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.

List of 3 news stories.

  • Scientific diver and aquanaut Steve Resler explains a study of oysters he conducted in the Nissequogue River bottom

    Real Life as a Marine Biologist

    By Melissia Mason
    Students in Emma Willard School’s science classes get plenty of exposure to scientific theory, lab basics, and experimentation, but what is it really like to be a professional scientist? This year’s marine biology class had the opportunity to discover just that when scientific diver and aquanaut Steve Resler visited their class earlier this semester.
  • Caroline G. '23

    Works in Progress: Caroline G. ’23 and the Little Pony That Could

    Caroline G. '23
    During our all-school Morning Reports, we have the opportunity for community members to give inspirational speeches during a segment called Works in Progress. These talks vary in theme from silly to serious and all points in between. Regardless of the topic, our community members are adept at discovering profound inspiration in all aspects of life. In this speech, Caroline G. ’23 shares a story about believing in yourself and your team, even if they have four legs.
  • The Sandglass Theater team with the Babylon puppets (L-R: Kaitee Yaeko Tredway, Shoshana Bass, Eric Bass, Luke Stavrand '02)

    Learning from the Refugee Journey

    By Melissia Mason
    For our first speaker series event of the 2021-2022 school year, we welcomed Sandglass Theater to present the film Babylon: Journey of Refugees. This film adaptation of a live stage performance engages the audience with puppetry, song, and personal reflection to tell a universal story of the refugee experience. 

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