II/Trigonometry or Intro to Calculus (or AP Calculus).
Electives (three of the following): AP Biology, AP Modern European History, Topics in U.S. History, U.S. Since 1945, Economics/Law & Justice, Anatomy and Physiology, Physics I, Sociology, Art (II or III), Public Speaking, Chorus, Business Computer Applications, Intro to Business, Virtual High School.
To graduate from Archbishop Williams High School, a student must have successfully completed twenty-four credits as follows:
- 4 credits in each of the following: Theology, English and Mathematics
- 2 credits in the same Foreign Language
- 3 credits in Social Studies (1 credit in U.S. History)
- 5 credits in Electives (1 credit in Fine Arts)
- 3 credits in Science including 2 courses with laboratory work (Students completing the 3-year Art sequence may have 2 credits in laboratory science only)
In addition, the above requirements, freshman will complete one course in Skills, which includes: Physical Education, Health Education and Study Skills.
Our Grading system is numerical from 1 to 100 with minimum passing grade of 60.
Our grade point system is weighted on a 4.0 scale.
An additional weight of .3 is given to accelerated courses, .6 for honors courses and 1.0 for AP courses. Students are not ranked.
All of our courses are rigorous and personalized; as follows;
AP - Advanced Placement courses are offered in U.S. History and Biology for Grade 11 and Calculus, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History and Biology for seniors.
Students electing AP courses take the Advanced Placement exam, and potentially earn college credits while still in high school.
H – Honors courses require performance and production levels beyond that required of ACC and CP courses.
ACC – Accelerated courses demand a command of subject matter, depth of understanding, and pace of performance beyond CP courses.
CP – College Preparatory courses prepare a student for success at the college level. Appropriate study habits, homework responsibilities and command of content are required to succeed at this, and all levels.
VHS – Virtual High School, is an online program with over 100 courses available. Advanced Placement, Accelerated or Honors credit is given upon completion of VHS courses.
CO-CURRICULAR AND ATHLETIC OPPORTUNITIES
- The school as an integral part of its mission sponsors co-curricular activities, they are intended to enrich and compliment the school's academic programs. Club activities are diverse, reflecting academic interests and service to the community. These programs appeal to hobby and sports enthusiasts as well.
- All students are encouraged to participate in at least one sport or extracurricular activity per year.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES· National Honor Society
· French & Spanish National Honor Society
· Student Council/Student Government
· Drama Club/Theatre Ensemble
· Admissions Council
· Communications Club (Mitre & Radio)
· Peer Ministry
· Liturgical Choir
· School Chorus
· Math Club
· Law Club
· Literary Magazine
Football (Varsity and JV and Freshman)-Male/Female
Soccer (Varsity and JV)–Male/Female
Volleyball (Varsity and JV)-Female
Basketball (Varsity, JV and Freshman)-Male
Basketball (Varsity and JV)-Female
Baseball (Varsity and JV)-Male
Softball (Varsity and JV)-Female
- All students participate in at least one full day retreat program and attend at least six all-school liturgical assemblies to celebrate various holy days and/or special periods of religious reflection.
- Senior leaders within our Campus Ministry Program become Eucharistic Ministers, lectors, and are members of a liturgical choir.
- Father Walter Keymont, our chaplain, offers mass at least twice per week for staff and students and arranges for weekly access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
- All freshmen, sophomore and junior students will offer 20 hours of community service per year, as a graduate requirement. This service is supervised by our Campus Ministry Program
AFFILIATIONSNew England Association of Schools and Colleges National Catholic Educational Association Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Massachusetts Secondary School Adminstrators Association National Association of Secondary Schools And Colleges National Honor Society National French Honor Society National Spanish Honor Society Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association
last updated 9/11