Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

Fisher Science and Academic Center

The heart of the college’s scientific community, with fully-equipped, specialized labs, a greenhouse, a computer classroom, and a 60-seat multimedia auditorium.

State-of-the-Art Science

Designed by award-winning architect Peter Bohlin, the Fisher Center includes state-of-the-art labs for biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, and specialized collaborative work between faculty and upper level students. Other features include a computer classroom, a greenhouse, and a 60-seat auditorium featuring advanced multimedia equipment and wired seating.

The science and academic center at Simon’s Rock breaks down the perceived barriers between the sciences and other disciplines, maximizing opportunities for informal learning and collaboration through casual interaction.

- Bohlin Cywinski, Jackson Architecture Firm

Talk to an admission counselor about opportunities for science students at Simon’s Rock.

Talk to a science student about their experience at Simon’s Rock.

Explore courses in the sciences.

Explore the Fisher Science and Academic Center

Community Garden
Learning and growing, organically, in the Community Garden. Produce finds its way into the dining hall; students find deep interdisciplinary connections through the related Food Studies program.
Computer Science Lab
  A well-equipped computer lab keeps you plugged in, and is the site for courses in the Computer Science concentration.
Fisher Classroom

Small classroom spaces facilitate discussion and architecturally frame natural views and honest industrial design details.

Genetics Research Lab
  A student uses DNA sequencing to analyze data collected during field research on the island of Montserrat.
Professor Patricia Dooley in Fisher Lecture Hall.

Equipped for multimedia presentations, and laptop accessibility, the lecture hall seats 100 and is used for classes, meetings and campus events.

Fisher Greenhouse

A lush corner of Fisher where botanical research flourishes.

Theses Posters

Seniors display their theses posters in the atrium space.