Emma Willard School
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Tel: (518) 833-1320


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At Emma, our students learn that there is enormous potential and power in being a girl. In our classrooms, on our athletic courts, within science labs, and on stage, life-long lessons are learned in daring to participate, lead, and explore.

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.


Value Her 

Each girl is richer for the meaningful relationships forged here and our community is richer for her unique engagement.

The Journey

Through daily moments of discovery, struggle, failure, success, and connection we develop a belief in ourselves, resiliency of character, and an awareness of the transformative power of impassioned engagement with our world.


Our culture delights in questioning, reasoning, envisioning, and finding solutions for the issues that enliven our involvement together, as scholars and as friends. Through critical analysis and independent thought and expression, we discover the power and immediacy of engaging our intellect. 


Encouraged to exercise our will, each member of our community presses toward her/his goals, challenged and fueled by her/his own passions.


Dynamic balance in mind, body, and spirit is a life-long pursuit that provides a healthy foundation for self-esteem and happiness. We will care for one another—in good times and in bad times. 

For more information please visit our website, www.emmawillard.org

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