Leading with Purpose

Priority 3: Belonging

Value and affirm each person in a community that reflects the world.
The power of being known and recognized—cultivating connections with others from across the country and around the world—stays with Emma Willard graduates throughout their lives. We know tomorrow’s global, ethical citizens hone their skills most effectively in a profoundly diverse community. As we prepare students to thrive in a complex world, we will encourage dialogue across differences and deep curiosity about others; this fuels learning and empathy, and creates a sense of belonging. We must also actively cultivate anti-racist practices to build an equitable and inclusive environment. By examining our established systems and leveraging financial aid, we can ensure all students benefit from the full Emma Willard experience.

We will:
  • CREATE a department of Institutional Equity and Inclusion to intentionally foster change by examining our status quo to advance our vision of purposeful, informed action.
  • CULTIVATE the promise and possibility of a profoundly diverse community by dedicating financial resources to enhance our campus and provide students access to equitable opportunity. 
  • GROW our resources for financial aid, increase the number of full scholarships, and expand the areas where we actively recruit.
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. 

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