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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  • Showcase performers in dance routine

    GirlSummer Concludes with Confidence and Celebration

    Julie Clancy
    GirlSummer Session II finished with a joyful flourish. This last session was a mix of girls taking part in signature programs such as Writer’s Retreat, English Language and Leadership, and Emma Codes, as well as exciting electives such as Mixed Media, Podcast, Advanced Jewelry Design, Basketball, and Jazz.
  • Junior 4+ crew team at Nationals

    A Crew Team Salute to a Strong Athletic Tradition

    Julie Matthews, PhD and Suzanne Dewey
    Rowing began at Emma Willard in the mid-1980s. It didn’t take long before crew became a popular program.  Today, the Jesters are members of the nationally recognized and highly competitive New York State Section 2 Interscholastic Rowing Association, a junior rowing division. The fleet includes sweep and sculling boats and calls the boathouse on Green Island home. Close to one in ten students at Emma are on the crew team during the fall season, and in the spring the field narrows to a selective set of experienced rowers. The season runs right to the end of the academic year and most times the finals are wedged into the end-of-year celebrations. 
     
  • Katie V. ‘21, launches one of her own rockets for GirlSummer campers in honor of Apollo 11 anniversary

    GirlSummer: Investing in the Future

    Julie Clancy and Suzanne Dewey
    Investing in girls is what we do. We know the research confirms that one of the more effective methods to impact our world for the better is to invest in girls and women. Emma Willard School’s founder and namesake knew that empowering young women helps shape the world. 

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