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Emma Willard School

Thank you for considering Emma Willard School.


At the age of 23, Emma Hart Willard opened the doors of her home in Middlebury, Vermont, to girls seeking a rich educational experience comparable with their brothers. She pioneered girls' education, taking it from focusing on "the charms of youth and beauty" to intellectually stimulating and rigorous courses in mathematics, geography, history, science, and philosophy. More than 200 years later, Emma Willard School continues to proudly foster in each of our girls 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.

  • Day school tuition N/A - $39600 USD
  • Grades for day school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Year founded 1814
  • Boarding school tuition N/A - $65270 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Girls



Admissions Information

Admissions Process

Entry Requirements

• Application form • Interview • Recommendations • Transcripts • Standardized testing

Applicant Evaluations

SSAT, SAT, or PSAT. EFL applicants: TOEFL or Duolingo English Test.

  • First application deadline 15 January (international applicants) / 1 February (domestic applicants)
  • Application fee (domestic) $50 USD
  • Application fee (international) $100 USD


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Mandarin, French, Latin, Spanish
  • Examinations available Advanced Placement - AP


Use of technology in the classroom

Students have access to public computers in Dietel library. Student printers are located in the basement of Slocum Hall, on the main floor of Dietel Library and in the e-cafe. Check out the Emma Willard Apple Store for our recommended Apple laptops or the Dell store for Windows laptop options. Wireless internet access is available campus-wide. We are now in a 1:N world. The "1" is your daughter and the "N" represents the many "computing" devices she may use to learn, play, and explore her world. From her smart phone to her laptop, from her Kindle to her iPad, many of our girls are heavily connected with technology when they walk through our gates, part of our job is to make sure that she learns to use these devices to her greatest possible advantage. To that end, we expect that students will arrive on campus with a working laptop computer. This computer will be used for her work both in and out of the classroom.

School Life

  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Most common nationality US
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Uniform required No
  • Average class size 13

Living Accommodations

All the comforts you remember from days gone by await you! Your room is equipped with a single bed, dresser, closet or armoire, pillow, bed linens, towels, a lamp, and a fan. You are welcome to bring along anything that might enhance your dormitory stay, such as your own pillow.

Schools Facilities

School Lunch

A state of the art/progressive program that delivers daily fresh cut fruit & organic yogurts. A salad bar that contains homemade salads, fresh top-of-the-line produce, seasonal locally grown produce, organic field greens, varied selections of meat and vegetarian proteins, nuts, granola and homemade croutons. Breakfast features omelets and cook-to-order eggs four days per week, vast fruit and organic bread displays, turkey bacon and sausage and a variety of fresh-made sandwiches and breakfast options. The lunch program offers fresh-made entrée and side salads, artisan-style sandwiches and homemade soups and dressings, all with the freshest ingredients and local produce when available. Dinner is more of a homestyle or restaurant experience, with carved dinners or display cooking, all homemade side dishes and fresh-baked breads and desserts. Emma Willard Dining Services takes food allergies very seriously. Many students and staff are sensitive to nuts, gluten, dairy and other foods, and we try to accommodate those needs whenever possible. If you have any special dietary requirements or concerns, we recommend that you meet with Dining & Health Services to set up a program that best suits you.

Sports Teams

Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes