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Gender Inclusion Guidelines


Emma Willard School’s Mission

Honoring our founder’s vision, Emma Willard School proudly fosters in each young woman 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.

Gender Guidelines for Applicants

Emma Willard School considers for admission any applicant who is inspired and feels well served by Emma Willard’s mission. Emma Willard does not consider for admission any applicant who identifies as a boy.

As we affirm our girls mission, Emma Willard School respects the gender identities of all current students.

Approved by the Emma Willard School Board of Trustees, May 2023

The cultural dialogue around gender is evolving rapidly. We will continue to adapt our practices to best serve our students. We are inspired and guided by our mission and work every day to live more fully and truly into our purpose.