Welcome to Williamstown Middle School!
Williamstown Middle School is a diverse middle school that houses students in grades 5-8. Although nearly 2000 students attend Williamstown Middle School, we provide the ambience of a small school by organizing our school into small learning communities called “cores”. We provide a rigorous academic program along with opportunities for experiential learning with our many exploratory offerings designed to appeal to the developmental needs of our middle school students.
We are deeply committed to character education and bully prevention. Our award winning Community of Caring program has successfully reduced the incidents of bullying and harassment in the school. We utilize the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to provide a safe academic environment that supports our student population. In the spring of 2013 we were recognized by the Character Education Partnership as a “Promising Practices” school for our BRAVES advisory periods, which are scheduled monthly and held school wide. Additionally, our seventh and eighth grade students have an opportunity to participate in Challenge Day(s), a program sponsored by Herff Jones that celebrates diversity, each year. In 2016, WMS joined a growing cohort of schools in New Jersey by implementing Positive Behavioral Supports in Schools (PBSIS). Using the RISE (Respect, Integrity, Self-Control, Empathy) acronym to emphasize those qualities the school deems most important to success, this universal tiered intervention program is designed to establish a positive and proactive school climate that guides staff and students toward a respectful, rewarding, and consistent school environment.