Look Within, See Beyond
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.
Welcome to Emma Willard School, a private day and boarding school for girls nestled in the heart of Upstate New York. Here, we believe in turning big ideas into reality, instilling a lifetime love of learning in our students.
Emma is much more than just a school—it's a community of bold thinkers, dreamers, and doers who share a passion for education and a drive to make a difference. Our diverse student body hails from 34 different countries and 19 states, coming together to build deep connections and lifelong friendships that break down barriers and transcend cultures. Here, we embrace our differences, empower each other, and work together to create a brighter future for all.
With over 130 courses and personalized study programs like Practicum and Signature, we offer endless opportunities for you to explore your interests and shape your own educational journey. Whether you're interested in STEM, the arts, or anything in between, our dedicated faculty will help you thrive both inside and outside the classroom. And with 56 incredible clubs and organizations, there's something for every adventurer, artist, and changemaker on Mount Ida.
The journey of self-discovery is just the beginning of an incredible adventure at Emma. You're not only here to learn, you're here to discover what makes you, YOU. By choosing a school that values community, creativity, and leadership, you're already showing that you're ready for something beyond the ordinary. So picture yourself here and take the next step in your journey.