WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - June 23, 2016) - The Cambridge Network, a leading education management and consulting firm, announced today that its gphomestay division will work with Totino-Grace High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota to open an on-campus dormitory for international and domestic students attending the school.
The dormitory will open in the fall of 2016 and be housed in the former School Sisters of Notre Dame residence, which will accommodate more than 40 high school students. The residence will include a commercial kitchen, dining room and study hall, recreation room, laundry facilities and an outdoor courtyard.
The Cambridge Network's gphomestay division will provide on-site staff to manage the facility and the residents, as well as supplying the necessary advice and support to the international students as they begin their education in the United States. Gphomestay provides international students with quality housing either in United States home families, or in exceptional residential facilities, to help them immerse in American culture and to share their own cultures with families and fellow students here in the United States. Gphomestay also assists in travel for international students, and provides host families with financial and cultural support during the short- or long-term stay of their international student.
"As with our other dormitories, safety and engagement are our two key priorities," said Christine Lin, president and co-founder of The Cambridge Network. "We work with the school to provide the best possible environment for students to learn and thrive."
Boarding students will participate in all aspects of life at Totino-Grace. In a safe and supportive environment they will have access to all of the advantages Totino-Grace students enjoy including a comprehensive and challenging curriculum, outstanding co-curricular programming, and academic support and resources. ESL opportunities are available for international students who wish to enhance their English language proficiency.
"Totino-Grace is excited about welcoming students with diverse backgrounds to campus, which will enrich the lives of our student body as well as provide opportunities to appreciate and celebrate people from other cultures," said President Craig W. Junker, Ed.D.
Totino-Grace joins other schools for which The Cambridge Network's gphomestay either manages or has dormitories currently planned. They include the existing dormitory at Sparhawk School in Amesbury, MA, and a dormitory under development at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, CA, which is due to open in the fall of 2016. Other residential programs are currently planned around the country.
About Totino-Grace High School:
Totino-Grace High School is a private, Catholic high school in Fridley, Minnesota. It is an Archdiocesan co-educational Catholic high school in the Lasallian tradition. In the late 1950s, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota sought to expand the number of Catholic high schools in the Twin Cities area. At this same time, Monsignor Joseph Lapinski, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Columbia Heights, purchased some land in nearby Fridley in the hope that the Archdiocese would build one of these new high schools there. Approval for a new high school in Fridley was soon given, and in 1965, the Christian Brothers accepted responsibility for administration of the school. The School Sisters of Notre Dame joined the Brothers in this task, and opened Archbishop Grace High School in September 1966, with 175 freshmen. The first graduating class was the Class of 1970.
About the Cambridge Network:
The Cambridge Network is a Massachusetts-based network of global international education companies that strive to expand human perspectives and world harmony through education. The Cambridge Network and its partners serve more than 300 U.S. private and public high schools, as well as many colleges and universities, by supporting students, families and schools in immersive cross-cultural learning. Founded in 2009, The Cambridge Network's partners are served by 12 offices in the U.S., China, Japan, Vietnam and South Korea. The Cambridge Network offers its comprehensive consulting services through its network of companies, including: The Cambridge Institute of International Education, which provides unparalleled academic support to students and schools; gphomestay, which provides international students with host families or residential living in the United States; GlobalU, which provides American students with short-term immersion abroad; and KnowledgeLink, which provides short-term language immersion for international students in the United States.