Bard High School Early College

  • NY


525 East Houston Street
New York
United States

About Us

Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. We provide younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. 

Now in its second decade, the Bard Early Colleges serve over 1740 students at campuses in Manhattan and Queens, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Newark, New Jersey; the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City; Cleveland, Ohio; and Baltimore MD. Since 2003, Bard Early Colleges have awarded 1825 A.A. degrees.