We have fun here on the weekends!
Whether it's going to the drive-in movie theater down the street or shopping at the mall or skiing/snowboarding at one of the local mountains, you don’t have to stay on campus (but you can) to find fun.
When weekends arrive, you can explore a range of fun options both on and off campus, from movies, concerts and plays to ski trips and shopping. The Times Union Center and Palace Theatre in nearby Albany are big-time venues for national entertainment.
Critically acclaimed exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art just over the state line repeatedly draw Emma Willard students into the arts scene, or other museums through teacher-run field trips
On campus, we host an array of events. Of course, we have our own prom! Emma also frequently travels to other independent schools for dances and other social get-togethers such as hiking adventures or cultural events. And don’t forget that we’re just a few hours from the Big Apple and Boston – popular destinations for field trips.
A great way to meet boys other than through dances and field trips is to join the groups of students who regularly go off campus to Mock Trial and Model UN competitons.
You might find yourself at Harvard or Princeton, in Washington, D.C., or competing regionally with quiz teams in a Jeopardy format. Spirited connections with other smart girls and boys are rewards in themselves.