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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  • GirlSummer fun from a previous summer

    GirlSummer 2020 - Virtual Fun

    Julie Clancy and Suzanne Romero Dewey
    The GirlSummer crew is enjoying the GirlSummer spirit that is a hallmark of the summer experience. Virtually GirlSummer runs from July 6-17. 
  • Students visiting the Clark Art Institute in nearby Massachusetts

    What Do You Want From High School?

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    Every school has a personality and some schools just feel right. Finding the right school for you is more than just advancing year after year with your neighborhood friends. High school is an excellent time to think about something different, a school that matches the expectations you have for your own learning. 
  • Continuing a Journey Toward Anti-racism

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    No one is born racist or antiracist; these result from the choices we make. Being antiracist results from a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. In the absence of making antiracist choices, we (un)consciously uphold aspects of white supremacy, white-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society. Being racist or antiracist is not about who you are; it is about what you do. Talking About Race, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture

Staying Social

    285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815
    Welcome to Emma Willard School, a private day and boarding high school for girls in Troy, NY, and a leader in girls' education for over 200 years.