PLEASE NOTE: The 2022/2023 Gateway to Prep Schools® application will go offline on June 15, 2023 to prepare for the new application year.
You must submit your application by that date or your data will be lost. If you do not submit by that date, you will need to create a new application starting on or about July 1, 2023 for the new 2023/2024 application year. Please also save a copy of all your data locally since it will be removed from the online application system.

Thank you for your interest in applying to Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock!

Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s first 9th and 10th grade boarding and day program offering to take students from the ninth grade to the completion of the bachelor’s degree in just six years. Our core philosophy is that many young scholars are ready for the rich learning environment of college early, and that the last two years of high school too often have more to do with getting into college than being ready for college.

The Academy provides a two-year curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, taught by college professors. The intellectual experience is centered on serious and meaningful academic challenges, strong teacher-student relationships, participatory classes, creative expression, and rigorous reading and writing. Bard Academy students are ready to enter into Bard College at Simon’s Rock after completing the 10th grade.

Good luck with your application and please be in touch! For more information about Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, please visit or contact the Office of Admission by emailing or calling 1-800-235-7186 or 413-528-7228.

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