Mackenzie is a nonprofit, confessional and private educational institution with almost 150 years of history. Since its foundation, the Institution is an agent of various pedagogical innovations and follows and influences the educational scenario of the country. One of its main concerns is the ideal of educating citizens with capacity for discernment, with criteria and conditions to read the world in which they live, from eternal values and principles, and also capable to intervene in the society where they are part.
Throughout its existence, it has implemented courses with the objective of covering new areas of knowledge and accompanying the evolution of society with intense participation in the community. It has become recognized by tradition, pioneering and innovation in education, which enabled it to reach the position of one of the most renowned educational institutions that contribute most to the scientific and academic development of the country. As a confessional entity, it promotes the development of citizens who are supportive, responsible and seek God in their ways.
Our term of office has as its main goal to fulfill the Mission and Vision of the Mackenzie Presbyterian Institute, maintaining the spirit of inclusion and innovation that guides us throughout its foundation, in 1870.
The protagonists in this task will be the schools, the colleges (Rio and Brasília) the University (campi São Paulo, Campinas and Barueri) and the new acquisitions (2018/2019) of the Institution, which have enlarged our operation, including the Health area: we have arrived in Castro, with the farm-school and the Technical School; in Curitiba (PR), with the Evangelical Hospital and Medicine College; in Dourados (MS), with de Dr. and Mrs. Goldsby King Evagelical Hospital and the Technical School of Nursing and Radiology. Our efforts are comitted for them to achieve their goals successfully. We seek to provide the conditions for everyone to perform an excellent job, fulfilling the strategic planning elaborated by the Deliberative Council.
We will continue with the expansion plans of Mackenzie to new locations, sharing and enlarging our educational philosophy and experience through the Mackenzie Systems of Teaching (Basic Education), the implementation of Distance Learning poles (upper level). We will seek to further improve the Higienópolis campus, continuing the improvements and constructions of new buildings, such as the already planned 21st Century Building, which will house a considerable part of the university's courses and a central library, entirely adequate to an educational vanguard practice.
The principles and values that govern us emanate from the Sacred Scriptures and we will continue to give confessionality the highest priority. We will remain as a philanthropic Institution of Education, which focuses on the integral formation of the student, taking a close look to his necessities. As one of our former rectors once said, “we are sure that Mackenzie is not part of history, Mackenzie is history”.