Virginia Garrison Williams | Founder

Virginia Garrison Williams | Founder

Mission Statement

The Williams School works with each child to build an enduring foundation for academic, moral and social success. Williams School students embody integrity, confidence, discipline and a love of learning.

Our History

Ours is a history of pioneering ideas and innovative thinking. We are proud and humble.

The V. Garrison Williams Primary School was originally founded in a home on Boissevain Avenue in 1927 as a non-sectarian private school for boys and girls.

In 1933, the school settled in its present building at the corners of Colonial and Fairfax Avenues.

The name of our school was “Garrison-Williams School” from 1934 until 1977. It then became a tax-exempt organization and we legally adopted our present name, “The Williams School”.

Additions, renovations, and enhancements have occurred over the years – these include a cozy and well-stocked library, Science Lab, Art and Music room, Computer Lab, bright and dynamic learning spaces, and a communal dining hall – but our environment still reflects the warm charm and distinctly elegant atmosphere of a welcoming southern home.

Statement of Inclusion

The Williams School admits students of any race, color, religion, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and school administered programs.

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