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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  • A snowy spring campus photo from Residential Faculty member Lindsey  Stapleton

    A Socially Distant Spring Break

    Kaitlin Resler
    Spring break 2020? We’re in it, but for much of our community, current events called for a change of plans that involves less vacation and more field trips to the sofa to bother the family pet. It’s hard to tap into a feeling of togetherness when the distance is so tangible and we spend hours scrolling through a cycle of difficult news, with little shift in tone. Yet, in true ‘gaudet patientia duris’ style, there are gleams of goodness to be found in our virtual world! We’ve compiled some suggestions pulled from several corners of the internet for some socially distant spring break activities. Read on for links (a lot of links) and resources.
  • More Than a Theatrical Production: The Wolves

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    It seems like a lifetime ago, before COVID-19 took a firm hold on daily routines, a group of young thespians took to the Emma Willard School stage and worked theatrical magic recreating the look and feel of a competitive indoor soccer team. Under the direction of Instructor/Theatre Director Erica Tryon, the winter play, The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, depicted the poignant sideline conversations of a nine-member girls’ team.
  • K2T has a pre-break “campfire” in the alcove

    In Community with COVID-19

    Suzanne Romero Dewey

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