School Life


Performing Arts

Tap your creativity in Emma Willard School’s music, dance, and theatre programs, where you will be empowered to hone your love of the performing arts.

We offer courses for all levels—for those exploring performance for the very first time to lifelong performers—and encourage girls to explore new areas, styles, and techniques. Whether you want to find your voice in one of our vocal music or theatre programs or bring movement to the music that moves you, you’re sure to find your place on our stage.

Visual Arts

Context and intention are keywords as our art students solve problems, build skills, gain confidence and learn the history of the various media they study in Emma Willard School's visual arts program. From sight-specific installations around campus to collaborations with the science department, we seek to expand students' understanding of both the function and meaning of art. They are challenged to experience their world in a fresh way, to open their eyes and really see.

News from the Arts

List of 2 news stories.

  • A selection from the recent exhibitions—see the embedded slide shows for all of the art pieces, their titles, and artists.

    Celebrating Emma’s Visual Artists

    By Melissia Mason
    This winter, Emma students have expanded their horizons—winning honors from the Scholastic Arts Awards, Art in Three Dimensions competition, and even being a part of an exhibition at the Albany Institute of Art and History. 
  • The cast of The Earthling giving credit to the crew

    Devising The Earthling

    By Melissia Mason
    The Emma Willard School Theatre Department took a deep dive into devised theatre for their winter production, The Earthling. The story follows a time-and-space-traveling “Earthling” who arrives on Mars to help a small remnant of inhabitants solve their need for water.
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