Madame Emma Hart Willard founded her school on the basis of providing girls with a first-class education that challenged, inspired, and enabled them to serve and shape their worlds. This is still true of the rigorous curriculum 200 years later.

Our curriculum helps you focus your future aspirations, and equips you with the interdisciplinary knowledge competitive colleges are looking for. We offer over 130 courses, as well as opportunities for you to pursue an interest through our personalized study programs, Practicum and Signature. Emma offers our own advanced learning curriculum, which focuses on what matters most in learning—relevance, enduring understanding, and multidisciplinary connection. 

Courses at Emma range from .25 units to 1.5 units. Each Emma Girl’s journey is as unique as she is, allowing her to meet all graduation requirements while maintaining control over her choices.

Whether you’re interested in studying multivariable calculus, Shakespearean tragedy, theatre, or global climate change, Emma has a course to fit your interest. View a full listing of our courses.

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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. 

PLEASE NOTE: All visitors to campus must check in with Campus Safety, which can be found at the red flag entrance to Sage Hall (Pawling Ave. entrance).