Emma Willard School
USA - MID ATLANTIC
285 Pawling Ave., Troy, New York 12180
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BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Emma Hart Willard challenged the barriers to American girls’ education in 1814 when she founded the first and most prestigious school in the United States for girls. She was a revolutionary thinker and a visionary. Her spirit lives on in every Emma girl.
Nearly 200 years later, in an era in which women and men must be well-educated and principled world leaders, an Emma education rises above all others. We are the only Fair Trade High School in the United States. Emma offers signature opportunities for a girl to personalize her education based on her interests; to grow in a way that uniquely prepares her for the challenges of college, but also for a life far beyond academia.
The Emma Signature
What makes Emma different is the way we nurture our girls by fostering independence and resilience. Girls here are at ease in their world. They find ways of belonging that transcendrace, religion, skin color, socio-economic background and culture. We say our girls are “cosmopolitan” in that they are truly comfortable anywhere.
Emma is about purpose, not privilege. It’s about community. Emma is your home whether you’re a boarding or day student. The mix of boarding and day students is near 60/40 - and day students are welcome at all weekend activities.
It is as much about personal excellence as it is about supporting others to succeed. As much as a girl charts her own future here, she quickly realizes that her friends, her teachers and her advisors are her very best support system (and she theirs).
Living and learning at Emma means you are embraced by the whole community. We’ve all got your back. And we’re proud to say we’ve heard from students and parents that this sets us apart.
Take our virtual tour to get a feel for campus: www.emmawillard.org
A Global Vision
Emma Willard School is a dynamic and joyous place. Unabashedly the finest girls’ school in the world, its faculty and staff embrace learning and love to teach. The life of the mind is alive and well here. Emma Hart Willard’s stunningly bold idea is the same then as it is now … If you educate a girl, you will transform the world.
Girls excel here. Their ambitions are as varied as their talents. Ever exuberant, the Emma Willard community encourages each girl’s aspirations and offers her opportunities for accomplishment every day. In and out of the classroom, we promote leadership and celebrate citizenship. We explore values and reward intellectual risk-taking. We challenge girls to take responsibility for developing their minds and their hearts to the fullest and putting their talents to good purpose.
For more information go to www.emmawillard.org