Affinity Groups at Emma Willard School

Sandra Santana
At Emma Willard School, we recognize community as one of our greatest strengths. In our 200-year history, we have welcomed students from over 30 countries representing an infinite number of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive environment because.
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Ninth Grade Sets the Foundation For Success

Suzanne Romero Dewey
You’ve read the research that indicates how the first year of high school is critical. You’ve watched your child take on challenges and be ready for more. You want to have her high school years be filled with joy, community, and academic success. You want to find a school that can partner with you.
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One of 360: Gabby Z. '22

Kaitlin Resler
Our One of 360 series continues with Gabby Z. ‘22. Gabby’s work on her Signature project investigates the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Latin American immigrants in Berkshire County, where she lives. Read more about Gabby, in her own words, on the challenges she has set for herself at Emma,.
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Signature Project: Cosmo the Turtle

Melissia Mason
As a part of the Emma Willard School Signature program, students have the opportunity to deeply explore their personal passions. 
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One of 360: Tessa S.'21

Kaitlin Resler
Our “One of 360” series kicks off the 2020-2021 year with Tessa S. ’21. Tessa is a day student who spent some of her childhood in Brooklyn but now lives in Ghent, NY with her parents and brother. An avid singer, she participates in many of the music-centered activities at Emma Willard School. In.
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Science and Society at Emma Willard School

Kaitlin Resler
As we grapple with the consequences of climate change, students at Emma Willard School are taking advantage of classes that ask questions like:  “If access to clean water is a basic human need, why are all people not given this right?”
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Summer Language Pursuits

Melissia Mason
Sarah S. '21 has spent a good part of her summer participating in an intensive study of the Chinese language. Sarah was awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Virtual Summer Intensive scholarship to study Mandarin Chinese for five weeks this summer. NSLI-Y is a program.
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Emma READY: Setting A Life-Long Foundation For Success

Suzanne Romero Dewey
Starting  high school  is a challenging and exciting time of life. It is the very challenge embedded in this transition that can foster positive growth and establish a promising trajectory. The ninth-grade year offers a  rich learning landscape  coupled with critical brain maturation. The ability.
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What Do You Want From High School?

Suzanne Romero Dewey
Every school has a personality and some schools just feel right. Finding the right school for you is more than just advancing year after year with your neighborhood friends. High school is an excellent time to think about something different, a school that matches the expectations you have for your.
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One of 360: Carol W. '21

Melissia Mason
Our “One of 360” series continues as we learn about Carol W. '21. Although born in Tianjin, China, Carol moved with her family to Latham, NY when she was 10 years old as her father was given the opportunity to move to the United States. 
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