Adelphi University¡¦s roots reach back to 1863 and the founding of the Adelphi Academy, a private preparatory school in Brooklyn, New York. The Academy was incorporated in 1869 and its Board of Trustees was charged with establishing ¡§a first class institution for the broadest and most thorough training, and to make its advantages as accessible as possible to the largest numbers of our population.¡¨ The school quickly gained a reputation for its innovative curriculum, particularly in physical culture and early childhood education.
Today, Adelphi is thriving. Our colleges and schools include the College of Arts and Sciences; the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies; the Honors College; the School of Business; Ruth S. Ammon School of Education; School of Nursing; School of Social Work; and University College. With new leadership, we have reinvigorated our academic community and invested in our future. Our faculty is leading the way to ensure that our students receive the finest education in the region and that Adelphi continues to serve as a vital resource to our local communities. As we turn our strategic plan into a vision for our future, the campus community has come together to accomplish mutual goals centered on scholarship and student achievement.