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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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