About Bard MAT

Our Campus

Our Campus

Bard MAT students carry out their studies on the Bard campus and engage in field experiences in nearby schools in the Hudson Valley, working with experienced teachers who are active members of the MAT educational community.

Our Location

Bard College is in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, on the east bank of the Hudson River, midway between New York City and Albany, and 220 miles southwest of Boston. For directions and a map of campus, please go to Visiting Bard:

Getting to Bard

In New York State, take the Taconic State Parkway to the Red Hook/Route 199 exit, drive west on Route 199 through the village of Red Hook to Route 9G, turn right onto Route 9G, and drive north 1.6 miles. Or take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 19 (Kingston), take Route 209 (changes to Route 199 at the Hudson River) over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to Route 9G, turn left onto Route 9G and drive north 3.5 miles.

Getting Around

All BardMAT graduate students must have access to their own vehicle during their time in the Program.
Train Service
  • AMTRAK (Rhinecliff, NY), 845-876-3364; 800-USA-RAIL;
  • Metro-North (Poughkeepsie, NY), 800-638-7646
Taxi Service
  • Red Hook Taxi, 845-758-1478
  • Rhinebeck Taxi, 845-876-5466
  • Horseless Carriage, 845-757-2900
  • Chariot Taxi, 845-876-3000
Air Service
  • Albany International Airport: 518-242-2200, 518-242-2299;
  • Stewart-Newburgh International Airport: 845-564-7200

On-Campus Housing

There is limited on-campus housing available for graduate students. When applying, please email for up to date information on available housing on campus.

Off-Campus Housing

Off-campus housing is a great option for graduate students. A variety of houses and apartments at reasonable rents can be found near the Bard College campus. In general, the local area, while relatively close to several major cities, offers a high quality of life with a more affordable cost of living than many metropolitan and other college areas.

Meal Plans

There is no meal plan for graduate students. During the academic year graduate students may open a "flex account", which allows them to put cash on their Bard ID cards to be used in Kline Commons servery, Down the Road Cafe, and Manor Cafe. Students using flex accounts are given a discount on their purchases.