Bard Offers Poughkeepsie Day School Juniors Opportunity to Complete Senior Year at the CollegeANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Responding to the news that Poughkeepsie Day School (PDS) will close at the end of this semester, Bard College President Leon Botstein announced that Bard College is extending an offer to all rising seniors from PDS to complete their senior year at Bard for the same cost as attending PDS. “It is vital that we reach out as neighbors to be of help in these difficult times,” he said.
“It is a sad day when a valued and long-standing member of the Hudson Valley educational community closes its doors,” said Bard’s Dean of the College Deirdre d'Albertis. “As a parent of two children who began their elementary schooling at PDS, I’m pleased that the College is in a position to offer a path for these students to complete their last year of high school with access to the first-year curriculum at Bard.”
Bard has decades of experience as a pioneer in offering a college education to high school-age students. From Bard College at Simon’s Rock to a national network of Bard High School Early Colleges with seven highly successful urban schools in six states, Bard is uniquely qualified to present this opportunity.
Rising seniors at PDS will be able to attend Bard on a commuter basis beginning in September, and will earn a high school diploma and college credits through courses of study modeled on Bard’s early college strategy.
Poughkeepsie Day School students and families interested in pursuing this opportunity should contact Bard’s Dean of Studies David Shein via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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