Emma Willard School

285 Pawling Ave, Troy, NY 12180

Emma Willard School maintains a tradition of scholastic excellence, enrolling girls from families of varying backgrounds from throughout the nation and the world. Founded in Middlebury, VT, by Emma Willard, pioneer in the education of women, in 1821 it came upon invitation to Troy as Troy Female Seminary, and was reorganized under its present name in 1892. Among educationally influential alumnae was Mrs. Russell Sage, who provided the site that the school has occupied since 1910. All students have a core of required courses and are expected to develop a strong foundation of academic skills. The program encourages flexibility within the structure so that students take courses in all major areas. The program consists of divisions in the following areas: the arts, computer science, English, history, languages, math, physical education and health, and science. The foreign language curriculum includes tutorial Italian classes, while dance, drama, music and visual arts classes are among the arts division offerings. Tablet computers are issued to incoming students. The well-supervised independent study program may include part-time projects in the Troy/Albany/Schenectady area. Projects have included internships with a veterinary clinic, the New York State Supreme Court and the New York State Assembly. Emma Willard also operates a speaker series that brings prominent individuals to the school for 24-hour residencies.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Girls Grades 9-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsGirls
Full Address285 Pawling Ave, Troy, NY 12180
Year Established1814
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorTrudy E. Hall
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment328
Boarding Students201
Day Students127
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