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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,690
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$65,270
Received Financial Aid
41%
Average Financial Aid
$30,161
From Emma Willard School

In 1814, Emma Hart Willard established a school for girls to receive a rich educational experience comparable with their brothers. She pioneered girls’ education, focusing on intellectually stimulating and rigorous courses of study. Over 200 years later, Emma Willard School continues to proudly foster a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life, and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership to serve and shape her world.

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Emma Willard School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1370
163 responses
Average ACT
30
39 responses

Put Your Signature On the World

Emma Willard School’s Signature capstone program for juniors and seniors allows students to deeply explore a personal passion. Over the course of one or two years, students pursue their passion for a topic, work with adult mentors in the field, and have dedicated time to complete their projects. We invite you to discover the wide range of interests in our most recent Signature Showcase.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Revels
    31%
  • Ring week
    23%
  • Eventide
    19%
  • Principal's Play Day
    15%
  • Triangle Takeover
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    62%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    23%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    355
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

    Emma Willard School Reviews

    64 reviews
    All Categories
    It's a tough school, but worth it!
    I had classmates with extraordinary math skills and EWS worked to make these student be able to receive the education needed by working with RPI! They would attend RPI for college level of education in math.

    The culture was one of the kind! We bonded much more than I would have bonded with my college Greek house sisters (In fact, I didn't even end up being in Greek house because it felt unnecessary. EWS prep you very well with college life!
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    My daughter does not board, but she is totally engaged — even during the difficult Covid online period. She has come to expect to work (and play) hard, rising to challenges she could never have gotten at most schools, public or private. She even likes the (free to day students) cafeteria breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
    I am the happiest I have ever been at Emma Willard, the community is truly amazing and so welcoming and it really feels like home. Being surrounded by girls who are driven, kind, and intelligent, makes for a wonderful atmosphere. During the pandemic, I realized how much the people and the campus mean to me and I can't wait to go back. I hope you choose Emma!