People often describe The New School as creative. It’s true, we greatly value the arts, and we offer classes and extracurriculars in drama, dance, music, photography, film, digital arts and fine arts. Every student here practices the arts in some form.
At The New School, we believe that when the arts inform students’ lives, they are not only more introspective and skilled in craft, and more balanced in their lives, but more dynamic and innovative in their academic work as well.
So much of what we do at The New School involves creativity. Our program focuses on critical thinking–using one’s mind well–which for us means expressing an informed opinion, problem solving, and synthesizing information, rather than simply absorbing facts. At The New School, critical thinking is creative thinking.
“I love the New School for its creativity, freedom and bringing fun into learning.”
STUDENT, CLASS OF 2027