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Add to Calendar 2024-04-11 00:00:00 2024-04-13 23:59:59 Spring Open House Weekend for High School Juniors Thomas Aquinas College America/Los_Angeles public

This spring in New England, the Admissions Office will hold two separate student open houses — one for high school seniors and one for juniors, on March 21-24 and  April 11-13, respectively. “We are looking forward to welcoming our guests to Western Massachusetts,” says Associate Director of Admissions John Jost. “These extended visits allow prospective students to experience our classical curriculum for themselves — to see how the College pursues truth in the company of friends and under the light of the Catholic faith.”

Both Open Houses will include opportunities to tour the campuses, stay in the residence halls, and take part in the College’s academic program. “Visiting high schoolers will first get to sit on classes and listen as our students discuss the Great Books,” says Director of Admissions Jon Daly. “Then they will get to try out the Discussion Method for themselves at their own seminars, led by members of our teaching faculty. It’s a wonderful way for students to experience the transformative difference that comes from taking an active role in the learning process.”

Since the Discussion Method depends entirely on student participation, quality discussions rely on the mutual friendship of the student body. Attendees will experience how campus life strengthens that friendship, through camaraderie on the athletic field and at meals, Mass in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel, and various social activities where they will get to meet current TAC students. Attendees can also look forward to panel discussions with a TAC tutor and a “Faith on Tap” session with Head Chaplain Rev. Greg Markey.

 The Open House is free of charge, but space is limited, so guests are encouraged to RSVP soon. “We hope our prospective students and their parents will leave having experienced at least a sliver of what Thomas Aquinas College has to offer,” says Mr. Daly. “Enjoy the program! Don’t leave without having asked what questions you have about the education — or life afterward!”