Founded in 1807, Andover Newton is the oldest theological school and first graduate institution of any kind in the United States. From the start, we created the model for theological education followed by almost all graduate seminaries ever since. Throughout our remarkable history, we have continued to develop new models for ministry, and have trained some of the country's most innovative and influential leaders. We have always been an innovator in response to a rapidly changing world. Today, we serve as a dynamic laboratory for religious education and the church of the future. In recently years, we have established nationally recognized interfaith programs in conjunction with Hebrew College. We have welcomed a varied student body representing more than 50 faiths and denominations.