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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  • Students gather at the reflecting pools at the Empire State Plaza before joining the climate strike on September 20, 2019.

    Climate Change: Learning, Protesting, Making an Impact

    Suzanne Dewey and Kaitlin Resler
    Emma Willard School joined students from around the globe in protesting climate change, advocating for policy reform, and spreading awareness of the impact of individual emissions footprints. Sixty students and several adults boarded busses on Friday to attend the protest at the state capitol in Albany. 
  • Head of School Jenny Rao at Induction Ceremony for Jane Fonda '55

    Serving and Shaping Her World: Jane Fonda '55 Honored

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    Jane Fonda '55 was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame on September 14, 2019. She accepted the honor with grace and passion while demonstrating that she is a true alumna of Emma Willard School.
  • Working to Save the North Woods

    Inspirational Point of View: Making An Impact

    Phoebe C. '20
    Throughout the academic year, Emma Willard School students provide inspirational remarks during Morning Report. Our first such speaker talks about making a difference even if you think the problem is too big. Senior Phoebe C. shared an experience she had working to draw attention to copper mining in Minnesota's North Woods. Phoebe's remarks also kick off Emma Willard School's focus and participation in the Global Climate Strike that takes place on Friday, September 20, 2019.

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