Bard Early College Hudson

Sample Schedule

8:00 - 11:00 AM
Classes at local high school

11:00 - 11:45 AM
Lunch/travel to Bard Early College campus (transportation provided by school district)

11:45 - 1:30 PM
College classes at Bard Early College campus (364 Warren Street, Hudson, NY)

How to Apply

Students apply to Bard Early College Hudson through participating high schools in New York State that are component districts of Questar III BOCES. Interested students or parents/guardians should check with their school’s guidance department or principal to see if their district participates, or email

About Bard Early College in Hudson

Bard Early College (BEC) Hudson is an innovative new program providing young people in Hudson and its surrounding school districts direct access to a high-quality liberal arts education from Bard College. Students take challenging and engaging courses with experienced college faculty, earning up to 25 college credits (nearly equivalent to one year) tuition-free while still in high school.

Enrolled students spend the second half of every school day as undergraduates of Bard College, taking college courses at a satellite campus on Warren Street in Hudson, NY. The courses are dually accredited by both Bard College and their local school districts, allowing students to move ahead in college without falling behind in high school. Generally, students take two courses each semester, as well as a "College Experience" course that provides one-on-one counseling for applying to and preparing for college. Courses are taught by full-time and visiting professors, many of whom are faculty at Bard College.

Click here to download our 2017-2018 brochure: 

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Participating school districts vary from year to year. In 2017-18, enrolled students are from the following local school districts:

Cairo-Durham Central School District
Coxsackie-Athens Central School District
Germantown Central School District
Hudson City School District
Taconic Hills Central School District

Interested students should contact their guidance counselor or

Who Should Apply? 
While our curriculum is undoubtedly rigorous, this program is not meant solely for top-performing students. Rather, we seek engaged and curious young people who are looking for a challenge. In many cases, a lack of interest, rather than a lack of capacity, can be the cause of poor performance in school. For this reason, we base our admissions decisions primarily on one-on-one interviews, writing assessments, and a sample Seminar class. We encourage students to apply regardless of whether or not they think they "have the grades" to get in. The fact that a student has sought out an early college opportunity is often proof enough that they are ready for the challenging work ahead.


Michael Sadowski
Executive Director; Faculty in Psychology and Education
Ed.D., Harvard University
Molly Albrecht
Associate Director; Faculty in College Advising
M.A.T. in History, State University of New York at New Paltz
School Building Leader Certification, New York State


Additional 2017-18 Faculty 

Jaime Osterman Alves
Faculty in Humanities
Associate Professor of Literature, Bard MAT Program
Ph.D., University of Maryland

Myra Young Armstead
Faculty in History
Vice President for Academic Inclusive Excellence and Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies, Bard College
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Nesrin Ersoy McMeekin

Faculty in Humanities
Visiting Instructor in the Humanities, Bard College 

Francesca Ochoa
Faculty in Creative Writing
M.F.A., Columbia University