Program Director, Kaatje White
MG School-Based Coordinator and Librarian, Liza Barrett


Who are We?

Since 2008, the Williams Center at Mt. Greylock (WC@MG) has engaged college students, professors and Williams resources to support the MG community. Some 30 Williams students work with MG students and faculty during and after the school day in many academic and co-curricular areas.  

In turn, Mt Greylock serves as a learning lab for Williams students pursuing experiential course projects and for many who are committed to post graduate careers in education. Our sincere appreciation goes out to all members of the MG and Williams communities who help facilitate and encourage this wonderful partnership.

How will the WC@MG  enrich my student’s Mt Greylock experience?

Williams Fellows Program

The MGRS Library Media Center is the official home of the Williams Center. Our School-Based Coordinator and Librarian, Liza Barrett, facilitates and schedules our programs; inquiries should be directed to her. All Williams Center programs are free, but many require a one-time completion of the ‘23-24  WC @ MG Learning Contract by a parent or guardian.  All programming is expected to begin the week of Sept 25th.

      After-school Homework Help@MG: After-school homework help is available for students in grades 7-9. Williams Fellows work one-on-one or in small subject area groups with students on homework and study skills in all academic areas. This program is supervised by Mrs. Barrett and is offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:45 - 4:30 pm.

      Free Sunday Evening REMOTE Tutoring for Grades 9-12: Williams Fellows will run remote weekly one-on-one or small group sessions with Mt. Greylock students in subject-specific areas. Please note: This program is online and is supervised by Williams students and is focused on STEM subjects.

      Writing Fellows Program: Williams students support writing for high school students through one-on-one dialogue and revision-based editing. Williams Fellows will be available during weekly study blocks and in selected English classes. These meetings occur during the school day in the library, afterschool or virtually using Google docs. (This program does not require parental permission or contract.)

      College Essay Coaching - Williams students provide free, one-on-one in person (in the library) and online feedback and coaching to Mt. Greylock seniors on their personal college essays. Email addresses of these writing fellows will be available in early October on the MG library website. Schedule initial in person College Essay Coaching appointments with Liza Barrett. Follow-ups may occur online. (This program does not require parental permission or contract.)

      In Class Support: Williams students are often available to help out in specific classrooms depending on teacher need and student availability and interest. In the past Williams students have been particularly engaged in academic support classrooms, orchestra, visual arts and middle school math.           

      Research Fellows: (New this year!) Williams students will be available in selected classrooms and in the library to assist with advanced research techniques and project support.



Williams Fellows will continue to offer their expertise by leading co-curricular groups inspiring and mentoring MG students beyond the classroom.

      Middle and High School After-School Writing Club - Williams students lead MG students in mentor/peer-supported creative writing activities and projects. (Day and time TBA).

      High School Diverse Books Club- This lively and popular reading and discussion group will meet two evenings each semester in the MG library.  (Days TBA)


Field Studies and Special Academic Programs

The Williams Center supports many “field studies”—one-day and short-format activities at Mt. Greylock and at Williams.  Past highlights include:

      Arts Workshops- Internationally acclaimed guest performers visit the school for workshops; students attend 62 Center events for a nominal fee or free of charge.

      ScienceBlast - A morning of hands-on science workshops at Williams for HS students in May. New this year, a day at Williams for 8th graders too (TBA). Workshops are led by Williams science and math faculty.

      GreylockTalks - A speaker series run by MG student leaders where professors and community members present short talks on a variety of topics.  See past talks here

      Topics in Science - Members of the Williams science department visit middle and high school science classes for presentations and lab experiences.

      Language and Cultural Exchange - Native Spanish speakers from Williams visit Spanish classes to practice conversation and to share aspects of their culture with MG students.


Click here to complete WC @ MG Learning Contract


Please contact Kaatje White at kwhite@williams.edu or Liza Barrett  lbarrett@mgrhs.org

for questions or to share programming ideas.

 All WC@MG programming will begin the week of September 25, 2023 unless otherwise announced. Look for WC@MG happenings and specific fall schedules on the school website.

Enjoy a wonderful start to the new school year!