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Beacon College recently acquired downtown Leesburg property vital to the school’s plans for expansion and upgrading the learning environment for students.

On July 10, school officials purchased two lots for $399,000 from George M. Mathew and Lourdes M. Mathew, trustees of the George M. Mathew Family Trust and the Lourdes M. Mathew Family Trust. The land — listed at 115 East Main Street — sits adjacent to the college’s administration building, Beacon Hall, and fits strategically in the college’s campus master plan to build in the next several years a new academic building. It is the final Main Street location currently targeted by the college.

“Over the course of the past 10 years, Beacon College has been careful in its development of a core academic campus,” said Beacon President George J. Hagerty. “The acquisition of the Mathew property completes, in large measure, the master plan that we have envisioned for our institutional footprint taking us well in the future.”

Beacon College is the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences. Ranked the No. 1 college or university for students with disabilities for 2017-18 by BestValueSchools.com, the college will enjoy an enrollment highpoint this fall when the college welcomes 350 students to campus.