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When students arrive at Emma, we encourage them to try out a new skill or continue to excel in a sport they’ve been training in for years.

At Emma, we can have first-time participants engaging with state and national champions, all spending time together and learning from one another. No matter your skill level, you can find a place to belong and grow! Our focus on wellness through movement goes beyond team sports, including activities from dance to yoga to Practicum sports.

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Our Teams

Team sports at Emma Willard School are part of our larger commitment to wellbeing, where teamwork builds not just strength of body, but also close friendships and self-confidence.

Fall Athletics

Crew | Cross Country | Field Hockey | Golf | Soccer | Swimming and Diving | Tennis | Volleyball

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students running on inner campus

Winter Athletics

Basketball | Crew | Indoor Track and Field | Ski Racing

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Ski Racing

Spring Athletics

Badminton | Crew | Lacrosse | Outdoor Track and Field | Softball

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Softball at Emma
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Movement at Emma

All movement programs at Emma—Athletics, Physical Education, and Dance—provide our students with learning opportunities through the medium of movement and contribute to their overall development by helping them to lead full, active, and healthy lives.

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Athletics News

Die Hard Athletes

Congrats to our Die Hards!

Our Die Hard athletes have been Varsity Club members since their 9th or 10th grade years. They have received a variety of team awards: Coaches awards, Most Improved awards, and Most Valuable athlete awards. Some are Emma Willard record holders and some have received external recognition by their respective leagues and Section 2 Athletics.

a group photo of Die Hard athletes from 2023
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Sharde Johnson ’18

Sharde Johnson ’18 high jump

“I thank the Emma Willard athletic program for providing students with opportunities to try different sports and disciplines within them. This exposure—paired with encouraging coaches, supportive teammates, and a general emphasis on fun—positively shaped my time as a student-athlete. I will always look back fondly on the memories I made as a jester.”

Sharde Johnson ’18
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Charlotte Kershaw ’18

“The coaches and faculty at Emma taught me to feel empowered and confident in my abilities and to set high standards for myself to achieve ambitious goals.”

Charlotte Kershaw ’18
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