Our Values
Our values represent a set of fundamental beliefs about how we should operate that dictate our daily behavior and the decisions we make, as an organization and as individual employees. We also seek to jointly promote these values with our children, families, and partners.
Educational Approach
We will fulfill our mission by extending The New School's legacy as a nontraditional university and community, nimble and responsive to change, that: Focuses on and engages with critical contemporary issues. Prioritizes humanity and culture in designing systems.
Our Mission
The New School prepares students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society, thus making the world a better and morejust place. We will ensure that our students develop both the skills that a sound education provides and the competencies essential for success.
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We are and will be a university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time, such as democracy, urbanization , technological change, economic empowerment , sustainability, migration, and globalization. We will be the preeminent intellectual and creative center for effective engagement in a world that increasingly demands better-designed objects, communication , systems, and organizations to meet social needs.

Our vision aligns with shifts in the global economy, society, and environment, which animates our mission and our values :

Creativity, innovation, and a desire to challenge the status quo will affect what and how we teach and the intellectual ambitions of the university itself. Social engagement should orient students' academic experiences to help them become critically engaged citizens, dedicated to solving problems and contributing to the public good.

The New School must embrace these principles and innovate to address shifts in the global economy, society, and environment that require individuals to grapple with complex problems, pursue more fluid and flexible career pathways, and collaboratively create change.


  • EXCELLENCE : We have audacious expectations for our children, our families, and ourselves, accompanied by realistic plans to achieve them.
  • GROWTH : As people, and as an organization, we always seek to grow, learn, and evolve.
  • COMMUNITY : We act as one community.
  • SOUL : We value and seek out meaning in our work We aim to nurture the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of all members of our community.