Emma Willard School

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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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 357 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,270
  • Acceptance rate: 36%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1814
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
357 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Emma Willard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
23 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1380
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day tuition = $39,600
% on Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$23,241
Acceptance Rate
36%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jamie Hicks-Furgang
Admissions Associate
Katie Myer

Sports

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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 357 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,270
  • Acceptance rate: 36%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in New York is $19,259 for elementary schools and $25,063 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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