Bard Academy at Simon's Rock
- At Bard Academy, our students experience a collegiate approach to learning from day one.
- Located on the campus of Bard College at Simon's Rock, America's first and most innovative early college, Bard Academy shares faculty, facilities, and resources with the college.
- Students are taught by their future college professors in an intellectually stimulating environment.
- Our culture and curriculum provide for a seamless transition from high school to early college.
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|Definition of Terms|
| 2019 School Data
|Bard Academy at||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Campus Size||275 acres||105 acres|
|Enrollment||51 students||313 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||n/a||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||No||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual||Casual|
|Average Class Size||15 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:8||1:7|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
(Includes fees and room and board)
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||No||No|
|Director of Admissions||Cindi Jacobs|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Amanda Dubrowski, Kirin Terni|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||4||16|
|Sports||Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||21||23|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
ACT Squad at Simon's Rock, Black Student Union, Economics Club, Fencing Club, Green Society, International Club, LGBTQ+ Student Alliance, Math Club, Model UN, ORCA (Organizing Rockers for Civic Action), Pre-Med Society, Running Club, Space Ice Cream Club, Tea Appreciation Club
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery, Dodgeball, Fitness Classes, Rock Climbing Wall, Squash and Racquetball Courts, Tennis, Weight Room and Exercise Machines
|Year:||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO YEARS: We haven`t condensed high school; instead, we`ve created a program that takes a collegiate approach to learning. Unlike many high schools, at Bard Academy, asking questions is not a distraction, but a welcome starting point for intellectual discovery in a truly academic, inclusive, and supportive community.
- HIGH SCHOOL TAUGHT BY COLLEGE PROFESSORS: Since Bard Academy shares faculty with Bard College at Simon`s Rock: The Early College, students build meaningful relationships with their future college professors. Faculty are leading scholars in their fields of study, and experts at engaging younger students.
- HIGH SCHOOL ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS: Bard Academy is located in the Berkshires, on the beautiful 275-acre campus of Bard College at Simon`s Rock, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts named Best Small Town by Smithsonian magazine. Academy students enjoy all the College`s resources, including the science labs, library, art studios, community garden, athletic center, and theater spaces. Academy students are invited to join all sports teams, clubs, and activities.
- ACADEMICS: With 35+ majors, The Princeton Review rates Simon`s Rock a 92/99 for academics, higher than Harvard or Princeton. Federal data on US colleges and universities rank Bard College at Simon`s Rock #17 nationwide for percentage of graduates who earn a doctorate, close on the list to Harvard, University of Chicago, Oberlin, Williams, Amherst, and Yale ranking higher than Brown, Stanford, Dartmouth, Vassar, and Cornell.
- YOU ARE WELCOME HERE: You`ll have the unmistakable feeling that you`ve found where you belong. Rockers are visionaries, iconoclasts, pioneers, and leaders who are working for a better, smarter, world. Our students are a diverse group, but have in common: intellectual curiosity, an independent spirit, and a love of learning. You`ll find a true academic community here.
- WHERE INDEPENDENT MINDS GET THEIR START: At Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon's Rock, age doesn't define intellect: our 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 at Simon's Rock accreditations: The New England Association of Schools and Colleges
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