- Schools & Programs
In response to the rising demand for seats at BHSEC, and in order to make the BHSEC education accessible to students in more New York City neighborhoods, Bard partnered with the New York City Department of Education to create a second BHSEC campus in Queens. BHSEC Queens, located in Long Island City, New York, opened in 2008. That same year, Bard also established an early college campus in New Orleans, which adapted the BHSEC model to the particular needs of its local community. The Bard Early College in New Orleans enrolls students from almost all of the city's public and charter high schools in tuition-free, credit-bearing Bard College courses during the 11th and 12th grades. Like the BHSECs, the Bard Early College in New Orleans offers Bard’s signature seminar sequence and writing and thinking workshop, as well as a range of college electives taught by college professors across the liberal arts and sciences.
In 2011, at the invitation of then-Mayor Cory Booker, Bard partnered with Newark Public Schools to open BHSEC Newark, which graduated its first class in 2013. In the fall of 2013, Bard launched an early college program in partnership with the Harlem Children’s Zone. BHSEC Cleveland opened in the fall of 2014, in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. In the fall of 2015, Bard opened a fifth Bard High School Early College in Baltimore, working with the Baltimore City Public Schools. BHSEC Cleveland's East Campus will open in the fall of 2017, providing an opportunity for even more of the city's young people to get a head start on college. Bard is grateful to all of its partners for their support in making the early colleges successful.