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Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock

Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock

Grades: 9 - 10
Type: Boarding / Day
Gender: Coed


Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s first high school that offers a seamless transition to college after 10th grade. At Bard Academy, age doesn’t define intellect: their mission is to inspire the curiosity and creativity of motivated younger scholars with a challenging, empowering, and inclusive education in the liberal arts and sciences. Bard Academy provides a rigorous curriculum with discussion-based classes that is designed and taught by college professors who are leading scholars in their fields. Students take advantage of all the college-level facilities on the campus. This includes state-of-the-art labs for biology, chemistry, ecology, and physics; the contemporary two-building Daniel Arts Center, which houses a 300-seat theater, 100-seat blackbox, dance studio, and studios and production facilities; and the Kilpatrick Athletic Center with an elevated indoor track, eight-lane swimming pool, rock-climbing wall, squash and racquetball courts, and full-service fitness center. A student entering Bard Academy in 9th grade will earn an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock after only four years and a Bachelor of Arts degree after only six years. Bard Academy offers both a boarding and day program. For the 2020-2021 academic year, Bard Academy is offering primarily in-person, socially distanced classes, with hybrid and remote learning options available. No matter if you are learning on- or off-campus, Bard Academy will continue to offer the high quality, personalized educational experience that they are known for