The New School was founded in 1919 as a "center for discussion, instruction, and counseling for mature men and women," which evolved over many years into a unique urban university of eight academic divisions.
The New School is located in Greenwich Village, a historic residential area of Manhattan. This neighborhood is known all over the world for its brownstone houses, tree-lined streets, cafés, restaurants, shops, theaters, and night life. It supports an exciting mix of intellectual, artistic, and commercial activity, while retaining a safe and charming residential character.
Most classes are held in the Alvin Johnson Building at 66 West 12th Street, designed by noted architect Joseph Urban in 1930. It is the first significant example of International Style architecture in the United States. Some of its original decorations remain, including murals by José Orozco and Camilo Egas.The famous auditorium was recently restored. The walls are hung with works of contemporary art.
The student body of The New School consists of people of diverse ages, professions, and cultural backgrounds. This guarantees lively intellectual and social interactions.
Online Learning enables people all over the world to take New School courses at their convenience. Connecting through the Internet to our cyberspace "campus," students receive instruction, post questions to their instructors and each other, discuss issues, and actively participate in their classes-all from their own homes and offices at times of their own choosing.