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  • January

    A student serves herself in the dining hall.

    Sustainability on Campus with Emma Dining

    Kaitlin Resler
    As Emma Willard School works to become a more sustainability-minded community and campus, one of the topics that comes up frequently is dining. We sat down with Kevin Bayer, the general manager at Emma Dining, to learn about the steps they have taken to become a more environmentally friendly organization.
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  • A group discusses the movie Harriet and one of the articles from the 1619 project.

    In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    The entire school community enjoyed a day practicing critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration outside of classes and in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.  The day was designed to reflect on the history, present, and future of civil rights in this nation through the lens of our nation’s history of slavery.
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  • Don’t Just Take Our Word For It: The Advantages of Boarding and Girls’ Schools

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    The application deadline for many independent schools is typically in January or February. Whether you’ve completed all of your applications or are putting on the finishing touches, we commend you for taking the initiative to find the right school for you. Seeking something different for your high school experience is a bold and courageous step.
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  • Dr. Rebecca Hong is the director of institutional equity at the Spence School

    The Practice of Inclusion

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    At Emma Willard School, we commit ourselves to building a community that values and celebrates differences, encourages dialogue, fosters mutual respect, and highlights our shared purpose and ideals. We are dedicated to the empowerment of all of our students, and we are guided by a deep understanding that a diverse, inclusive environment and academic excellence are inextricably linked.
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  • One of 360: Liz S. '22

    Melissia Mason, Liz S.
    Each of the 360 students at Emma Willard School has a unique story. They are truly one-of-a-kind. The Emma Willard community has students from 24 states and 36 foreign countries. Some are interested in technology and robotics, others are entrepreneurs and artists, musicians, writers, and athletes, historians and social justice advocates. We love hearing their voices and think you will enjoy meeting some of our unique girls who are serving and shaping their world. This series of “One of 360” stories features these students and explores what makes them unique. 
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  • Robert Naeher with student Lia R. '21

    "Close Looking" Expands Critical Thinking

    Melissia Mason
    During Fall Family Weekend 2019, Matthew Richter P’21 was impressed by History Instructor Robert Naeher’s teaching style and its implications for his own work as a consultant. The lessons he learned inspired him to write an article entitled "Seven Steps for Making Critical Thinking Easier." In the article Mr. Richter draws on the "close looking" exercises Bob used in class to explain how one can become more adept at critical thinking.
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  • The Gift of Eventide

    Melissia Mason
    Under the direction of Debra Spiro-Allen and Elizabeth Silver, music students gift the audience with a program filled with musical selections to bring joy, light, and reflection to what can sometimes be a stressful time of year. We invite you to take a moment as the new year dawns to enjoy a sampling of the music that was shared at Eventide 2019.
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