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Visit the Academy

Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is high school reimagined.

We encourage and welcome you to our campus for an open house or individual visit. You’ll gain a better sense of the exceptional experience Bard Academy offers, and you’ll be able to meet the students and faculty. We’d also be happy to schedule an admission interview.

Schedule an Individual Campus Visit

Visits include a campus tour, lunch with a student, classroom visit (if classes are in session), and an opportunity to meet or interview with an admission counselor. Expect to be on campus for three to four hours. Individual visits are offered Monday through Friday throughout the year.

Attend our Open House

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Bard Academy Open House offers families the opportunity to learn about our academic and residential programs, meet the faculty, tour the campus, and enjoy lunch in our dining hall. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by optional activities, including admission interviews.

Discovery Days

This comprehensive, group visit day includes special presentations and content for parents and students who are interested in learning about Bard Academy. You'll have the opportunity to hear about academic and residential programs from the provost and deans, and to participate in tours, interviews, sample classes, and panels on financial aid and campus life. Discovery Day begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs through 1:30 p.m., with optional activities (including admission interviews) from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Upcoming Discovery Days:

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Schedule a Skype interview

We understand that some families may not be able to visit campus. We’re happy to arrange phone or Skype interviews with international applicants and others for whom a visit is not possible. Please email

Ask a Student

Talk to a student about the Bard Academy application process.