Leading with Purpose

Priority 1: Learning

Nurture a learning environment defined by creativity, deep inquiry, and wellbeing.
Our distinctive experiential education gives our students opportunities to deepen their knowledge and gain a global perspective. Intellectual inquiry across disciplines and creativity throughout the curriculum do more than benefit our students: they reinforce our role as a global thought leader in girls’ education. Transformational residential and student life programs are equally pivotal to meaningful learning. We are committed to creating deliberate and carefully crafted programs that will foster a student life culture that values differences, encourages dialogue, and fosters respect.

We will: 
CREATE a state-of-the-art performance and gathering space that amplifies the arts to promote creativity and benefit all disciplines. 
DELIVER a unique Advanced Studies program to allow students more freedom to discover their strengths and the opportunity to go further in pursuit of their passions.
ESTABLISH a partnership with a research university to expand our expertise as a thought leader on developing wellbeing and resilience in adolescent girls. 
BROADEN experiential learning opportunities for students, locally and globally. 
TRANSFORM our student life program, prioritizing resilience, wellbeing, and a sense of belonging for all students.
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).