The Parents’ Association

The Parents’ Association

Thomas Aquinas College is grateful to the parents and grandparents of its students for engendering in these young people the habits of mind and soul that dispose them to its unique program of Catholic liberal education. In recognition of this partnership, the College is establishing a formal association of parents and grandparents.

Mission

The Parents’ Association of Thomas Aquinas College consists of all those whose children or grandchildren are students or alumni of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif. Its purpose is to support, promote, and pray for the mission of the College by helping in its efforts to provide a program of Catholic liberal education for its students. The experience of parents with Thomas Aquinas College, and the trust they show to the College by sending us their most precious gifts, their children, make them great ambassadors for the College.

The College hopes that participation in the Parents’ Association will engender and enhance friendship among the parents and grandparents of its students and alumni. Further, it hopes that parents and grandparents will see themselves as a vital part of the Thomas Aquinas College community. Finally, it is the hope of the College that the activities of the Parents’ Association will improve the culture in the Church and our nation by supporting Catholic liberal education.

Membership

Membership in the Parents’ Association of Thomas Aquinas College occurs upon the matriculation of one’s child or grandchild at the College.

For more information

Please e-mail Mr. Robert Bagdazian, Director of Development and parent of Daniel (’13) and Gabriel (’14), or call him at 800–634–9797.

“The educational role of the Christian family … has a very important place in organic pastoral work. This involves a new form of cooperation between parents and Christian communities. In this sense, the renewal of the Catholic school must give special attention to both the parents of the pupils and to the formation of a perfect educating community.”

— Familiaris Consortio 

 

Rev. Fr. Mark Bachmann

“What we learned about God in the curriculum — St. Augustine, the way he spoke about God, and St. Thomas’ treatise in the beginning of the Summa Theologica — really set me toward my vocation.”

– Rev. Fr. Mark Bachmann, O.S.B. (’82)

Co-founder and Subprior, Annunciation Monastery of Clear Creek

“I am full of admiration for what the College, its founders, its leadership, its faculty and staff, and its students and alumni have achieved.”

– George Cardinal Pell

Archbishop of Sydney

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