Emma Willard School

285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180-0121
Tel: (518)833-1302
Grades: 9 - 12 | 335 students
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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.
Our school values and seeks to enrich each girl's journey, intellect, determination, and well-being through rigorous academic programs, abundant extracurricular activity options, and a supportive community environment where girls are encouraged to be unabashedly themselves and discover their passions.
For more information about the school or to arrange a campus visit, please visit www.emmawillard.org or email admissions@emmawillard.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1814

Student Body

Total Students 335 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Emma Willard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 23 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1962
Average ACT score 26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $51,410
Tuition Notes Day tuition = $31,170
% on Financial Aid 57%
Average Financial Aid Grant $23,241
Acceptance Rate 36%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jamie Hicks-Furgang
Admissions Associate Laura Parker Burgess '02

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBalletBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceDiving,
FencingField Hockey,
Figure SkatingLacrosse,
MarksmanshipSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Amnesty International, FOCUS (Christian Group), Fair Trade, International Club, Junior Singing Group (JSG), Literary Magazine (The Triangle), Math League, Mock Trial, Model UN, Outing Club, School Newspaper (The Clock), Science Olympiad, Slavery No More, Student Council, Twelve Tones (Senior Singing Group), Yearbook (The Gargoyle) Fair Trade, Math League, Mock Trial, Model UN, Outing Club, Amnesty International,
FOCUS (Christian Group),
International Club,
Junior Singing Group (JSG),
Literary Magazine (The Triangle),
School Newspaper (The Clock),
Science Olympiad,
Slavery No More,
Student Council,
Twelve Tones (Senior Singing Group),
Yearbook (The Gargoyle),

School Notes:

  • The Emma Willard School is a learning environment for day for boarding students that offers deep personalization of each girl’s experience through curriculums that personify her individual spirit; an authentic culture and close-knit community of faculty and staff; a distinctive, culturally-diverse worldview and expansive alumni network; and a commitment to being unabashedly ourselves in everything we do. We believe it’s upon these ideals that Madame Willard pioneered for girl’s education 200 years ago.
  • Known for its intellectual rigor, Emma Willard is also a leader in curriculum innovation. Our academic program is distinguished by a wide array of electives (including the fine and performing arts), experiential and service learning opportunities, rich co-curricular activities, and programs that foster holistic, individual growth. 
  • Profile last updated: 09/09/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is La Salle Institute (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sacred Heart School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sacred Heart School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Troy
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-6 | 210 students
    0.3 miles
    308 Spring Avenue
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518)274-3655
    0.3PK-6
    210
  • Troy
    Grades: PK-7 | 74 students
    0.3 miles
    116 Pinewoods Ave
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518)274-4994
    0.3PK-7
    74
  • Troy
    La Salle Institute
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 459 students
    1.5 miles
    174 Williams Rd
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518)283-2500
    1.56-12
    459
  • Troy
    Samaritan Child Care Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 64 students
    1.5 miles
    2213 Burdett Avenue
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518)271-3748
    1.5PK-K
    64
  • East Berne
    Grades: KG-7 | 32 students
    2.6 miles
    Po Box 225
    East Berne, NY 12059
    (518)499-5416
    2.6KG-7
    32

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