Bard College at Simon's Rock
Age doesn't define intellect: our mission is to inspire the creativity and curiosity of motivated younger scholars with a challenging, empowering, and inclusive education in the liberal arts and sciences.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year residential college in the U.S. specifically designed for students ready to enter college after the 10th or 11th grade. The College offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary academic program and grants both AA and BA degrees.
Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s only two-year boarding and day program for 9th- and 10th-graders with a curriculum taught by college faculty and admission into the College after 10th grade.
Simon’s Rock offers residents and visitors numerous opportunities to delve into cultural events—from visual and performing arts to lectures and readings. Events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted.
Simon’s Rock is located in Western Massachusetts in the town of Great Barrington. Our 275-acre campus is situated roughly 2.5 hours driving distance from both Boston and New York City.