- Early College
- The Rocker Community
- Meet Our Students
What do Rockers have in common? Well, for one thing, they’ve all made the extraordinary
choice to be here.
And that’s no small thing, actually. It’s a courageous decision that represents a
willingness to take risks, and to do things a little differently than most of their
peers. Rockers are full participants in their own learning, and that takes an open
and willing mind, a driving curiosity, and a lot of creative flexibility. It’s a responsibility
our self-directed students take seriously.
Rockers want to do more than ace the test; they want to test their ideas in the world,
and tackle real problems in need of innovative solutions.
“A typical Simon's Rock student? Atypical.”-Jan '13
Our students bring with them a diversity of languages, experiences, backgrounds, and
beliefs, as well as interests, skills, and talents. They value being part of the Rocker
community where peers and mentors respect and learn from each other’s differences.
Our students? They’re Rockers, all the way.
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“An Experience I Wouldn’t Exchange For Anything”
“Heading Abroad on a Fulbright. I’m Only 19, but I’m Ready.”
Political Science and French/Francophone Studies
“Deep Gratitude: They’re Doing This For Us…”
“Mathematical Proofs Over Breakfast…”
“A Well-Rounded Person Makes a Better Doctor.”
Biology and Pre-med
“Pursuing a Call to Climate Science.”
Environmental & Sustainability Studies
“Challenged to think differently.”
Neuroscience and Biology
“Everything I wanted to Do Was Possible at Simon's Rock.”
Literary Translation and Restorative Justice
“I was really moved by my professors’ commitment in me.”
Engineering and Orchestra
“Our community is an accepting and loving one.”
Organizer of Campus Pride Week
“When I was three, I knew I wanted to help heal people.”
“I Discovered Myself and My Passion for Food Justice Here”
Food Studies: Social & Environmental Justice
Beyond All Expectation