175 Years of Teaching and Learning

On July 4, 1837, New London citizens gathered to sign the charter granted by the State of New Hampshire establishing a secondary coeducational school in New London, New London Academy. The first class included 27 students.

Through the Civil War, World Wars, economic hard times, name changes and academic evolutions, a belief in the necessity and value of a well-rounded education in a small, close-knit community remained at the core of the institution’s being.  Throughout it all, New London has been Colby-Sawyer’s partner and home.

In 2012, with a class of 500 new students, college and community members will gather to celebrate “175 Years Together” on the site of the Old Campus on New London’s Main Street.

A lot has happened in those 175 years. Explore our evolution into the co-ed baccalaureate college we are today with our interactive timeline.