How will you put your Signature on the world?

Signature is Emma Willard School’s capstone program for juniors and seniors that allows them to deeply explore a personal passion. Signature students work on a project for two semesters with an on-campus mentor and/or an expert off-campus, and share the summation of their work in a presentation to the entire school community.
The Signature program is for students who have a demonstrated passion for a topic, have identified adults to work with, and have dedicated time to complete a project.
Emma Girls have used Signature to promote local women-owned businesses, work on cutting-edge biotechnology research at nearby universities, report news for the Albany Times Union, create their own films, and more.

Signature News

List of 2 news stories.

  • Jill C. ’23, Sol H. ’24, Teresa Z. ’23, Manasa B. ’23, Evangeline W. ’23, Meli N. ’23, Pitta T. ’23, Ashlyn B. ’24, Cynthia Z. ’24, Narmene O. ’24, and Vernette B. ’24 received Hudson Valley Affiliate awards for Aspirations in Computing

    Continued Accolades for Emma’s Computer Scientists

    By Melissia Mason
    Regional results are now in, and Emma’s computer science students continue to be honored through the Hudson Valley affiliate of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Eleven Emma students entered the Aspirations in Computing awards competition, and each of them won an award! In addition, Computer Science Instructor Chiara Shah was honored with the Hudson Valley Regional Educator Award. 
  • via Spectrum News

    Telling Your Story

    By Sandra Santana
    Literature is beautiful for a myriad of reasons. We look to books to learn about the history of the universe, to escape the present and transport to other worlds, and sometimes, for simple self-expression. For the young students at Albany International Center, Olana S. '24 is helping their approach to literature become a defining identity moment to last a lifetime.
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