Our Mission

Honoring its 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.

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  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand '84 returned to Emma Willard to discuss her new book

    Persistence, Power, and Determination: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’84 Talks Women’s Suffrage

    Katie Coakley and Erin Pihlaja
    Emma Willard School welcomed U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’84 back to Mount Ida to hear about her new book, “Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote,” on Friday, December 7.
  • The school communicates policies to protect children in many ways

    Emma Willard School Leads in Policies to Protect Students

    A bill sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan of Queens, and western New York Republican Pat Gallivan in the Senate has made its way to the desk of Governor Cuomo.
    The legislation would require that employees of private schools be mandated reporters by law. Currently, private schools are not required by law to report instances of negligence or abuse to authorities. Emma Willard School’s mandatory reporting policy exceeds the current law, and clearly states that each adult is considered a mandated reporter. 
  • Emma Senior Recognized for Service Learning through Signature Project

    By Gemma Halfi, Service Learning Coordinator
    Stella R. '19 was recently recognized by the Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE) Center in Albany, NY for her outstanding dedication to the after-school program.

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    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.