Emma Willard School


At a glance:

Type of School: Girls School

Age Range: 14-17

Location: New York, United States

Emma Willard School:

Emma Willard School is a top rated, private, boarding, all-girls school located in Troy, NY. It has 357 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is

$58,160 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.


Academic Programmes: Emma Willard School's curriculum allows girls to focus their future aspirations, and equips them with the interdisciplinary knowledge competitive colleges are looking for. Our academic program offers more than 140 courses, including Advanced Placement options, where girls engage in discourse that brings context to high-level concepts and understanding of the world we live in. Personalized study programs enable girls to dive deep into a topic or field of their choosing, and gain hands-on experience.

Boarding: Our resident faculty are educational professionals whose primary responsibility is living and working in the residence halls, ensuring you receive the highest level of care and support. Our dedicated and diverse team plays a key role in guiding you through Emma’s academic and social lives, providing personalized support, and giving positive encouragement every single day. As the “parents away from home,” they partner with parents in an effort to guide you through your Emma journey.



Art: Performing Arts Tap your creativity in Emma Willard School’s musicdance, 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.

Sports: Team sports at Emma Willard School are part of our larger commitment to wellness, where teamwork builds not just strength of body, but also close friendships and self- confidence. Try out a new skills or truly excel in an activity you’ve been training in for years on one of our 13 interscholastic JV and Varsity athletics teams. Emma’s take-on- anything culture means we have everything from first-time players to state and national champions playing with and learning from each other.