Massachusetts Attorney General Approves MacDuffie School Transfer to Independent School

Sale of 120-year-old MacDuffie School to International EC LLC establishes new ownership of historical day, boarding school in western Massachusetts.

Dec 27, 2010, 11:00 ET from The MacDuffie School

GRANBY, Mass., Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The MacDuffie School, a 120-year-old boarding and day school nestled in the heart of western Massachusetts, has formally been acquired by International EC LLC. The Massachusetts Attorney General approved the purchase transaction on December 23, 2010.

The newly acquired entity will retain its name and move to a renovated, expansive campus in Granby, Massachusetts, beginning in September 2011. Led by newly appointed Headmaster Brian Chatterley, the school will have a renewed focus on its international student base while showcasing renovated dormitories, advanced teaching technology, upgraded facilities and seasoned leadership.  

"This is a new beginning for an institution with a long-standing academic and cultural history. By introducing a transformed and expanded MacDuffie School next fall, we are providing a modernized environment for focused learning, exploration and development. This, coupled with our dynamic campus and offerings will provide a solid base for MacDuffie programs for years to come," said Brian Chatterley, Headmaster of The MacDuffie School.

For more information about MacDuffie School and the recent acquisition by International EC LLC visit www.macduffie.org or call 413-467-1601.

About The MacDuffie School

An independent, 6-12 boarding and day school with a history dating back to the 1800s and a new campus in 2011, the MacDuffie School combines tradition with technology, facilities and leadership optimized for twenty-first century success.

Known as "the International School," MacDuffie's commitment to international students translates into a global experience for visiting and American students alike, with deep and relevant learning opportunities from the classroom to the athletic fields, the dormitory to the community. The school brings together 21st century leadership development methods, such as outdoor leadership courses, with technology-enhanced classroom experience that ensures rigorous academic standards.

MacDuffie's scenic, expansive grounds in the heart of New England provide easy access to world-renowned colleges and universities including Harvard and Yale, as well as the cities of Boston and New York. The campus' newly renovated dormitories, underground winter-weather tunnel system and state of the art key-less security system set the gold standard for comfort, convenience and safety.

For more information on The MacDuffie School, please visit www.macduffie.org.

Press Contacts:

Brandie Gerrish or Ashley Bell

MacDuffie@hartboillot.com

# 781-893-0053



SOURCE The MacDuffie School



RELATED LINKS

http://www.macduffie.org