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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  • Sarah S. '21

    Summer Language Pursuits

    Melissia Mason, with Sarah S. '21
    Sarah S. '21 has spent a good part of her summer participating in an intensive study of the Chinese language. After being awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Virtual Summer Intensive scholarship to study Mandarin Chinese this summer, Sarah spent time reflecting on how studying the Chinese language has impacted her.
  • Emma Willard School is ready for 2020-21!

    New York State Department of Health Opening Plan

    The New York State Department of Health requires that all schools submit their plans for reopening and operating during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The was submitted to NYSDoH on July 31, 2020.
  • Three students in class working on a small group project with a laptop.

    Emma READY: Setting A Life-Long Foundation For Success

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    Starting high school is a challenging and exciting time of life. It is the very challenge embedded in this transition that can foster positive growth and establish a promising trajectory. The ninth-grade year offers a rich learning landscape coupled with critical brain maturation. The ability to think more abstractly and more critically occurs at the very time that peer relationships become more meaningful and one’s own sense of identity is nourished. The transition into high school, research confirms, will have a critical impact on a student’s path toward achievement and wellbeing.

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