Bard Early Colleges
The 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. The Bard Early Colleges provide adolescents with a rigorous, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades at no cost to the student. Bard's early college model provides a seamless, affordable pathway for students to and through college. The Bard Early College network includes campuses in Manhattan (Lower East Side and Harlem Children's Zone), N.Y.; Queens, N.Y.; Newark, N.J.; New Orleans, La.; and Cleveland, Ohio.
Bard College at
Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts has been a leader in the early college movement for more than 40 years. Simon's Rock is the only residential college in the country specifically designed to provide bright, highly motivated students with the opportunity to begin college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade, culminating in either the A.A. or B.A. degree.
Master of Arts in Teaching Program
The Bard MAT Program integrates advanced study in the academic disciplines and pedagogy with year-long residencies in the public schools, leading to a master of arts in teaching degree and NYS Initial Teacher Certification or CA Single Subject Credentialing (grades 7-12) in four subject areas: biology, history, literature, or mathematics. There are three campus locations: Hudson Valley, NY; Los Angeles, California; and the West Bank.
The Clemente Course in Humanities
The Clemente Course provides college-level instruction to economically and educationally disadvantaged individuals. The program is free and takes place in an accessible and welcoming community setting. Participants study four disciplines: literature, art history, moral philosophy, and U.S. history. Students explore great works of art and philosophy while learning about the events and ideals that define the United States as a nation.
Institute for Writing and Thinking
Focused on the critical role that writing plays in both teaching and learning, the Institute for Writing and Thinking (IWT) is Bard College's professional development institute for secondary and postsecondary teachers. IWT brings secondary and college teachers for innovative, intellectually stimulating, and practically useful workshops, conferences, and on-site consulting.