Newbury College is a coeducational undergraduate college in Brookline, Massachusetts that offers a career-focused education grounded in the liberal arts.
Newbury was founded in 1962 on Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay. It was originally founded as the Newbury School of Business by entrepreneur and educator Edward J. Tassinari. Tassanari's goal at the time was to help supply local Boston businesses with competent and educated employees. In the 1960s, as the college began to expand, it acquired dormitories on Commonwealth Avenue. In 1968, Newbury moved to Boylston Street, to the former location of Bentley College. Shortly thereafter, in 1971, the school changed its status from a school of business to a junior college. It then began granting associate's degrees and officially changed its name to Newbury Junior College. As the college continued to grow, it began to acquire other schools that were on the verge of collapse, including Holliston Junior College and Grahm Junior College. The most notable of these schools was the Boston branch of a 110-year-old business school, Bryant and Stratton College, which Newbury acquired in 1975. Newbury was soon the largest private two-year college in the country, and became an innovator of campus extensions and continuing education. In 1973, the school became one of the first colleges in the region to establish satellite campuses. At one point in the 1990s, the college had a total of 15 campus extension sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. These were located in Arlington, Attleboro, Boston, Braintree/Weymouth, Brookline, Dorchester, Framingham, Hopedale/Milford, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Norwood, Revere, Taunton, and Wakefield. In 1982, the college acquired the upper campus of the former Cardinal Cushing College and began moving the school to Brookline. As the college began physically expanding and acquiring buildings in the surrounding area, the satellite campuses began to consolidate into one centralized and more traditional college campus. The school changed its name to Newbury College in 1985, and in 1994 officially became a baccalaureate college. Newbury College now offers both associate's and bachelor's degrees in over 30 majors on its Brookline campus
It is the mission of the Newbury College Athletic program to provide our student-athletes with the opportunity to enhance their overall educational experience through participation in intercollegiate athletics. It is our belief that student-athletes gain worthwhile experience in teamwork, leadership, and service while also developing character, integrity, and friendship. In addition to the promotion of health and well being, the Department of Athletics maintains an environment that values the fair and equitable treatment of men and women, as well as the principles of fair play, amateurism, sportsmanship and ethical conduct as defined by the NCAA. In accordance with the Division III philosophy and educational mission of the College, Newbury Athletics seek to complement the academic curriculum in order to maximize student achievement and graduate students who are professionally competent, ethically aware, socially responsible, and prepared for lifelong learning.
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