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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.

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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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1814
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students357 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Emma Willard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses23 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1380
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$65,270
Tuition NotesDay tuition = $39,600
% on Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid Grant$23,241
Acceptance Rate
36%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJamie Hicks-Furgang
Admissions AssociateKatie Myer

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBallet, 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.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Amnesty International, Fair Trade, FOCUS (Christian Group), International Club, Junior Singing Group (JSG), Literary Magazine (The Triangle), Math League, Mock Trial, Model UN, Outing Club, School Newspaper (The Clock), Science Olympiad, Student Council, Twelve Tones (Senior Singing Group), Yearbook (The Gargoyle)

Club or Organization:
Debate Team, Pride Alliance, Robotics

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. 

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