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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  • Morning Reports is held three times each week, usually in Kiggins Hall.

    Community Questions: Rao Rumbles

    Suzanne Dewey
    Head of School Jenny Rao learned early in her tenure at Emma Willard School how inquisitive students can be. They were curious about the then-new head of school and had all sorts of questions. Jenny took their interest to heart and instituted Rao Rumbles, where she left a box outside her office for students to leave questions. Recently, we've expanded Rao Rumbles to a "student edition" in which faculty can ask questions of the students! 
  • Learning on Location

    Melissia Mason
    Situated in New York state’s capital region, Emma Willard School is a short drive away from a myriad of engaging educational experiences. From music students’ recent visit to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, to the marine biology trip to the New England Aquarium in Boston, to experiencing living history at Old Sturbridge Village, we are in a prime location for hands-on learning.
  • Fall Athletic Desserts

    Kaitlin Resler
    This past Tuesday, just before the frosty weather, the athletic teams at Emma Willard School came together in Alumnae Chapel for the annual Fall Athletic Desserts. Pink cupcakes in hand, athletes and coaches celebrated the achievements of individuals and teams over these fast-moving weeks of the fall season. Read more about the growth, skill, and dedication among our fall athletes after the jump.

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