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College Amends New England Plan,
Seeks Permission to Open Campus in 2019

Posted: March 22, 2018

Since taking ownership, last May, of the former campus of a preparatory school in Northfield, Massachusetts, Thomas Aquinas College has amended its plan for the property. The College now  hopes to open a New England campus in August, 2019, contingent upon the approval of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

“When the National Christian Foundation first gave us the Northfield property, we decided, despite admittedly long odds, to try to launch a branch campus in time for the 2018-19 academic year,” says President Michael F. McLean. “It has become clear, however, that the project requires a more generous timeline. As such, we have decided to amend the Northfield plan and delay the prospective opening of a New England campus until August of 2019.”

In pursuit of that goal, the College continues to maintain the beautiful New England property and to work with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education on its application. “In the event that the College receives the Commonwealth’s approval, we will have more time to raise funds and prepare the campus for occupancy,” says Dr. McLean.

Thomas Aquinas College hopes to welcome students to New England at Convocation 2019. “We remain fully committed to this project,” says Dr. McLean, “and hopeful that we can bring the College’s unique approach to Catholic liberal education to the East Coast.”