Events and Visits


Troy, located on the banks of the Hudson River in Rensselaer County, New York, is the home of Emma Willard School.
As a historical center for iron and steel production, hub for stagecoach builders, stove manufacturers and textile mills, the city of Troy was one of most prosperous early cities in the United States. The grit and determination of its industrious population gave rise to women like Kate Mullany, who led the first trade union for women, and provided fertile ground for institutions of higher learning like Emma Willard School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (one of the highest ranked engineering schools in the country), and The Sage Colleges. Today, this eclectic city houses art and entertainment centers, farmers' markets, and locally-sourced dining experiences.

Downtown Troy is just down the hill from the Emma Willard School campus, making travel to a science practicum in a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute lab, a visit to the Hart Cluett Museum (which houses the Rensselaer County Historical Society) or a trip to a local restaurant possible. Any given weekend, students make trips to the events like Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market, Troy Night Out, The Victorian Stroll, ice skating at Conway Ice Arena, and many more.
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).