Students who apply to Bard Academy share a passion for learning, a strong sense of intellectual curiosity, and an independent spirit. We are seeking students who are ready to join a vibrant community of peers who will help them to stretch, grow, and evolve.
Ready to take the next step?
Bard Academy accepts two applications. Most students apply with the Gateway to Prep Schools application. Students with an existing Standard Application Online (SAO) account may choose to apply with the SAO.
*Important Note* The 2018/2019 Gateway to Prep Schools application will be going offline on June 19th at 5:00pm EST for scheduled updates. The new application for 2019/2020 will go live on July 1st. You MUST submit all in-progress forms by June 19th or you will need to start over on July 1st.
*We will continue to accept applications after January 15 as space and time permit.
Find out if you need to take an English proficiency test by answering the questions below:
Scores should be sent directly to Simon's Rock. Choose one of the two agencies listed below for your testing:
|Testing Agency||Sending the score to Simon’s Rock||Required score|
Test of English as a Foreign Language
|Add Simon's Rock to your score recipients list by entering our ID code 3795.||80 or above|
International English Language Testing System
|Requests for score delivery to Simon’s Rock must be submitted directly to the test center where you take the IELTS test.||6.5 or above|
Students will be required to submit the recommendations below. Gateway to Prep Schools will send forms to the following individuals based on information provided in the online application:
An interview is required of each applicant. The interview is not as formal or intimidating as you might think. We’ll just be getting to know you as a live, talking, thinking person. And we’ll be glad to answer any questions you or your parents have about us. We prefer that the interview be in-person as part of a visit to campus. To schedule your visit send us an email at email@example.com.
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