Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) has sold its 8-acre Brattle Street property in Cambridge, MA to its former neighbor Lesley University.
The sale of the Cambridge property, announced by Lesley University on July 18, is part of the transition of EDS to New York City.
EDS announced in 2017 that it would be closing its Cambridge campus and in May of that year the Board of Trustees signed an affiliation agreement with Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The new entity is now called Episcopal Divinity School at Union (EDS at Union). The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas was appointed Dean, and assumed her position in August 2017.
As part of the transition the Board decided to sell the Cambridge property to help support and sustain EDS’ rigorous academic programming and provide support for incoming students.
“With the sale of the Cambridge campus to Lesley University, our transition to New York City takes another step forward. Our first class of EDS at Union students will be on campus in a month and this upcoming school year promises to build on the great legacy of Episcopal theological education and we are excited for what the future holds in our new home at Union,” said Bonnie Anderson, President of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Board of Trustees.