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  • May

    The Mott Gymnasium was transformed into a banquet hall for the evening

    Celebrating Student Excellence

    Honoring our founder’s vision, Emma Willard School proudly fosters in each young woman a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life, and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership to serve and shape her world. In accordance with this vision, we annually honor students who show outstanding qualities in these areas. 
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  • The Emma Willard Dance Company presents a piece entitled

    Spring Showcase Highlights Curiosity and Accomplishment

    By Melissia Mason
    In another moment of return to normalcy, we were excited to welcome families back to campus to celebrate their Emma students’ accomplishments through the annual Spring Showcase. Emma Artists and Signature scholars aggregated a years’ worth of work (in some cases more) to present to the Emma Willard School community.
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  • April

    Megan Labbate holds the Sara Lee Schupf Family Chair in Curriculum Excellence And Innovation

    Four Questions with Megan Labbate

    Ms. Megan Labbate is a science instructor at Emma Willard School. Ms. Labbate joined the community in 2015, having spent the first three years of her teaching career in an art and design-based charter school in Michigan. We asked her four questions about her experience at Emma.
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  • March

    The Boston Crew

    A World Awaits You!

    By Melissia Mason
    Emma Willard School’s AWAY trips give students opportunities to connect with communities and learning opportunities outside of Emma. This year’s trips have returned from their excursions in Boston and California with great stories and photos to share.
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  • Mathematics Instructor Laslzo Bardos

    Creating with Calculus

    By Melissia Mason
    Last year, we announced a plan to “go beyond” Advanced Placement™ classes, replacing AP with our own Emma-specific Advanced Studies (AS) courses. Over the summer, faculty spent time together in a coordinated effort to dream of and plan for advanced classes that are student-centered, relevant, and meaningful. Mathematics Instructor Laslzo Bardos was among those faculty, pursuing a vision for “going beyond” with AS Calculus.
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  • Students race through ladders made from materials with different mechanical properties to feel what it's like for a cell to migrate through different mechanical environments.

    RPI Brings Biomechanics to Emma

    By Melissia Mason
    A group of Emma Willard School students recently participated in a three-part program on cellular biology and biomechanics, presented on the Emma campus by the Engineering Ambassadors (EAs) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). 
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  • February

    Happy 235th Birthday, Madame Willard!

    Celebrating Emma Hart Willard’s 235th Birthday

    By Melissia Mason
    On Wednesday, February 23, 2022 the Emma Willard School community celebrated the 235th birthday of our founder, Emma Hart Willard, with an investment in our current students and a look back at Madame Willard’s impact on education. 
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  • National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award winners Jessica Z. ’22 and Manu B. ’23

    Jessica Z. '22 and Manu B. '23 Earn Computer Science Honors

    By Melissia Mason
    Two Emma Willard School students have won National Honorable Mention Awards for the 2022 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Awards. Jessica Z. ’22 and Manu B. ’23 were two of 400 selected from more than 3,500 amazing, talented young computer scientists to receive the honorable mention distinction.
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  • January

    Director of Curriculum and Innovation Peter Hatala

    In Search of Deeper Learning

    By Director of Curriculum and Innovation Peter Hatala
    As part of their work developing and honing curriculum aligned with our Academic Program Pillars, Emma Willard faculty recently spent a day in dialogue and planning with Dr. Jal Mehta, professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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  • Meli N. '23 is pursuing a Signature project entitled The Scientific Research Process in Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics

    Signature Spotlight: Publishing Neuroscience Research

    Meli N. '23
    Meli N. ’23 is pursuing a Signature project on “The Scientific Research Process in Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics.” Her work with Albany Medical College was recently recognized when she was included in the byline in an article published in Frontiers in Pain Research. Meli shares in her own words what inspired her work and what she’s learned thus far.
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