Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

Invest in Simon's Rock

Our mission is to nurture bright, highly motivated young people who are ready for an intellectual challenge at an earlier age.

Philanthropic support makes our community possible.

Donor contributions fund scholarships, help to attract and retain exceptional faculty, and assist in preserving our beautiful 275-acre campus and its facilities. Founded in 1966, Simon’s Rock has emerged as a leader in the early college movement and a cultural touchstone for our local community in the Berkshires. Your commitment helps us to continue our over 50-year legacy.


You [at Simon’s Rock] are fighting for a cause, which is the improvement of the way we educate young people in this country.

-Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, 2015 Simon’s Rock commencement address.

50 Scholars and the Next 50 Years

Many Simon’s Rock graduates become innovators making their mark in finance, the arts, education, literature, politics, and science, often while still in their 20s. Our 50 Scholars for 50 Years campaign continues this legacy. With your help, we will create 50 new scholarships during its 2016-2017 academic year. By sponsoring one of these awards, you enable a bright, young student to pursue a life of creativity, contribution, and meaningful achievement.

 50 Scholars for 50 Years

 Our Legacy is Our Community

Every gift matters.