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History and Mission

Manhattanville College traces our history to an Academy founded in 1841 by the Society of the Sacred Heart in New York City.

In the nearly two centuries since, the school has developed and evolved, reflecting wider societal and educational changes. Take a journey through our past and learn more about the moments that have defined our history.  

Manhattanville Timeline

Our Mission

To educate ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community.”

We are committed to:

  • Ensuring the intellectual, ethical, and social development of each student with a community of engaged scholars and teachers;

  • Encouraging each student to develop as an independent and creative thinker in pursuing career and personal goals; and

  • Providing a diverse, inclusive, and nurturing environment which develops in each student a commitment to service and leadership within a global community.