Dr. Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and parent of a Simon’s Rock graduate, speaking at Simon’s Rock’s 2013 graduation ceremony
I think everyone here appreciates what a special privilege each of you has enjoyed in attending a unique institution like Simon’s Rock…most important, though, you have completed a curriculum that emphasizes creativity and independent critical thinking, habits of mind that I am sure will stay with you.

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English Proficiency and Early College for International Students


If you want to succeed in 21st century business, you need to become a critical thinker.

Harvard Business Review


Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only college specifically designed for students ready to pursue their college education as early as age 15. The Pathway to Academic Choice and Excellence (PACE) program at Simon’s Rock is designed for students who are bright, motivated, and ready for the greater challenge of college at a younger age, and who need further instruction to advance their English language skills.

In the PACE program, students begin their work toward a degree much earlier than their peers. Whether they aspire to study medicine, engineering, computer science, or any other academic field, students can begin their studies immediately at Simon’s Rock. Whatever their ambitions, PACE students improve their abilities to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems creatively.

The PACE Advantage–An Introduction
What is Bard College at Simon's Rock?
PACE, Year by Year
Pathway to Success
What International Students Say about Simon’s Rock
PACE Student Residential Life
Admission Requirements
PACE Annual Tuition and Fees

Bard College at Simon's Rock has partnered with The Cambridge Institute of International Education to increase its recruitment of students from Cambridge's American and East Asian Network of schools.