Lanesborough Elementary Partnership

A Williams student helping elementary students complete their BioEYES science journal.

Welcome to Lanesborough Elementary School.  The school educates approximately 215 students in Grades pre-kindergarten through sixth and is located 16 miles south of Williamstown.  The Center for Learning in Action creates academic collaborations between Lanesborough Elementary and Williams College.

This partnership, established in fall of 2015, supports field studies to the Williams campus and partners affiliated with Williams.

The Lanesborough Elementary School partnership with Williams is in its eighth year. With 56 Williams students engaging with Lanesborough students this year was an all-time high for partnership connections. Academic connections flourished with 21 Williams students pursuing fieldwork placements and research under the guidance of a Williams professor. Lanesborough Fellows and After School Tutoring paid programs launched in spring 2022 and had their first full year in 2022-2023. 16 Williams students worked 415 hours, focusing on bilingual support and after-school tutoring. It was also a banner year for volunteering. Service projects by the Williams soccer team and women’s volleyball team brought 19 Williams students to Lanesborough Elementary. Additionally, Lanesborough Elementary students visited Williams at Hopkins Forest, the planetarium, the Williams College Museum of Art, and a dance workshop at the 62 Center for 5 field trips of active learning. A successful partnership year with lots of collaborations!

In the Collaboration link, you will find information about the current programs and how to access opportunities. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.

Williams students have created content available to all on the Education Outreach Elementary Resources webpage.

Renee Schiek
Lanesborough Elementary School coordinator for Williams Elementary Outreach