Emma Willard School’s unique, 200-year history is proudly honored through our traditions. These cherished events bind together generations of Emma students, and are the shared memories that last between friends for a lifetime.
The experience of receiving your Emma ring, stepping on to the Senior Triangle for the first time, and making your entrance on the Revels stage are defining moments for many of our girls. Other traditions that mark special moments throughout the year include Eventide, Sophomore Tree Decorating, Peanuts and Shells, May Day, Principal’s Play Day, Ring Dinner, Senior Tea, Senior Retreat, Baccalaureate, and more.
Ring Dinner was a success as seniors presented rings to their junior ring siblings last Thursday night! Pictured above are Vernette B. ’24, Meg L. ’25, and Mehar S. ’24. For more photos, click here.
With activities led by the Asian Student Union (ASU), Lunar New Year at Emma Willard School is a weekend of celebration including dumpling-making, visiting local restaurants, playing games, a talent show, and theatrical performances to share this important tradition celebrated by millions of people around the globe. Marking the first new moon of the calendar year, Lunar New Year is observed in many different ways. Here’s a look at how the Emma community celebrated this year!
Among the many anticipated traditions at Emma Willard School is Principal’s Play Day: a surprise holiday started in 1955 announced by the Head of School and kept secret until the day before. While students enjoy the unexpected day without classes, the day includes a series of surprise activities open to the school community.
Kicking off our One of 360 series in the new year is Nadia M.’25, a junior boarding student from New York City with a passion for volleyball, community, and more! Read more about Nadia’s experience in her own words in today’s post!