Welcome to Assumption College for Sisters located in beautiful and historic Mendham, NJ! As you travel through our website, you will learn of the uniqueness of the College and its mission.
The college “exists primarily to educate women called to a life of consecration to God and of service in the Roman Catholic Church.” (Mission statement) Our mission is the very reason we exist. It is who we are.
As Assumption College for Sisters begins to celebrate 50 years of incorporation, it prides itself on remaining the embodiment of the heritage received from Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt, foundress of the Sisters of Christian Charity. It witnesses to her conviction that the Sisters should be well prepared, both spiritually and professionally to spread the Kingdom of God through sound education, from which, in her words, “flows the temporal and eternal welfare of the individual and of society.” Assumption College for Sisters, convinced of the need and relevance of its mission and relying on the providence of God for light and strength, is determined to respond thoughtfully and vigorously to the needs of the times by preparing women religious for a lifetime of consecrated service to God’s people, particularly through education and healthcare.
In 1965 Assumption College for Sisters merited accreditation from Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This status was renewed decennially until the present day.
Postulants, novices and temporary professed Sisters constituted the student body until the fall of 1968 when enrollment was augmented by neighboring religious congregations as well as by Sisters who were refugees from Saigon, Vietnam. When the number of women entering religious life declined in the 1970’s administrators reached out to local communities who gradually began enrolling Sisters at Assumption College for Sisters. In addition the number of Sisters from developing nations who were offered full scholarships grew until the present time.
These Sisters from developing nations now join the cadre of ACS alumnae who continue to touch countless minds and hearts throughout the world.
We hope you will consider browsing through our website , and even better, visiting us personally for the true Assumption College for Sisters experience.
With a promise of prayer,
Sister Joseph Spring, SCC