Why Early College? Why Simon's Rock?

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the United States’ only four-year residential college designed specifically to address the intellectual, emotional and social needs of younger students. Acceleration isn’t our goal, but with most of our students completing their BAs by age 20, a head start on life is inevitable. Our mission, since our founding in 1966, has been to meet ambitious, motivated students with a challenge, to support their success as scholars, and to help them define and achieve their dreams–academic, personal and professional. [more]