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Sample Class Schedule

What will your days at Bard Academy look like?

Bard AcademyAfter breakfast, you’ll head off to classes, with breaks for lunch and study periods. From 3 to 4:30, you’ll participate in your choice of activities on offer (think: student clubs, sports, yoga or other fitness classes at the Kilpatrick). You’ll eat dinner (veg, vegan, or omnivorous — it’s all on the table), and then you can head back to your residence hall for some R&R. Study Hall is scheduled for 8 to 10, followed by an hour to unwind and a recommended lights-out for that all-important shut-eye at 11.

Below is a sample schedule. Like pretty much everything else at Bard Academy, once you’re here, you’ll make it your own.

A Week at Bard Academy

Monday

8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 - 9:55 a.m. Algebra II
10:05 - 11:00 a.m. World Literature
11:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Science of Food
12:05 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:20 - 2:10 p.m. Chinese I
2:25 - 3:20 p.m. Social Studies: Power and Change
3:15 - 4 p.m. Free
4 - 6 p.m. Soccer practice
6 - 7 p.m. Dinner
7 - 7:30 p.m. Dorm Meeting
8 - 10 p.m. Guided Study Hall

Tuesday

8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 - 9:55 a.m. Algebra I
10:05 - 11:45 a.m. Ceramics Studio
12 noon - 1:10 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Advisor Meeting - individual
1:50 - 3:20 p.m. World Literature 
3:30 - 5 p.m. Gardening Club
5 - 6 p.m. Free
6 - 7 p.m. Dinner
 7 - 8 p.m. Movie Night
 8 - 10 p.m. Guided Study Hall

Wednesday

8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9:20 - 9:55 a.m. Algebra I
10:05 - 11:00 a.m. World Literature
11:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m Science of Food
12:05 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
12:50 - 1:45 p.m. Music lesson
1:20 - 2:15 p.m. Chinese
2:25 - 3:20 p.m. Social Studies: Power and Change
3:30 - 5 p.m. Community Meeting
5 - 6 p.m. Soccer practice
6 - 7 p.m. Dinner
7 - 9 p.m. Dean’s Hour
9 - 10 p.m. Guided Study Hall 

Thursday

8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9:20 - 9:55 a.m. Math
10:05 - 11:45 a.m. Ceramics Studio
11:45 a.m.- 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Study
1:50 - 3:20 p.m. Social Studies: Power and Change
3:25 - 4:30 p.m. Debate Club
4:30 - 6 p.m. Wellness Seminar
6 - 7 p.m. Dinner
7 - 7:30 p.m. Dorm Meeting
8 - 10 p.m. Guided Study Hall

Friday

8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 - 11:00 a.m. Lab
11:10 - 12:05 p.m. Science of Food
12:05 - 1:15 p.m. Nature walk with picnic
1:20 - 2:15 p.m. Chinese
2:25 - 3:00 p.m. Advisor Meeting - group
3 - 4 p.m. Free
4 - 6 p.m. Soccer practice
6 - 8:30 p.m. Dinner and trip to town
8:30 - 11 p.m. Downtime: open mic, bonfire, games, trivia

Bard Academy is an enriched liberal arts program for students who don’t want to wait to ask serious questions.