Welcome to Emma Willard School
As Emma begins its third century, it stands on the strength of its remarkable traditions and success. I am so pleased to be a part of the Emma story—a school I have admired all my life. Everything about Emma always has been and always will be for girls. Our website offers a guide into that rich history, our mission, and values.
The school’s stunning collegiate gothic campus, which is on the National Historic Register, hums with the purposeful energy of a uniquely authentic, deeply personal, and distinctively global community. Girls come to Emma from around the nation and around the world.
Our girls believe it is their responsibility to “serve and shape” their world—both today and throughout their lives. Our faculty and staff are committed not only to embracing and exploring the individual potential of each girl—her special talents, her drive, and her focus—but to the health and wellness of her mind and body.
I encourage you to join us on Mount Ida, and experience this exceptional community of devoted learners for yourself.
Dr. Susan R. Groesbeck
Head of School, Interim