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Emma Willard School

Founded in 1814, Emma Willard School is one of the oldest all-girls schools in the country. Madame Emma Hart Willard founded her school on the basis of providing girls with a first-class education that challenged and inspired, and she did this at a time when school for girls did not yet exist. More than 200 years later, we proudly continue to carry on her vision.



Emma Willard School strives to educate a generation of learners ready and able to address and lead in the most pressing issues of their time. We are constantly engaged in shaping a curriculum that balances breadth, depth, and a multidisciplinary understanding of learning. The campus is located in Troy, NY, just twenty minutes from the state capital of Albany, three hours from New York City and Boston, and a short drive from the beautiful Adirondack Park.

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City: Troy, NY

Year Founded: 1814

Campus Size: 137 Acres

Grades Offered: 9th-12th, PG

Number of Students: 360

Percent Boarders: 63%

Average Class Size: 12

Gender: Female

Diversity: 21 States & 30 Countries represented


Specialties: Signature (Internship style capstone projects) / Steam Research Program