Summary: The arts are an integral part of Emma Willard's curriculum and co-curricular life. Students are required to take arts courses prior to graduation, and may choose from an array of dance, music, visual arts, and theatre classes. In addition to the academic arts offerings, Emma Willard's clubs and organizations include several singing groups, the art and literary magazine, and orchestra. The school boasts a busy arts calendar, and hosts several arts competitions and visiting artists throughout the year.
Student athletes at Emma excel on and off the field. Teams and coaches support and encourage success in the classroom as well as the playing field. The Jesters are consistently in contention for league championships, and have had success at the State and National Levels. Our program finds the right balance between fun, participation, and competition.
We offer 12 varsity sports and JV programs for basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer. Emma Willard School is both a member of Section II of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and the New York State Association of Independent Schools. Our teams compete against the top schools around the Capital Region and surrounding areas.
Arts Department Director: Debra Spiro-Allen
Athletics Department Director: Shelley Maher
Notable Achievements: Molly Shapiro '12 - NY State triple jump champ, Sin Young Park '12 sang at Carnegie Hall, Tennis - 2010 Class AA Runners-Up