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 group discusses the movie Harriet and one of the articles from the 1619 project.

    In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    The entire school community enjoyed a day practicing critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration outside of classes and in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.  The day was designed to reflect on the history, present, and future of civil rights in this nation through the lens of our nation’s history of slavery.
  • Don’t Just Take Our Word For It: The Advantages of Boarding and Girls’ Schools

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    The application deadline for many independent schools is typically in January or February. Whether you’ve completed all of your applications or are putting on the finishing touches, we commend you for taking the initiative to find the right school for you. Seeking something different for your high school experience is a bold and courageous step.
  • Dr. Rebecca Hong is the director of institutional equity at the Spence School

    The Practice of Inclusion

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    At Emma Willard School, we commit ourselves to building a community that values and celebrates differences, encourages dialogue, fosters mutual respect, and highlights our shared purpose and ideals. We are dedicated to the empowerment of all of our students, and we are guided by a deep understanding that a diverse, inclusive environment and academic excellence are inextricably linked.

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    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.