• Accountable for Excellence

    The New School is an institution like no other in higher education. Upholding a proud legacy as a place where old problems meet new solutions, The New School evolves to meet the needs of its students and community. From its founding in 1919 as a progressive reaction against conventional universities, through its years as a safe haven for exiled European intellectuals, to its expansion into undergraduate and graduate degree programs built around problem-solving, The New School has valued creative approaches to learning that stand out among leading universities.

    It is the role of New School leadership to equip students to understand and improve the world, to cultivate the excellence of our faculty, and to account for the value of a New School education to our students, faculty, and alumni.