CEG launches CATS Academy Boston
July 20, 2012
Cambridge Education Group has continued its expansion into the USA with the launch of a pre-university high school centre in Boston, MA.
Photo: CATS Academy Boston
Delivered within the Trinity Catholic High School campus, CATS Academy Boston will prepare international and US students for degree study at American universities, with the first intake of students from Grades nine-to-11 (ages 14-to-17) to commence in September, and Grade 12 entry available from 2013.
Students will undertake the high school diploma with a range of compulsory subjects and opportunities to enhance the core curriculum through Advanced Placement courses. A full sports and community service is available, along with a college counsellor to assist with personalised pathway and university application advice from arrival. Accommodation will be provided in fully catered single dorms, with communal spaces and an onsite gym.
Betty Lee, Marketing Director at CEG, said the company was meeting demand from agents. “At CEG, we strive to seek the advice of agents to ensure we design products that fill a void in the market. With CATS Academy Boston, we spoke to over 70 agents globally who told us that demand for US high schools was high; but that they faced barriers including the lack of schools in attractive locations, low international student quotas and the difficulties they faced in working directly with the schools themselves, which affected the service levels offered to their clients.
“With CATS Academy Boston, these hurdles are removed and we offer agents and their students a high school in an exceptional location and possessing a proven track record of success,” said Lee.
As previously reported, CEG recently announced the establishment of ONCAMPUS Boston, a pathway programme to the second year of a US Bachelor’s degree at three New England institutions, and the FoundationCampus partnership with the University of Amsterdam.
CEG operates a range of academic, creative and English language programmes, including three CATS colleges in the UK. On the potential for further growth, Fergus Brownlee, CEO, said, “We are always looking for new growth opportunities whether in the UK or beyond, which applies to all divisions within Cambridge Education Group.”