Bard Academy at Simon's Rock

High School. Reimagined.

Bard Academy at Simon's Rock is the nation's first two-year high school for boarding and day students. At Bard Academy you'll find faculty who welcome intellectual curiosity and classmates who love to learn—just as much as you do.

High School for Two Years.
Then College, early.

Bard Academy students are a diverse bunch, but have a few things in common: intellectual curiosity, an independent spirit, and a love of learning. We haven't condensed the high school experience; instead we've created a program that takes a collegiate approach to learning from day one. After the 10th grade, all students in good academic and social standing are admitted to Bard College at Simon's Rock.

High School Taught by Your
Future College Professors

High School on a College Campus

Bard Academy at Simon's Rock is located in the heart of the Berkshires, on the verdant 275-acre campus of Bard College at Simon's Rock. Bard Academy students enjoy all of the College's resources and facilities, from our community gardens and research labs to our library, art studios, and theater spaces.

Meet Our Students

Julian Matthews


Gigi Janko


Ajara Jagne


Rifah Tasnim


Kate Narain