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.
From the very beginning of this school year, Academic Dean Dr. Meredith Legg set Emma Willard School on a path of fostering the habits of an intellectual life. Over the past week, some of our faculty and students have taken a moment to reflect on their own habits.
The Emma Willard School community gathered this morning for a moment of silent reflection and to hear the words of History Instructor and Chair of Humanties. Dr. Naeher offered comments reflecting on this sad day in history. He challenged the students "I want to ask you, however, not to become numb, and I want to challenge you to cultivate a compassion that leads to positive acts for good, even and perhaps especially in the face of great suffering. While I can’t give you an easy way to do this, to feel deeply without succumbing to despair, what I can say is that in the presence of evil, and pain, there is occasion for great good."
Emma Willard School is pleased to announce a new parents’ association launching this academic year. The purpose of this program is to further engage families in the Emma Willard community. Parents have helped be admission ambassadors or have served as mentors for Practicum and Signature projects on an ad hoc basis in the past. With the formalization of a parents’ group, which will be called Parents EMbassador Program (PEP), we hope to augment the community aspects for parents and provide a supporting structure for the student experience.