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.
For all applicants, we require a personal interview with a member of staff where we will get to know you as a live, talking, thinking person. Please contact us if you are interested in applying.
If you’re ready for this challenge, we’re ready for you.
Bard Academy uses the Gateway to Prep Schools application. Gateway to Prep has a three-part application process. You can create your account, complete the candidate profile, and request letters of recommendation. The writing prompts for the essay question and parent statement will be available mid-September.
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. Please call to schedule an interview, or complete the form on our website.