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Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute has a long, proud history of offering career education to students in the northeaster US. We began in New York as two wholly different educational institutions, before coming together to form Ridley-Lowell. Lowell School of Business was established in 1850 by Daniel W. Lowell, who was joined by John E. Bloomer and together supervised the training of thousands of young men and women for business careers.
Ridley Secretarial School was founded in 1936 by Earle D. Ridley as a place to provide business training for New Yorkers. In turn, Ridley supplied business and professional communities with personnel fully trained in the most modern office techniques of the day.
The schools were consolidated in 1968 to become a single school focused on career training. Today, Ridley-Lowell is one of America's oldest private business schools in continuous operation.
In 1976, the school came under the leadership of current president, W.T. Weymouth, and executive vice president, Norma Weymouth. The success of our students as active members of the workforce and Ridley's dedication to the continued success of our communities led to a later demand for expansion. We now have a number of campuses across New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island.