Our Mission

Honoring its founder’s vision, Emma Willard School proudly fosters in each young woman a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life, and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership to serve and shape her world.

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  • An early illustration of Troy Female Seminary

    Celebrating 200 Years in Troy

    Head of School Jenny Rao
    Two hundred years ago today, on May 8, 1821, Emma Hart Willard welcomed the first students to Troy Female Seminary, which was later renamed Emma Willard School.
  • Scenes from the Picture a Scientist film

    Inspiring Future Scientists

    Melissia Mason
    The Emma Willard School Science Department recently hosted a screening of the award-winning film Picture a Scientist, followed by a panel discussion with local female scientists. The film features a variety of renowned female scientists, including a molecular biologist, analytical chemist, geomorphologist, and cardiologist, as they navigate their workplaces. 
  • A student works on some blackout poetry in the library.

    Poetry Month at Emma Willard School

    Kaitlin Resler
    April 2021 marked the 25th annual celebration of Poetry Month. At Emma Willard School, Director of Library Resources and Research Caroline Buinicky and Assistant Librarian Freya Gibbon provided activities throughout the month in celebration of poets and poetry, starting with a kick-off party on Friday, April 2 and followed by creative celebrations throughout the month

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