HOWE, Ind. (WFFT) — A former college preparatory boarding school campus in LaGrange County officially has a new owner.
The New York-based World Olivet Assembly, an evangelical Christian denomination, announced Wednesday they have acquired the 55.35-acre Howe Military Academy campus in Howe as educational facilities.
The school closed down last year and was put up for sale.
The World Olivet Assembly says the Howe campus will be used as educational facilities.
"Thanks to the former Academy, the new campus is already equipped with many amenities, including a chapel, a campus manse, student residences, dining hall facilities, administration offices, academic classrooms and recreational facilities," the group said in a post on their website.
World Olivet Assembly also plans to move forward with maintenance and campus enhancement projects.
At full capacity, the World Olivet Assembly says they will have room to accommodate 400 students at the new location, with faculty and staff to increase appropriately in parallel.
The group says it is aiming for a 2020-21 start date, "once the necessary authorizations are finalized, including COVID-19-related approvals for educational institutions."
"The first students to arrive will be a cohort affiliated with World Olivet Assembly to give the administration flexibility in the event of a public health emergency mid-year," officials said.
More information about the World Olivet Assembly can be found here.