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Prospective students will soon be able to experience the intellectual, spiritual, and community life of Thomas Aquinas College at open houses on both the New England and California campuses.

“We are looking forward to welcoming high school students to Northfield, Massachusetts, from February 23-26, and then to Santa Paula, California, from March 2-5,” says Director of Admissions Jon Daly. “These extended visits give prospective students a chance to experience our celebrated curriculum for themselves — to see how the College pursues truth in the company of friends and under the light of the Catholic faith.”

At the heart of the College’s Open Houses are class visits, where attendees will witness the Discussion Method in action. “Reading about the Great Books is one thing,” says Mr. Daly. “But visiting and seeing students discuss the works that have shaped our world brings out the power, wonder, and strength of the program. We want attendees to experience this phenomenon, and we want them to meet our students.”

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, as well as at Mass and in the residence halls. Attendees can also look forward to fun afternoons exploring New England forests and California foothills, game nights, bonfires, and other activities.

On the last day of each Open House — timed so that parents and family members can attend — each campus will offer a panel, campus tour, and lunch. “Families can come in the morning for Sunday Mass in our chapels, then stick around, see the campus, and hear from alumni, parents, and tutors about the lifelong value of a TAC education,” says Mr. Daly.

In New England, alumna Jane (Neumayr ‘98) Nemcova, an AI professional and the chief operating officer at Veuu, will headline the discussion, which will also include members of the teaching faculty and TAC parents. A similarly comprised panel in California will feature Maggie McCann (’13), an MD-PhD candidate at Creighton University, and TAC dad Ray Walshe, a managing consultant at TUV SUD Global Risk Consultants.

“We hope our guests will leave having experienced at least a sliver of what Thomas Aquinas College has to offer its students,” says Mr. Daly. “Enjoy the program! Don’t leave without having asked what questions you have about the education — or life afterward!”

For more information, please see the New England and California Open House event pages.